Big Life with Ray Waters Neal Campbell no

My hometown Atlanta Braves are terrible this year. I don’t mean that they are bad, I mean they are truly terrible. Some people predict they might lose more games this year than any team has ever lost in the history of professional baseball. That’s a little over the top. The Cleveland Spiders in 1899 lost 134 games and only won 20. I believe their record is secure, but that doesn’t change the fact that the team that once suited up players like Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddox, and was managed by the great Bobby Cox is this year TERRIBLE!

Believe it or not, this poor play is not necessarily a bad thing. You see, the Braves are terrible this year by design. Upper management determined a couple of years ago that the Braves were not built for long term success. So they busted the team up and traded almost all the good players away for young players with low salaries but great potential. They have been on a mission to stack the organization with great young talent. The plan is for this young team to mature and in a couple of years become one of the elite teams in professional baseball.  If it works, they should be able to dominate for many years to come.

So what does this have to do with living a Big Life?  Many times we have to take a step back before we can move ahead. It is not fun, but it might be necessary. So don’t be afraid of retooling for your big run. A year or two of getting the pieces in order for the Big Life you are dreaming of, sounds like a good strategy to me.

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