“It ain’t over ’til it’s over” – Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra was known for his baseball logic. Most of what Yogi had to say was common sense but his words always possessed an underlying lesson for athletes and philosophers alike.
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over” is a statement that applies in most any situation.
You may be down in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but there is always that chance that a run is waiting to be scored.
In our professional or educational endeavors, we may feel like it’s over, but we always have a chance to get back into the action with another swing or an assist from a teammate.
Sometimes in relationships things are over, but you are still in the game of being loved and loving someone else. Give yourself a chance to find a winning strategy for successful relationships and you will find things far from over. Mr. Berra is also known for saying, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” That willingness to keep trying just might land you in a relationship that exceeds your expectations and brings greater love and value to your life.
An open heart and mind keeps us in the game. Put your energy into actively focusing on the positive and your successes will definitely be outnumber your losses.
By: Melanie A. Peters