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A Rock and a Baseball Bat Are a Stupid Idea

While taking the pups for our morning walk on our pitch black street, a memory popped into my head.

Not really sure why it decided to visit me, but it did.


It was 1993 or so and my best friend at the time and I were at our older brother’s all-start summer baseball game.


We had one of those little wooden souvenir bats that you get as giveaways at Major League games.


Well, the game we were watching was a blow out, so we decided it would be a good idea to have our own home run derby off to the side with our little bat.


The problem was, we didn’t have a ball small enough to match the bat.


So what’d we do?


We decided to use rocks.


We were only about 10 feet away from each other to make it easier to see the rocks coming in to hit.


I was, unfortunately, the one to pitch first.


BAM!  First pitch; line drive right off my forehead!


It could have been much worse if it hit me in the eye, but it didn’t.  It left me with a huge, bloody welt right in the smack-dab middle of my forehead.  Game over.


What were we expecting?  Dumb ideas produce dumb results.


At least we were smart enough to leave the game alone after that.


Are you heading into the beginning of this year with the same dumb plans that have gotten you exactly nowhere the past few years?


You must recognize your thought patterns and then actively change them.  Otherwise the brain will just go on autopilot and repeat the self-same thing, over and over.


Think Differently – Kyle Newell


P.S-On January 16th, our first ever Anti-Resolution program at Newell Strength begins.  We just got an influx of new potential members for it, so I’d estimate that we have 3 or so spots remaining.  You can apply for this once a year, 30-days for $99 challenge here:  https://goo.gl/forms/JP73A2bomPM1JYoE2