Five things Jeter could teach politicians
POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:37am
Thomas Basile wrote this piece for the Wall Street Journal a week ago. I found it in the intellectual conservative website.
Love or hate the New York Yankees, they are the Dallas Cowboys of baseball. Yankee great Derek Jeter is retiring after this season.
The article is called Five Things Washington -- meaning politicians -- Could Learn from Derek Jeter.
Number one: Do Your Job - This might sound like a no-brainer, but all too often in politics, we see folks spending a lot more time telling people how someone else isn't doing their job, instead of working hard at doing their own.
Number 2 : Don't Showboat - This is a tough one for politicians but it's essential to making government work.
Number 3: Don't Blame Others for Your Own Failures - Derek Jeter never pointed fingers. Just like anyone, he has had his rough patches, but he never blamed someone else publicly or privately for his bad game, hit-less streak or error on the field.
Number 4: Perform in the Clutch - Derek Jeter was never a big home-run hitter. He knew however, how to stay calm and come through when the team needed him the most.
And number 5:Know When to Quit - Perhaps this one is the most important in terms of sending a message to Washington or our state capitals. Jeter appreciates that he's made his contribution to the game. He's done his best and left an indelible mark on history. At the ripe old age of 40, he knows it's time to hang up his pinstripes.
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