In Baseball and Business

I’ve loved baseball since I was a kid. Of all the sports I can get excited about, baseball is the one I always come back to. I don’t really follow players or team stats, I just love to watch and play the game. I’ve got my favorite teams, and I’ve got the ones I don’t like so much, but as long as the game is well played I’m interested. And in life, I’ve always looked to the great players to learn lessons. Since today is a big day in baseball, we’re going to look there for our leadership lesson.

Yogi Berra was one of the greatest baseball players to ever grace the diamond. As both a great catcher and a fantastic coach, Berra is full of knowledge that he passes on to other players, and generally to everyone else. His “Yogi-isms” are what most will remember, even if they aren’t a fan of the game. Simultaneously wise and goofy, these isms leave you with both knowledge and a smile. Today, we’re going to take heed to one of the most important (in my opinion) Yogi-isms the great Berra ever delivered.

If you don’t know where you’re going, you wind up someplace else.

– Yogi Berra

In business, we hear a lot about having a plan, setting goals, and visualizing our future. Some of us write it off as ridicule, while others simply don’t make the time for it because we’re “too busy”. However, Berra is pointing out the great and obvious truth in that folly. If we don’t make a plan to get somewhere, don’t visualize our goals, we’ll never achieve anything we want out of life. It’s the fundamental root of all success; if you don’t know where you’re going or how to get there, you’ll never know if you get off track. Take the time to make a plan to achieve your goals so you know when you hit them.

That’s it for today! Happy birthday to the great Yogi Berra, and we hope you have an amazing Tuesday. If you enjoyed this, learned from it, or know a baseball fan, make sure you share this article with them. Also, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below. We’ll see you tomorrow!

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Michael McNew
Web developer, marketing innovator, technology enthusiast, and founder of Visceral Concepts, Michael McNew has developed a passion for delivering value to small business, turning his creativity towards image and reputation building for small business owners.