20 years from now, no one will remember (or care) about your Gamer Changer stats, exit velo, or your ranking.
As a young (dumb) college coach, I associated “success” with what the score board read at the end of the game…as I matured, I realized that there are much more important things in life than LED numbers behind a glass screen.
Stats are forgotten. Numbers fade over time.
Do you know what doesn’t? The way we make someone feel.
Regardless of whether you’re a coach or a player, making this shift in mindset will change your career and the careers of the people around you.
Yes, a HUGE part of what we are all trying to accomplish is to become (or make) the best baseball player possible, but don’t loose sight of what is truly important long term…and that’s becoming (or helping mold) a quality man.
Work your tail off! But remember that “success” isn’t just about having good numbers…it’s about creating and being an active member in a group of people who you’ll do anything for and vice versa. Be obsessed!
PS-I will be on my honeymoon and will be skipping next Monday’s post! Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to you guys!
Director of Baseball
Maplezone Sports Institute