Here are two mental baseball skills guaranteed to improve your development as a ballplayer.
You need JUST these two things:
- Honest Self-assessment. - this is what happened. this is why it happened.
- Compassionate action - what do I need to do to fix it? Here is what I can do to decrease its occurrence.
Here are some examples.
What happened: You struck out with the bases loaded, bottom In the 9th with the score tied.
Why it happened: You struck out because you expanded the zone too much and chased a breaking ball in the dirt.
You were swinging to “not miss” instead of swinging with the intention to still do damage with two strikes.
What you can do: What I can do is a better job of seeing the ball up in the zone, so that I don’t chase breaking balls in the dirt.
When I swing, I’m swinging with controlled aggression without chasing.
Conclusion: The mistake is to assume your past equals your future.
We are problem-solving machines.
If you believe that your task is to be the best ballplayer you can possibly be then that which hinders your task is your task.
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