The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

What’s the Score? 

The year is 2005, and the day is May 8th. My son and I had crossed the Mighty Mississippi to watch our St. Louis Cardinals. With 46,442 other raging fans, my son and I were donned in Cardinal red. Ozzie, Lou, and Gibson had played on this majestic field of dreams years before, and on this day, some future Hall of Famers played before our eyes. Situated in the heart of downtown, Busch Stadium was buzzing with excitement. The Cards were playing the lackluster Padres, and we were hopeful for the W.

Baseball has a straightforward scoring system. You cross the plate without being out, and you get a run. Score more runs than your opponent and you win. Really simple. On this day, the Cardinals scored 11 runs in the first inning. Yes, 11 in the first! They pounded the ball all over the field. They kept scoring and scoring, and my son kept asking Dad, “What’s the score?” This game was anything but a pitcher’s duel and ended in a rout. We left after the fifth inning. Go Cards!

“What’s the score” is another way of saying, “How am I doing?” A major source of frustration and discouragement for men today is not having an answer to that question. Everyone needs a scoreboard when trying to reach their goals. The “scoreboard” tells you how you are doing and if you have won. Every facet of life needs a scoreboard and S.M.A.R.T. goals.


For your next goal, think S.M.A.R.T.

  1. Specific- State what you’ll do
  2. Measurable- Provide a way to evaluate
  3. Achievable- Make it doable with a stretch
  4. Relevant- It must make sense to you
  5. Time-Bound- State when you’ll be done


Become a mentor. 

Find a mentor.  

Be a better man. 


Contact our team today to find out how you can become a mentor, find a mentor and be a better man! And DO NOT forget to check out The Men of Iron Podcast – 5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion Part 6: Know Your End Game