Excellence is a skill that must be maintained. Let’s break this sentence down by focusing on the words excellence, skill and maintain.
I define excellence as fulfilling expectations. A skill is something you can do well repeatedly without thought while under stress. Continuing to something is what maintaining is all about.
The 2022 MLB Draft is scheduled for July 17-19. Only excellent players will be drafted. They are excellent because they can meet the expectations of running fast, throwing hard, fielding with consistency, etc.
Playing in the minor leagues on the road to the Majors will be filled with stress because these players now are competing daily against the best. When they reach the Majors, they will have to demonstrate that they can maintain excellence in a stressful environment in order to stay.
I’ve had a few of the baseball players I have coached join the US Armed Forces. Each of them talk about how they are not given a gun to shoot until you can prove they can make their bed and clean their boots consistently with excellence.
What are some of the basic things you have to learn to do with excellence on a consistent basis on and off the baseball field in order to become a Major League Baseball player and/or Major League Citizen?
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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 associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 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 a track record of success that can work for you.