Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Price

In order to get what you want, you have to "pay the price". Maybe your dream is to make a million dollars by the age of 30. That is a worthwhile dream, but if it was easy to do, everyone would do it. The bigger the dream, the bigger the price; so the question you have to ask yourself is: "ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE?"

We all live our lives in a "comfort zone", where we have our routines, we watch our favorite shows, follow our favorite teams, etc. Think of it as living in a cocoon, or a womb, or a warm embrace. To attain that dream, that burning desire, that WHY, we have to be willing to get out of our comfort zones. Leaving the comfort zone IS the price.

We have to be willing to do things we really do not want to do. It's very similar to the rules of baseball. As long as you have your foot on first base, you are "safe". But in order to score the winning run, you have touch second base, then touch third base, until finally going around the entire diamond, touching home plate and scoring the winning run.

However, once you take your foot off the first base bag, YOU ARE NO LONGER SAFE; you run the risk of being tagged "out". If you leave first base, there is a chance that you will score, but there is also a chance that you will be caught between the bases. However, one thing's for sure, if you never leave first, you will NEVER score. FIRST BASE IS THAT COMFORT ZONE.

###Ruben Quintero

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