Losing Time ⏳

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Was coaching a double header baseball scrimmage a few weeks ago that started at 9am… 

I got to the field about 8, opened up the batting cages, fired on the Iron Mike and then began tossing the boys some flips…

After about 20 minutes of taking whacks, we went in, hit a rapid fire infield then played a quick game of this new innovative outfield drill called “3 FLIES UP.” 😅

Before I realized it, it was 8:55 & we didn’t have a lineup so we quickly pieced together our squad then took the field… 

For the next 4 plus hours I found myself completely immersed in coaching baseball… Everything from coaching 3rd base, communicating with the other coaches and making game time decisions literally had me lose sense of all time…

My cell phone was obsolete other than the tunes we kept rolling all day in the LTP dugout, and the thought of checking a text, social media or even snapping a video or pic was non existent…   

I definitely have done some things in my life where I have experienced that same sort of dialed in feeling but as most of you Daily Hustlers know, that’s a special place to be…

Playing sports, writing, working in the entertainment industry and of course partaking in ultra endurance events have all at one time or another brought me into this euphoric flow state… Yet, coaching a 10U baseball team is not the thing I thought or have even realized would get me into the all too elusive ZONE.

I bring this up because we all have activities in our life that we have done or currently do that have us lose complete sense of time… Sometimes we recognize it in the moment, sometimes we recognize it after the activity, but many times we don’t even realize how awesome the experience actually was.

After the games I spent a good chunk of time cleaning up the dugouts and dragging the field (ALWAYS leave it better than you found it). 

When I began running home, I looked down at my watch and it read 3pm… I then realized that I had been at the baseball field for 7 hours but in my reality, it might as well have been 7 minutes. 😅 

When we find an activity that allows us to enter the ultimate state of flow, one of the main identifiers is our sense of time, or lack thereof… As we so often mention, time is undoubtedly the most valuable resource on earth, but the only way we will ever completely optimize it is by LOSING IT. 🕰 

-EB

 

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