June 15

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Growing up in LA, there was only one team to love. The Dodgers.

And in my humble opinion, one of the greatest Dodgers to ever play the game was Steve Sax.

But it wasn’t just his incredible talent at the plate or his impenetrable defense at second base. What I have always admired most about Steve Sax is his discipline and mindset that produced that success.

A few years back, I had the privilege of meeting Steve. We had a few laughs, he shared with me a book that he wrote, and even signed an autographed baseball which I keep at the top of my bookshelf.

His book is named Shift, and it shares Steve’s incredible story of how he has achieved so much over the years. Some read it as an autobiographical baseball story. I read it as a roadmap to success.

This past weekend, Steve’s son, John was killed in a helicopter crash.

John was a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton just south of me in San Diego. He was a Marine Corp pilot and lost his life along with four of his brother Marines during a training exercise on an Osprey helicopter.

Steve released a statement describing his son as his hero. An amazing patriot, husband, father, uncle, friend, and the greatest son a dad could ask for. He went on to say “hug those you love a little tighter today.”

It really puts life in perspective.

We are so busy doing what we think needs to be done that it’s easy to miss our real purpose. And it’s right there in front of us! 

Do me a favor and take a look at all of your real purposes today. Listen to Steve Sax and give those you love an extra hug.

Committed to your success,
Ernie “Know Your Purpose” Vargas | The Probate Fox

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