Summer baseball is a time for maintenance for my hitters. Their hitting is assessed in the fall. Habits are built in the winter, and then converted into skills in the spring.
Success is only reached when you have a sequential and systematic strategy. My sequential and systematic strategy should cause you to pause and ask yourself these three questions right now:
Why do I want to be successful?
The word why is a very powerful word. My question to you is, “Why do you want to be successful?” I guarantee it’s easier for you to answer what success is and how to be successful than it is why you want to be successful?
The reason why I want to maintain success as an elite instructor is because I believe that the world needs significant people. What I do well is develop significant people through baseball.
Success is what you do. Significance is who you are. Your what will never be consistent until you understand your why.
Summer is fun. Now answer this question for me: Why do you want to be successful?
Do I know enough to do what I have never done?
As a child, I was Mr. Know It All. Still, as an adult, I often think that I have all of the answers. How about you? Based on what you know, are the fruits of your labor yielding the success you want this summer? Will your mindset lead you to significance?
Here’s what I have discovered in my 18 years of developing elite hitters.
- 20 percent of what you do is based on what you know
- 25 percent of what you do is based on what you don’t know (This is why you ask general questions)
- 55 percent of what you do is based on what you don’t know that you don’t know that you don’t know (This is why you seek blogs and information from experts like me)
Am I maintaining skills or participating?
Skills are developed based on a combination of knowledge, desire and habits.
- How much do you know about hitting to be successful?
- How much desire do you have to be successful?
- It takes 3,000 reps to develop a habit and there are seven parts of the swing including stance/load, timing, tempo, tracking, approach, contact and extension/finish. That’s 21,000 reps to develop a habit. How are your habits?
Tip of the Week – Contact
Summer baseball is so much fun when you’re either having success or in a sequential and strategic development system that will yield fruit at a later date.
Remember: Good hitters don’t work hard; they work smart.
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.