There’s two outs in the bottom half of the last inning. The winning runs are on second and third and all it takes is a single. Even though we really want to do well, failure takes center stage and seems so real at that moment.
We want to be the hero! We want to succeed. Honest, but…
Lets say you’re the positional player that is hoping the ball is NOT hit to you, or you’re the pitcher who is wondering which pitch to throw, second guessing yourself even if you pitched well to this point.
Now, flip the role and picture yourself as the hitter about to enter the batter’s box. You can’t help it, that thought of making the last out keeps echoing in your mind as you glance to the stands and see friends and family cheering.
It doesn’t get any worse…or…it doesn’t get any better than this!
Former Coach of the Year and Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame Coach, Glenn Moore stated confidence depends on a positive mental picture of ourselves and our mental picture is a [controlled by] all the things we say to “us about us.”
Worrying about ‘what may happen’ smudges your mental picture, not only creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, it limits your ability to learn from your mistakes. Yet, regardless of how positive the mental picture you form, you still may lose, but you have to believe this type of failure is the key ingredient to honing your skills and establishing the Future Knowledge you will use over and over again each time this opportunity presents itself.
Keeping your glass half full! You have to believe, you have to try! Optimism is even defined as confidence about the future, a successful outcome of… So become an optimist because it has been proven they are more likely to succeed. Why, because they are not afraid of trying. They view success as the result of knowledge, working hard, and pure and simple, welcoming the opportunity to try.
So, let’s replay the beginning;
There’s two outs in the bottom half of the last inning. The winning runs are on second and third and all it takes is a single.
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Until next blog,