The Super Bowl has officially come and gone. This game is so insanely big that the entire country literally stops to watch it year after year.
Games like this are what every player fantasizes playing in…the biggest stage, the biggest spotlight, and the opportunity to be crowned as the best in the world.
But what’s the problem this fantasy can create?
It can cause us to prioritize our efforts on “bigger” games and that is a very slippery slope for a player and their development.
It shouldn’t matter if it’s a national championship or a Tuesday night practice…we need to BRING it every time we step out on the field.
Don’t increase or decrease your effort based on the “size” of the stage. The elite compete their tails off regardless of whether they’re on the biggest stage of their respective sport or if they’re playing ping pong in the club house. Being elite isn’t a “sometimes” thing…it’s an ALL the time thing.
Consistent, relentless effort is the only way to reach your full potential. Don’t be a “big game” player. Be THE player. Every day is be your Super Bowl. Be obsessed.
Director of Baseball
Maplezone Sports Institute