Baseball has great lessons for life, even if you’re like me and not a baseball fan.
While I never watch baseball on television, on occasion I’ll go with my lifelong Giants fan husband to a game.
Even though I don’t love baseball, I love to read lots of baseball books. There are so many good lessons about success in baseball stories.
What it takes to achieve success:
- Being willing to persevere.
- Having the commitment to practice.
- Making the commitment to show up.
- Doing the grind day in and day out.
- Going up to bat and failing.
- Understanding that failing is part of the journey to success.
Yes, baseball players fail a lot.
We have been culturally programmed to believe in order to be successful you must never fail.
Baseball is an excellent example of that programming being a LIE.
A major league baseball player often fails more than 70% of the time. Mind blowing!.
70% fail = 30% of the time the baseball player is hitting the ball.
When was the last time you achieved 30% and celebrated?
You’ve been taught 30% = FAIL.
Often when people achieve 30%, they make it mean, “I suck. It’s not possible. I should quit.”
It’s time to change this perception.
What’s the dream you want to achieve in your life, but you also don’t want to fail?
Remind yourself that major league baseball players go on national television over 100 times a year and fail a lot.
They fail on national television with plenty of critics who talk shit about their performance.
They continue to show up.
They continue to try.
They don’t give up on themselves.
What if you did the same thing?
What if you showed up every day? Okay, how about Monday – Friday!
What if you allowed yourself to fail 70% of the time?
What if you allowed the critics to stand on the sidelines and judge you?
Yes, you would have to dial up your bravery.
Yes, you would have to try.
But, isn’t your dream worth it?
I think so.
Because you’re worth it!
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