There are so many lessons we can learn from the sport of baseball. From sportsmanship to leadership, to focusing on doing your part, there’s a lot to learn. Since there’s so much this great game can teach us, we are going to spend the next two weeks looking at a few things players and fans of the sport, young and old alike, can learn from playing and watching baseball.
If you want to be good at something and be successful, you need to be competitive. Being competitive and sportsmanship go hand-in-hand. Try your hardest and have a desire to win, but respect that others are going to do the same.
Don’t Let Failures Get You Down
There’s a famous quote from Ted Williams, the legendary left fielder who played for the Boston Red Sox, that goes, “Baseball is the only endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” While he may have had the numbers right, it’s not entirely true that baseball is the only place you can fail more times than you succeed and still do well. Everyone will make mistakes, be rejected, and fail, but it’s trying again that’s important.
Focus On What You Can Control
In baseball and life most things are out of your control, so do your best to focus on the things that are in your control. You won’t always be able to control the outcome of any given situation, especially when working with others, but you can control your effort and preparation.
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