…But are you listening?
Or, probably the more important question, are you PREPARED?
Bob Feller (young pitchers, look him up) once said:
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
See, successful people mess up, too…
Bur here’s something that sets them apart.
They don’t DWELL upon their failures…
And they don’t get LAZY and rest on their laurels when thing are going well.
They know opportunity is everywhere.
You never know when that big break will come… When that coach or scout will see you pitch.
I remember the game against Minnesota that got me drafted…
My season wasn’t going quite the way I’d hoped. And I was in danger of dropping off the radar…
And it was actually a pitcher on the OTHER team that got me noticed.
He was a potential first rounder and a ton of scouts had come out to see him pitch… I saw them there sitting behind the plate with their radar guns.
Now or never.
Things didn’t start well and I had a rocky first inning.
But then something inside me clicked…
I thought back to all the hard work I’d put in over the winter. Day in, day out, preparing for THIS moment (even if I didn’t know it at the time).
I got in a groove and dominated the rest of the way.
At the end of the day I had 10 K’s, 1 BB and completely out-pitched the other guy.
And during the game, his mom actually came up to my mom and said the scouts should have come to see me!
Just like that, I got back on the map.
Yeah, but it’s WAY more than that. It’s all those little moments leading up to it.
Thomas Edison once said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
But you’re not “most people” (at least, that’s what I assume if you’re on this list).
Your next big opportunity is right around the corner.
Will you be ready?
Okay, enough talking…
Time to get after it!
Until next time…
Committed to Your Pitching Success,
PS – Are you prepared to dominate this season?
Let the naysayers nay…
Then prove ’em wrong.