The importance of working outside your limits

Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.

  • 25% of what you do is based on what you know
  • 20% of what you do based on what you don’t know
  • 55% of what you do is based on what you don’t know that you don’t know

I love the fall (August-October) because I can recommit myself to trying new things so that I can determine what works and what doesn’t. In the winter workout months of November through January, I build habits and strength for the things that I know work.

When I continue to do things based on what I know, I feel safe but I don’t feel fulfilled. Wanting to improve myself causes me to be in spaces where I can be challenged and inspired by others.

I am a member of a Life Group at my church, Elizabeth Baptist Church, in Atlanta. This is an environment where I can ask questions based on what I don’t know and get the answers I need to grow.

Have you ever been in the presence of somebody who was knowledgeable and wise, and you find yourself not knowing the right questions to ask?

The questions you may have are good ones, but they are frequently asked questions (FAQ) you could easily Google to find the answers, rather than wasting the time of your guru.

The appropriate question to ask is a “Should Ask Question” (SAQ). FAQs are fast and shallow; SAQs are slow and deep. Asking SAQs requires courage because the responses can only be answered from a place of conviction.

Gurus are not intimidated by SAQs. They are a gift to us.

What SAQs do you have for me?

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C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and a track record of success that can work for you.