Roll Tide

A hitter sometimes acts as if how he is hitting at the moment, whether for better or for worse, defines and identifies him as person. Always remember – your skills and successes, and especially their temporary lack thereof, have minimal bearing on who you are as a person. Your worth as an important and valuable human being is not determined by your batting average!

Sure, you can capitalize on your success as a hitter and carry over that confidence into the rest of your life. If you can hit a baseball, one of the most difficult feats in sports, you can pretty much do anything you desire. Be secure in that knowledge. However, never think for an instant that if you are struggling in baseball that you are a failure in life. You can only ever and with finality fail, if you quit before you succeed. Learn to persevere, and let that attitude flow both into your game and into your life off the field.

Think of moments in your life as if they were the ocean. Some moments create a high tide of success and jubilation, other moments create a low tide of disappointment and despair. Each moment is temporary and fleeting and will soon be replaced by another moment. Define your worth, as both a hitter and as a human, by the totality of moments and not by a single moment, whether good or bad. Roll with the tide, high or low, and know that your opportunities for greatness are as plentiful as the fish in the ocean.


About twskipton

Todd W. Skipton created the Raising A Man enterprise to provide examples, biographies, quotes, stories, and inspiration about great men and women throughout history and sports. These high achievers tapped into their inner conquering spirit in order to fulfill their maximum potential. Begin the journey from hope to reality; from possibility to accomplishment; from boyhood to manhood. Be great at everything and be great at life!
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