Imagine your son is being scouted by several MLB teams. And on the day the scouts show up to watch him play – he strikes out four times. He fails utterly.
What do you think would come of such a thing?
Well, one scout went back to the office and said to draft this player in the 1st round.
Because he showed the same “face” when he struck out as he did when hitting a home run.
Bottom line: He handled failure professionally in a game that has a lot of it. And that doesn’t happen by accident. It requires training in the mental game.
How do you handle failure? What’s your attitude when you make a mistake?
If it isn’t a reaction that is cool, calm and collected, then you need to make a shift; you need Theatre of the Mind and you need it NOW.
P. S. By the way, the player was Chipper Jones. He’ll most likely be a first-year Hall-of-Famer, too.