I am a baseball fan, not obsessed, but a fan. My team is the Toronto Blue Jays.
Roy Halladay is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Won the highest honour a pitcher can get, the Cy Young. Won 20 or more games twice. Was part of 5 all star teams. Good at what he does.
A.J. Burnett, another pitcher, left the Blue Jays this year to sign a BIG deal with the New York Yankees - 86 million dollars. He was asked about his time in Toronto, he said he learned a lot from the Ace Halladay. He learned from one of the best.
Halladay was asked what he thought of the compliments that Burnett showered him with… here’s his response;
“It’s nice to hear those compliments, and I’m glad to be a part of that…but I think I learned things from him as well,” said Halladay. “And that’s the great part about baseball, if you keep your ears open and pay attention, you’re always going to learn something from somebody.”
Roy hit the nail right on the head… except that statement isn’t only true in baseball it’s true in life.
Keep your ears open. Listen. Learn. Lead.