I want to play college baseball and eventually get drafted, are words heard I often hear.
Yet, when asked a specific questions as to how? Most players robotically respond as if you spoke in another language and they mistranslated what you said.
“Cosa stai facendo in proposito?”
- Nothing really matters until I am a junior
- I will attend a lot of showcases, a college will find me there
- My coach is really connected
- There’s a place for me to play
Excuse me, the question was, “What are you doing about it?” Oh, sorry, my bad! I misunderstood.
- I play for a very good summer select/travel team
- I have started for my high school team since I was a sophomore
- My batting average is over 300 in high school
- I hope to make All-State or All-County this year
Again, missing the Operative word. What are YOU doing about it?
Your Actions Are So Loud, I Can’t Hear What You Are Saying
Whether you buy into Malcom Gladwell’s belief it takes 10,000 hours to be good; YOU have to realize YOU need to ensure YOU are spending time improving. Not just on what you are already good at, but identifying your weaknesses and reducing them. Louise Penny said, “Life is change. If you aren’t growing and evolving, you’re standing still, and the rest of the world is surging ahead.”
I am not against playing video games, but you need to know you are fooling yourself spending more time playing video games versus working on Academics, getting Bigger, Faster, and Stronger. The simple recipe to being GOOD and defining what it takes to get where you want to go. The things you need to focus on; the things you need to describe in detail when someone asks the question, what are you doing about it.
How hard, how often, and how effective. Whether you believe it or not, it is YOUR CHOICE!
So again, I ask the question, What are YOU doing about it?
Next week’s blog I’ll recommend an approach to practicing effectively.