When a baseball player goes up to bat, it is an opportunity to score for their team. It’s a big responsibility and professionals take it seriously. When the player steps up to the plate and into their stance, they draw the bat back to their shoulder with both hands on the grip and prepare themselves to come into contact with opportunity.
Using Both Hands Makes A Greater Impact
In medieval battles, two-handed swords like the European longsword and the Scottish claymore offered a distinct advantage over a shorter single-handed sword by virtue of its greater reach and its ability to strike with greater force because of its weight and the physical strength of both arms swinging the weapon at full-speed.
Two-handed swords were ideal for battling armored opponents because a one-handed sword lacked the power required to penetrate the metal plate of their foe. The swords wielded using both hands were design for the purpose of cleaving most common types of armor.
Even the fighters who used one-handed swords often chose them because it left their other hand free to carry a shield for additional protection, or to brandish a second single-handed weapon like a mace or flail. So even those soldiers armed with a sword in one-hand likely employed another weapon in their off-hand — effectively proving my point that using both hands provides the best results.
Seize Opportunity With Both Hands
When presented with an opportunity that you truly want, use both hands to grab onto it and hold it tightly so that it doesn’t get away (and so no one else can wrest it from your grasp).
This also means that you cannot effectively hold on to two different opportunities. If you try to divide your strength and hold on to both opportunities by grasping one in each hand, you will likely succeed in losing both of them. It would be like trying to arm-wrestle someone who was allowed to use both arms against your single arm. They’d have greater strength and leverage to use against you.
If a great new opportunity comes along that you really want to embrace, you may have to let go of something else you’re holding onto.