Every once and a while one of my coaching clients will say something that makes me think to myself, “Hmmm, that applies to me too.  Wow, I should change that in MY life.”

This week’s lesson was “Maybe I’m not the home-run hitter I thought I was.”

The vast majority of people (me included) put so much pressure on themselves to hit home runs every single day.  We’re pressured at work to reach targets and we’re inundated in the media with high-achievers like Steve Jobs and Oprah.  I am absolutely a big believer in striving to be your best self and making a difference in the world, but some days I don’t have the energy to hit a home run, I just want to get on base.

If we focus more on who we’re being (rather than what we’re doing) we can hit home runs consistently.  I want to BE supportive, respectful and fun. I can do that every day.

Your life is to be enjoyed.  Your inbox will never be empty.  Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.  So instead of spending today trying to make the world a better place, I’m going to finish the book I’m reading and dive head-first into a box of Honeycomb (my favourite unhealthy cereal).

I might go to the gym, I might not.

And when my one-and-only comes home tonight I’m going to ask her how her day went, see if I can help her in any way, and tell her that I love her.  That’ll be my home run today.