Watch this 27 second video the next time fear lies to you.

The next time fear tries to tell you that you need to be amazing at everything in life, please watch this video of rapper 50 Cent throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game.

Can he sell albums? Sure.

Can he perform concerts? Sure.

Has he made millions from endorsements? Sure.

Is he good at throwing a baseball? Nope.

You don’t have to be amazing at everything.

P.S. Here are two bonus ideas. Want to avoid a situation like this?

1. Say “no” to things that seem like opportunities but really aren’t.

2. Practice. A lot. Don’t let the first pitch you try be the one that is televised.

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23 Comments
  • ClintM
    Posted at 06:54h, 23 June Reply

    Wow. I was expecting bad, but that was just another level of bad. Come on Fiddy!

  • Chandler
    Posted at 06:56h, 23 June Reply

    Further proof that being built like a brick wall is not an automatic inn to being athletic. I almost feel bad for 50 cent, then I remember he tried acting too…sometimes you gotta know when to back down, or take some lessons.

  • Gloria
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 June Reply

    That commentary. “Think he opened up a little too early?” and “He never had a choice between playing for the Mets and being a rapper.” Gold.

    • Chandler
      Posted at 09:05h, 24 June Reply

      “Just a bit outside.” All I could think was “Major League” when Rick Vaughn threw it into the backstop.

  • Andy
    Posted at 10:11h, 23 June Reply

    “A man’s GOT to know his limitations.”
    http://youtu.be/_VrFV5r8cs0

  • Charlie Lyons
    Posted at 10:12h, 23 June Reply

    Four words:

    Josiah Bartlet, West Wing.

  • Tom Henell
    Posted at 10:16h, 23 June Reply

    And, be able to laugh at yourself…because at some point we all throw an easy pitch outside (way outside) of the strike zone.

    The way he responded (in my opinion) is the key element of the video.

    • Hannah Roehrick
      Posted at 12:25h, 23 June Reply

      Agreed! I love that he was able to laugh it off.

  • Steve Nazarian
    Posted at 10:17h, 23 June Reply

    Jon,

    I’ll see your “Say “no” to things that seem like opportunities but really aren’t,” and raise you a “say yes to things that look like nothing, but your gut tells you otherwise!” I tell just such a story here: http://wp.me/p4FLcS-1s

    Steve

  • Brandon
    Posted at 10:27h, 23 June Reply

    I think Carly Rae Jepson actually outdid 50 Cent for the worst pitch ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgwAywJlo1M

  • Tor Constantino
    Posted at 11:02h, 23 June Reply

    Seems like he was merely taking the advice of lauded pitching coach, Crash Davis, “Just throw it at the bull…trust me on this….”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euHfP6X_axY

  • Brian
    Posted at 11:07h, 23 June Reply

    Are you sure that wasn’t another Volkswagen commercial? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c_onhzgvcY

  • Robert Faulkner
    Posted at 16:41h, 23 June Reply

    Fifty Cents? After that pitch… I’d want a Nickleback!

    • MrsLMHolt
      Posted at 18:05h, 23 June Reply

      Now that was good. Bravo.

    • Chandler
      Posted at 09:04h, 24 June Reply

      Well played. lol

  • David Mike
    Posted at 06:03h, 24 June Reply

    Kind of pitchy, dawg…

  • Lolly
    Posted at 07:43h, 24 June Reply

    A twenty five cent toss.

  • Lauri
    Posted at 08:03h, 24 June Reply

    Google Bob Herzog practicing for his first pitch.

  • Kimanzi
    Posted at 12:31h, 24 June Reply

    The first one I have a heard time with. Saying no and realizing it’s not right for me right now.

  • Scott Asai
    Posted at 22:31h, 24 June Reply

    Great example of focusing on your strengths. Everything else ask for help with (delegate) or don’t do it at all. You’ll be doing everyone (including yourself) a favor.

  • Chris W. Lawsn
    Posted at 06:39h, 25 June Reply

    What Bob Uecker would have said…

    http://youtu.be/dalrphHivOs

  • Laura Danella
    Posted at 16:17h, 25 June Reply

    I love that he was all smiles….like not cringing in the corner!

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