Last night was the greatest baseball game I have ever watched. It started off as a crazy game at the beginning. I was sitting in my favorite sports bar, surrounded by smoke, friends, and my hamburger. About inning 7 I was walking out the door so frustrated that I couldn’t even stand to be around people. As I drove home the Texas Rangers had just hit another homerun and I was over this whole World Series thing.
Fast forward an hour or two and I was standing alone in my apartment, waving my arm in a circular motion telling the runner to score from second base on a triple by David Freese. An hour later I was calling and texting every St. Louis Cardinals fan I know and celebrating. What a night.
As the night continued and the clock grew closer to my wake up time (5am) I started to dread the morning. High on the excitement of a comeback win I was more interested in sleeping this one off then getting up to go to a breakfast 25 minutes away.
The alarm sounded, I jumped out of bed, then jumped back in. I probably laid there for 15 minutes going back and forth on going or not. I played every situation out.
“I made a commitment, I need to go.”
“But if I go I will be tired for the rest of the day, and I have a lot of work to do, a baseball game to watch tonight and precious sleep to gain.”
Guess what? I decided to go.
As I walked into that breakfast, the guy(s) that I was meeting with said that part of the reason the breakfast was so early was because often times people ask to meet with him and he uses the earliness of the morning to weed out the people who simi-want to pursue mentoring and their dream and those that will do whatever it takes.
I will be honest, I didn’t want to go, but after hearing that I realized why I needed to be there.
There will always be more time to sleep, more time to watch television, more time to lay on the couch, and more time to surf the internet. But missing out on an opportunity to grow and pursue something is not worth missing for an extra hour of something we do every day.
I realized something this morning, most of life is about showing up and being faithful.