In order to be successful in anything in life you must show up EVEryday. With true commitment comes many sacrifices that will need to be MADE along the way. If you don’t show up, then success will never come. If you do show up EVEryday and you commit yourself to your cause, success is inevitable.
Do not allow excuses to be part of your make up as a person or a player.
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Regardless of how well you are doing, act like you have done it before and be humble about your success. Your sportsmanship needs to be the best in the league EVEryday. Practice humility in your family, in your game, in your school, and in your life. Lead by example.
Use it as a reason, not as an excuse
We all deal with bad situations as well as results, ALL OF US. It is not just you that is having a difficult time with what you are going through, whether it be struggling at the plate, or having trouble with one of the important relationships in your life.
Once we realize that everything will always be ok as long as we have a champion attitude, then we begin to use the negative that occurs in our life as a catalyst to spark positive change. When we dwell on situations we make excuses, when we stand up, act like a champion, and use what is happening as a reason to do something positive then we begin change the world around us one day at a time.
Be a student of the game
Pay attention to the game at all times. Ask questions to your coaches if you are unsure of terminology, philosophy, or mechanics of different situations. Find the little tendencies and/or weaknesses in your opponents that can give you an advantage when the time comes. Be aware of all things at all times. Know the count, know how many runners are on base, know if the guy on first is fast, know if his ankle is hurting because he was beaned by the pitch in the previous at bat, know that the centerfielder runs like a cheetah but he has a weak arm, know that the third baseman is lazy so you can drop a bunt down, know that the pitcher is timid and doesn’t want to pick off, know that the pitcher hasn’t thrown one curveball for a strike and we are in the fourth inning, know that the catcher likes to back pick to first a lot and know that if you work hard you can get him to throw the ball away down the first baseline. Know everything that is happening in the game. Know that there are No Excuses.