To be a quality baseball player or athlete one must be the aggressor in just about all situation ON THE FIELD. You must be confident in your attitude, your work ethic, your will, and your ability to execute, especially when the game is on the line. Charge the ball aggressively, be ready to hit the first pitch fastball, and attack hitters when you are on the mound.
By simply having the state of mind that you will be aggressive at the plate, on the mound, and in the field, you will increase your level of success tremendously. As soon as you cross the white lines, battle has commenced. YOU WILL NEVER WIN BY BEING TIMID!
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TOOF – Think of others first
Life is about your relationships. If you were on this planet alone you would go mentally insane. We all need others in our lives to feel fulfilled and to feel purpose. We all need our teammates in order to have a chance to win games on the field. As people and as teammates we must prioritize the needs of others before our own. We must pick each other up, encourage each other, and be there for one another. Use this amazing acronym as a reminder to consistently work towards thinking of other’s needs first, and then your own. You will inevitably find great reward in this fundamental state of mind.
Healthy is Wealthy
Prioritize your health above all things. The richest man in the world cannot buy health. Be a fan of yourself and your cause. Like yourself. Make champion choices regarding your routine of exercise, diet, relationships, and time management. Maintain a balance in your life and prioritize your family always.