Baseball legend Yogi Berra was as well known for his words of humor and wisdom as he was for his playing expertise. When reading some of the best Yogi Berra quotes the other day, I thought about how much they applied to being single. Attitude is everything; Yogi adds a little illumination in just the right spots. Take, for instance:
“This is deja vu.”
Have you ever felt like you are repeating some old patterns? Do you feel like you have been down a particular dating road before but don’t know how you got there? Deja vu is repeating yourself, and that’s fine if it brings you what you want. But when you are stuck, can’t find the person you want to be with and keep doing the same things, getting the same results, it’s time to stop and look at your repetitive behavior.
“When you come to a fork in the road — take it!”
Do you need help deciding where to go and what to do when you get there regarding dating? The wisdom behind this quote is, don’t stand thinking about it too long — do something. Whatever you decide to do will be better than doing nothing. Whether you take one road or another, you are going to learn something along the way, and you are going to meet people on your journey. Stay open and in charge of yourself, and get on. Someone waits for you.
“You couldn’t have a conversation there — everybody was talking.”
He’s right. It takes a lot of work to have a conversation in a noisy place. So, when you meet someone you want to get to know better, choose a place that allows you to talk at length without much background noise. Loud music and noisy people can make it impossible to connect with someone. Try a picnic, lunch on a park bench, a walk through a garden, or a quiet restaurant you have checked out first.
“It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”
This is my favorite. I remind my clients of this one every day. You aren’t too old, too bright, too uneducated, too sophisticated, too shy, too fat, too thin, too country, or too city to meet someone. It is always possible to meet the love of your life. It isn’t over until you say it’s over, so any time you want to return to the game, the world is waiting and ready for you.
Yogi shares his thoughts and wisdom in an honest, unsparing way. His often-quoted words cause us to stop and listen to what we say and what we do, and keep us stuck in thinking there is no one out there.
He’s right — it isn’t over ’till it’s over.
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