Today, I was listening to Gary Vaynerchuk’s SXSW talk. During the talk, there was a question about leaving your corporate job or your father’s company. I’m not going to try to regurgitate the whole question because there were only three words that smacked me in the face. 

One at bat

His advice is we only have one life to live. If you’re not happy with your life then change it. Quite complaining. Be trueful and decide what is important to you. Don’t make excuses. Don’t blame someone else. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself one question,”If this is my only at bat, am I making the most out of it?” 

One at bat. That made me think about my life. Where do I want to go? What do I want to do? These are the questions I’ve been answering during the past few months. For a while I was wasting my at bat. I don’t think I’m wasting my at bat anymore, but I do think about if I’m doing exactly what I want to do. 

That’s a tricky question for me. There are positives and negatives to every situation. I try to ask myself what I’m learning. Am I still learning? If I’m not, then I need to move on to the next opportunity.