All the general managers for each of the baseball teams are in Arizona for their winter meeting. These are the people responsible for player rosters. Not only will the GMs be discussing trades, but representatives for the “free agents” (players who are shopping for their new teams) will be making their pitch.
Most winter meetings have more than a handful of GMs who lay low because they don’t see the potential to win. That’s not the case this year. The buzz this year is that 29 of 30 teams are looking to make big trades and spend money to build championship teams.
Did all of the GMs suddenly become optimists? Are they practicing toxic positivity?
Nope. It’s because of the Texas Rangers. In 2021, the Rangers lost nearly two-thirds of their games. This year, they made the playoffs and won the whole thing. Suddenly, everyone (except the Oakland A’s, but that’s another story) is looking for short-term goals and believes they can achieve it.
Your Thoughtfully Fit Reflection Workout
We can take some inspiration from these GMs! Think about your upcoming year (or next month if that feels easier):
- Are you looking to achieve some short-term goals? Can you set the foundation for some future wins?
- What are you willing to trade to accomplish your goals?
- Where are you ready to invest time, energy, or resources to be successful?
This is a workout in the Thoughtfully Fit practice of Strength, or consciously choosing. To see different results, you need to take different actions. Additionally, not every year (or month) needs to be one of significant change or forward advancement. Being thoughtful and consciously choosing what goals you’re working towards will improve your productivity and performance.