Sunday, April 10, 2011

Never Expecting


Bottom of the 9th, a couple runs down. Yea, I got this. It’s not, not giving up, it’s never expecting to lose in the first place. If you are playing hard at the end of the game thinking anything could happen, maybe we can still win. You’ve halfway lost already.

When you are competing at a high level, the difference is mental. Watch a Little League game. The team with the most talent wins 95% of the time. None of these kids are thinking more than the next pitch ahead. Watch a World Series game. Because the talent is basically even, generally the team that wins is the team that makes the least mental errors.

So if you planning on winning at this level, you better be mentally prepared to win.