Sunday, February 17, 2008
It has happened again for the 100th time. The Chicago Cubs have gone to their spring training camp, and they have visions of a World Series dancing in their heads. One of their pitchers, Ryan Dempster, has even predicted it. The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908. This will be their 100th year of trying to get back to those early glory years when they were one of the best teams. No matter how each year turns out, there is always a clean slate at spring training camp, and when there is a clean slate, anything is possible. We should all learn from the Cubs. No matter how yesterday, or last week, or last month, or last year turned out, each day starts with a blank slate if you don't spend all of your "rest time" worrying about tomorrow. Worrying never solved anything. Planning ahead is fine, but worrying ahead is useless. Start off each day as though you have a clean slate, and challenge yourself to do the best you can with it. You may be very pleasantly surprised. As the Bible says, "This is the day the Lord hath made; rejoice, and be glad in it."