…In all you do. Expect excellence from yourself and do what it takes to consistently achieve your goals. Be ruthless about being a great teammate and a great person. Be ruthless about being the best student you can be day in and day out. Be ruthless about your work ethic and
perfecting your craft. Be ruthless in your commitment to your team and to your baseball and life journey.
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ALWAYS look your coach in the eye
Nothing frustrates a coach more than a player who can’t look him in the eye, especially if it happens consistently. Even if you are the worst player on the field, looking your coach in the eye consistently shows that you know how to respect your elders, and it shows that you are focused, and that you have a desire to get better and a desire to learn. The respect that you show in doing so will put you in a better position to succeed on your team regardless of the level you are playing.
When you look your coach in the eye you show him that he has 100% of your undivided attention. Part of looking your coach in the eye is in the way you take a knee when he is addressing the team. You need to look strong and focused, not weak and distracted. You should sit up tall on your knee, not slouched down looking at the ground and twiddling with the grass. This is another one of the little things in baseball that makes a BIG difference in how any coach will see you.
Separate yourself from the pack by practicing the discipline of sweating EVEryday. You will see great benefit in sport, fitness, and life. Learn what it takes to reach your next level(over and over again) when it comes to working out. You don’t need a gym, all you need is the motivation to get better. You need to Get MADE.
How bad do you want it!?
One of the most critical questions you should ask yourself on a regular basis with regards to whatever it is that you are setting out to do. You need to continue to appreciate the processes of the grind involved in dedicating yourself to achieving something. If you are not present with your consistent desire to accel, be it in baseball or life, then you must assess and adjust your routines accordingly.