Most people use the word cliché as a way of dismissing what they been told. After all, a cliché is defined as, “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” Source.
Lack of original thought.
Those a pre-charge terms, aren’t they?
But what if you are not following the advice from the “cliché” or suggestion? Can someone remind you?
I was watching a postgame interview with Gleyber Torres, the Yankee starting second baseman who drove in five runs in the Yankees seven to nothing defeat of the Houston Astros.
22 years old.
Starting shortstop on baseball’s most iconic franchise.
Having a great season.
Has done something that no Yankee great is done before him.
Interviewed after the game, he was asked the question along the lines of how the heck do you do this? Do you know no other Yankee ever did what you did? How do you do it?
Torres replied with an answer that many baseball players have given before. Talk about clichés! And then he continued with two more.
“Stay humble and respect the game.”
How many of you forget to stay humble and forget to respect your profession in the opportunity that you be given?
How many of you lose sight of how fortunate you are?
Is her arrogance coming to the surface and the reminder from the cliché that if we get too big for her britches (another cliché) the game, the job, whatever it is will teach us and remind us to respected and stay humble.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
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