People frequently ask me, “what do you mean Hitting is Simple?”
Honestly it is, but because we want it to be difficult it usually is. Ah, the theory of justification.
We go “0” for “3,” but instead of being aware of “Why we failed,” we justify. Instead of fixing things we justify “Why we need a hitting coach!”
I truly believe every player has the willingness to improve, in fact that is the concept my book, “Hitting is Simple, Have You Figured it Out Yet?” Unfortunately we overcomplicate things with buzz words.
Instead of trying to decipher all these meaningless misconceptions about hitting (Wait Longer, Let it get in on you, Stay inside the ball…) focus your willingness to improve around knowledge.
Skip over the buzz words and focus on the the Knowledge [Simply described in my book] of what it takes to hit a ball!
Once you have this knowledge, it truly becomes simple to understand why I say, “Hitting really is simple.”
In fact at a recent TED Talk, Tom Wujec emphasized four points I believe resonate what I am talking about:
- Resolution to any problem, even hitting a baseball, is accomplished through Silence or what I term “Learning to Talk To Yourself.”
- Visualization – Mentally see what you need to hit the ball correctly
- Make it Tangible – Focus on the Actions it takes to hit a double or more versus the batting average
- Make it Consequential – Knowledge clarifies what it truly takes to become a quality hitter. Understanding what is truly important.
Listen to how Tom Wujec “Simplifies” this process just by asking people to describe how to make toast!
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Until next Blog,