“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” – Jim Rohn
Hitting Major League pitching isn’t easy – we all know that. But that doesn’t mean that learning to hit should be hard.
At Diamond Directors, we break down the perfect swing into six parts. That’s why, oftentimes, success and failure for our amateur and professional clients isn’t about what’s right and what’s wrong – it’s about what’s present and what’s missing.
Hitting is a cyclical art form. One week you’re swinging a hot bat, and the next week you’re struggling. The first thing to do when you hit that bump in the road is to check your mechanics to see if everything is working fine.
Ask yourself what’s present? Sometimes, things that happen off the field can disrupt what’s happening on the field. If you can separate the two, it will have a positive impact.
There also might be times when poor communication between you and your coach cause your batting average to go south. If that’s the case, what’s missing is an environment of support.
I am a swing guru, but that doesn’t always make me right. But then again, it’s not about who’s right, but what’s right.
So, the next time you’re struggling at the plate, ask yourself what’s present and/or what’s missing before you ask yourself what’s right and wrong.
Sometimes, the difference between success and failure is right in front of you. You just have to look for it.
C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, CJ has more than 12 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J Stewart has a proven system of development and track record of success that can work for you.