BARRY BONDS BREAKS THE ALL-TIME HR RECORD AND I SAW IT IN PERSON!!
here’s the back story and how network played an instrumental part…..
In 2007 I took a Continuing Education seminar. They had us list 100 things that we wanted to accomplish this life..in any area of life. It was a stretch…then we read our list to a partner. I read mine and got to where I had written “See Barry Bonds break the all-time home run record in person”. As I shared it, I laughed, which reminded me of Donny Epstein’s teachings of how emotion fuels action, transformation and change.
A few weeks later Bonds was closing in on the record and I kept remembering that moment of sharing and laughing. I decided I needed to at least give it a shot so I went on-line, checked the Giants schedule and very loosely figured when it could possibly happen at home. I was giving myself the opportunity of accomplishing this that I had envisioned.
I chose a game and purchased tickets in hopes of witnessing this historic event, i knew it was a long-sot. It was the ONLY game I attended that season.
As the games passed and it was becoming a better and better possibility that this would be THE game, my excitement grew and grew. Sure enough going in to the game he was tied for the all-time record, the next HomeRun would make him the all-time leader.
Well you can imagine when the moment came, I could hardly believe it.The moment he hit the ball I knew. It was slow motion all the way as the “Oh My God” came first and everyone of us in the ball park rising to standing as it gradually sunk in. It was happening and I was there. I had gifted myself this moment. It was as if moments, not seconds passed and the realization that history was happening and I was witnessing it first person. Holy Toledo.
I immediately found myself in deep gratitude for my choice in following through and getting tickets and then showing up. An incredible moment fueled in large part by Donny Epstein and his teachings. A moment I shall cherish forever and always.
(I shared this story with leader of the CE seminar and ever since he has incorporated it into his teachings.)