I believe if you want to play the game of baseball at the highest level you need to become a leader: Someone who uses knowledge to make a decision, and if it makes sense make the change IMMEDIATELY.
A knowledge-based change with one purpose in mind, to get better. Changes that help you continue to grow, to help you improve as a baseball player.
Research will help you realize that most knowledge that makes a difference with your baseball career is right under your nose [e.g., a book, a video, or even a mentor]. Open your eyes to what is real, ask questions, accept criticism, and determine for yourself if the knowledge someone is sharing makes sense. Do this, and you will find the solution for every aspect of your game. A solution to what it takes to play the game we love; hitting, fielding, pitching.
To become out own effective leader, Ms. Roselinde Torres believes you need to view things transparently-constantly asking three questions:
1. Where are you looking to anticipate change?
- Get evaluated!
- An honest assessment to make sure you know what to change, because without making the right change, nothing changes.
2. What is the [range] measurement of your network?
- Study those who have succeeded.
- Compare them to those who failed.
- Seek honest answers from players, coaches, psychiatrist, and trainers. Then CHANGE.
3. Are you courageous enough to abandon your past? A Courage that begins with knowledge.
- Knowledge you are able to determine if you are doing the right things to improve
- Knowledge will help you determine if those you hang with are influencing your improvement
- Knowledge will help you determine if what you are working on will help you make the correct changes
Do you have what it takes to become a leader, or you are like so many, contented with mediocrity and “just blowing smoke”?
Perform this simple little task to determine if YOU truly have the knowledge,
- Pretend you are teaching a 10 year old everything it takes to hit, pitch, field a grounder etc.… Share all your knowledge in one session.
- Bear in mind he is a typical 10 years old, who, if you are not clear, will ask over and over the question, “why?”
Remember no one fails, you either succeed or find out what you need to work on.
So work on it!
Study every action it takes to accomplish what it takes to produce the output you are looking for [e.g., hitting bombs, throwing 90]. The moment you are able to teach yourself is the moment you are knowledgeable enough to share your knowledge with others. Yep, including a 10 year old!
It is then, and only then you will take control and become your own coach.
Congratulations you are now a Leader. Not just of yourself, but of others.
Until next Blog, if you need help hitting take advantage and let’s TALK!