Probably no one ever looked less like a fine athlete than Yogi Berra when he first showed up at Yankee Stadium in 1947. Bench jockeys around the league jeered at him. His throwing was wild. Once, firing to second base he hit his pitcher in the chest. Another time he beaned the second-base umpire, who was standing 10 feet from the bag.
But Yogi worked endlessly to overcome his shortcomings as a catcher. He spent extra hours in the batting cage, studied rival hitters until he knew their every weakness. The result: Yogi played on 14 pennant winning teams, hit 358 homers, was voted the league's Most Valuable Player three times and set 18 World Series records.
It's not what you have such as good looks, brains and strength that will make you successful. Your determination, hard work, and a desire to excel will get you going in the right direction. For most of us success isn't handed to us on a silver platter. Like the commercial says, "We have to work for it."
Have a great day!
Chaplain Dave Bridgen