Every Close Call Won't Go Your Way

Even if you are the 27 time World Champion New York Yankees, everything is not always going to go your way. On Saturday night (as you can clearly see above), Mark Teixeira was clearly safe on a head first slide into first base in the top of the 9th inning which would have tied the game. Instead, Umpire Jerry Meals call Teixeira out and the game was over as part of a game ending double play.

Blown calls happen. It’s a part of the game (especially as seen in the NFL this weekend). This particular blown call happened to have a big outcome on the game and even more importantly on the American League East. This blown call could have playoff implications and affect the whole season.

Blown calls, sales calls, investor pitches, and job interviews aren’t always going to go your way. That’s life. You have to get over it and quickly too, because it’s what you do next that really matters.

It’s how you react to this punch in the face that makes all the difference in the world. The Yankees came out on Sunday afternoon and put a 13-3 spanking on the Orioles. Notice: they didn’t let it roll over into the next game.

Just as I advised you to not be like the Red Sox a few weeks ago, here is where you should take a cue from the Yanks.

Use a blown call or rejection as motivation to come out stronger the next time.