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Starting Fresh

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 21, 2018

No. 1,532

We don’t know much about the future, except that it begins today.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates made it back to .500 late last night.  It took a 7 game winning streak to do it. Only ten games back they were at rock bottom. But today they are playing as well, maybe better, than when they were briefly in first place.  And Sean Rodriquez, who has been on the disabled list and undergoing rehab for a while, rejoined the team last night and contributed to the 12-1 victory with a three run homer.

During his time in rehab, S-Rod did a comprehensive self-analysis of the problems with his batting swing and worked with the Pirate’s hitting coach to fix them.  Before going on the disabled list he had an abysmal average.  But now a new beginning, a second season, has begun for both team and player.  At least we hope so.  We don’t know much about the future, except that it begins today.  But if we have a plan and a reason for optimism, the Pirates, S-Rod and you and I can start again today and make something better.

It doesn’t matter that many, maybe most, fans think that the team will fade back into oblivion at the next opportunity.  Those guys are just passive (and noisy) observers.  It is the doers who make things happen. As John Sibelius, the great Finnish composer  said: there aren’t any statues of critics.

Make a deal with yourself.  A one-week plan of action.You can do anything for a week no sweat, right?  So go full-blast under your plan for one week. Push as hard  as you can and don’t give yourself any excuses to slack off.  After the week is over, do an evaluation.  If you like what you see, even if you haven’t yet succeeded, do it again for another week.

If anybody tries to discourage you, turn it into motivation. Make the critics eat their words.

CLT

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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