Rogers Hornsby, who averaged hitting .400 over five years, was facing a rookie pitcher who threw three pitches that he thought were strikes but that the umpire called balls. The rookie shouted a complaint to the umpire, who replied: “Young man, when you throw a strike, Mr. Hornsby will let you know.”
What made the umpire trust Hornsby’s judgment about what was a strike and what was a ball? Because Hornsby had earned the umpire’s trust for consistently making excellent choices year in and year out. Can the same be said about you and your spouse? Does your wife trust your judgment because you have consistently done the right thing for a long period of time, or does she continually doubt you? Here are 10 ways to get your wife to respect your judgment. Implement these principles, and by this time next year, your marriage will be much more vibrant and enjoyable.
Huddle up with your wife tonight and ask her: “What can I do so you will respect my judgment more?”