The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over, but expecting different results.
Whether Albert Einstein defined insanity or not, it is absolutely true about everything, especially baseball!
Insanity or not, too many players seek out the least path of resistance for resolution instead of taking ownership and understanding what it takes to reduce weaknesses.
- It’s the coach’s fault. “What did he expect, I very seldom get an At-Bat so it doesn’t surprise me I made an out!”
- I am in a slump. That is something the best of the best go through.
- It’s the umpire’s fault. “If I had the strike zone the other team’s pitcher has, I certainly would not have walked all those guys!
It easier to transfer blame and yes, become a bit insane, but one thing is for sure; issues do not resolve themselves. At the same time it has to be obvious, if you don’t make a change, then nothing changes.
So then why? Why in the world would you believe the result would be anything different!
If it is sympathy you are seeking, here’s one! “I am just flat-out not good enough!” That way you never have to determine what you are doing wrong, you just quit!
Or… You can continue to work at understanding the game and what it takes to get better. First step quit depending upon others; take it upon you to find out what it takes to get better.
It doesn’t mean you don’t seek knowledge and advice from others, it just means you take ownership and you control your own destiny. Open your eyes to the fact, you and you alone control your baseball career.
So instead of acting insane, identify the actions it takes to reach a certain outcome, then keep making changes until you get it right. As Juri Bavaresco said, “It’s not how it starts; it is how it ends.”
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Until next Blog remember Thomas Edison never failed, he “…just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
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