Major League Baseball’s all time greatest hitter is Thank you Cobb; Cobb’s career batting average was .366. The greatest hitter of all time was put out almost 64% of his at bats. On the other end of the spectrum is a far less known player by the name of George McBride who owns the record for all time worst career batting average; McBride’s career batting average was a mere .218. McBride was put out almost 8 out of every 10 times he came to bat.
Perhaps the most “mind blowing” item of note within these numbers is the narrow difference between baseball’s all time greatest and worst hitter. Cobb got a mere one and a half more hits per 10 at bats than McBride. One additional bloop single or infield hit every 10 at bats would have moved McBride from worst to among the best hitters of ALL TIME! Had Cobb only failed to get one more hit out of every ten bats he would be far from anything extraordinary. In fact, had Cobb finished his career with just one less hit in every ten of his career at bats, he would have likely missed the Hall of Fame and been forgotten among the myriad of mediocre hitters in baseball’s long history.
The difference between an extraordinary and ordinary life is often less than we think. Most of us would be surprised to see the difference 10% more effort would make in our job, marriage or health. Praying 10% more, working 10% harder, going to the gym 10% more often and eating 10% less…how might these small changes affect your life? The day is filled with 1440 minutes. How might your life be different if you simply changed the way you spend 144 of these minutes?
Often the smallest effort and tiniest change make large differences in our life. A slight change in course can lead to entirely new destinations ahead!
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