Unless you live under a rock, you already know that both George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard passed away this week. The Yankees have spent countless hours reminiscing about both men and rightfully so. Both men lived their lives through certain ideals that we all can try to mirror in our every day lives…

Thank You, AP

Mr. Bob Sheppard lived a very simple life. Everyday, he strived to perfect three very basic ideals that sometimes go overlooked. Mr. Sheppard always wanted to be ‘clear’, ‘correct’ and ‘concise’. In our fast paced society, people want instant results, instant answers, etc. Most times, people aren’t clear with their communication. Even though text messaging and e-mail are great forms of communication, they don’t always deliver the best answers.

My advice: Everyone, slow down. Yes, you need to deliver answers at a fast pace, but sometimes, quick answers aren’t always the best. Speak slowly. Speak concisely. Speak correctly.  Communication is key in any relationship. Strive to be like Mr. Sheppard.

His eloquent, slow-paced voice will forever be remembered in Yankee Stadium.

No Yankee fan will ever forget the impact of Mr. George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner’s obsession with winning will never be matched. He always wanted the best for team. However, have his ideals been lost in our society?

Complacency seems to be a common theme in our society. Most people really do not want to help themselves. Most rely on outside forces to help them out.

My Advice: In our lives, we need to strive to become the best whatever goal we set our minds to. Be the best parent you can be. Be the best partner that you can be. Hell, be the best blogger that you can be. Be hungry. Be determined. Achieve your goals in life.

Even though the past week has been hard on the entire Yankee Universe, Mr. Steinbrenner and Mr. Sheppard have provided a blue print on how to live a better life. Be tenacious with your goals, but always effectively communicate. I’ve started to adopt these ideals. It’s time for the rest of us to do the same.