Theres-no-point-inA good friend (thanks Simon) recently shared with me a story about legendary (and slightly eccentric) Hall-of-Fame baseballer Rickey Henderson.

It seems as though Rickey had always wanted to be a millionaire, so when he received a bonus cheque for a million dollars from the Oakland A’s, instead of cashing it, he had it framed and put on his wall to display for all to see.

It wasn’t until he received a phone call from the slightly flustered A’s finance department, who suggested that he display a photocopy, that he went to the bank and cashed the cheque.

Now, you may not have a million dollar cheque lying around, but there may be other aspects of your life that you are wasting.

Do you have the capability to write, build or lead, but have left these talents on the shelf?

Do you have the ability to solve challenging problems, but choose to do the easy stuff instead?

There’s no point in having gifts that you frame and display, they are meant to be used.  They were designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

So what are you waiting for?

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