What We Can Learn from the 2017 Astros?

Just 3 months ago, Hurricane Harvey became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 12 years.  Over 4 days, many areas received 40 or more inches of rain, as the system stalled over eastern Texas, including Houston.  With peak accumulations totaling over 5 feet, more than 30,000 people were displaced; and hundreds of thousands of homes were flooded.

The excitement the Houston Astros brought to the town was a great positive, emotional lift for the community.  The players—moved by the destruction in Houston and later in some of the players’ home country of Puerto Rico—were motivated to dig a little deeper during the 2017 post-season.

What a dramatic post-season it was with the Astros defeating the Red Sox in 6 games, the Yankees in a thrilling 7 games, and in one of the class World Series of all time, defeating the best team in baseball—the Los Angeles Dodgers—playing the first Game 7 of a World Series ever in Dodger Stadium.

Yesterday, I took 6 boys—who were excused from school—to join at least half a million other Astro fans downtown for the World Series parade—the first-ever in Houston, Texas!  What an exciting day, and what a way to start the month of November.

After the playoffs, I considered a few key lessons we can glean from the 2017 Astros.

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The Secret to a Lasting Calm

My last post was entitled “Never Let Goods Turn into Gods.”

The best way to accomplish that is to find what Dr. Richard Swenson calls “the secret to a lasting calm.”  His book entitled Contentment—much like his book Margincontains great wisdom and insight.

I encourage you to explore Dr. Swenson’s perspective of Contentment, as you shoot for the stars.

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