Many of you have wondered “where I’ve been” the past few years. You used to get an email or two from me each and every day, all year round. And then, all of a sudden, things slowed down.
Well, without getting into all the details, when I temporarily lost my vision in the summer of 2007, I began to look at a lot of things in a different way. Although I AM still very much interested in business, you could say that I’m not interested in the same way – or to the same extent.
Fortunately, because of great customers and fans like yourself, I could take time off and devote more energy to other matters – most of which have had nothing to do with business.
Being that my wife and I are blessed with two young children, and both are athletes as well as students, I realized I better devote more time to them, starting NOW. I realized that it was one thing to teach others what I know about the “mental game” and such – but if I don’t do my best to pass this same know-how onto my children, then I would feel very sad, indeed.
And so, three years ago when my son, Frank, took up baseball, I began to convert what worked for me in wrestling, martial arts and business into something that a young boy could understand and use. The same I’ve been doing for my daughter, in the sport of swimming.
In the three years that Frank has been playing ball, he has continued to enthrall me, as well as a lot of other people. And my daughter isn’t far removed from being in the same position.
As an example, on Saturday, Frank smacked two home runs in one game, both of which sailed about 100 feet past the fence, landing in another ball field. And yesterday, he pitched a total of five innings against two very good teams, and not only did he allow no hits, runs or walks – he struck out 12 of the 16 batters he faced. The only player to reach first did so on a passed ball after he struck out.
You know you’re doing a good job when the coaches from the other teams come up to you and congratulate you for your skills. This happened after both games yesterday.
At the plate, Frank wasn’t as hot yesterday. He struck out a couple times in the semi-finals. But do you want to know what I’m most proud of? When Frank hit his homers or struck out the others, he remained cool, calm and collected.
The same happened when he struck out. He didn’t pout, whine or cry when things didn’t go his way. Nor did he gloat when did well. He took it all in stride, keeping in mind the idea that every at bat is a new season – and every pitch is the only pitch you’re focused on.
Now, you might think that my son is this way naturally, but you’d be wrong. It wasn’t all that long ago that I wondered if I would ever be able to break him of his tendency to get upset at himself – even in practice. Truth is I never broke him of the habit; he broke it himself. And that’s the only way any habit gets broken.
YOU DO IT YOURSELF.
All the wisdom in the world cannot and will not help you unless YOU DECIDE to let it in – and follow it. Until good advice is internalized, nothing happens, no matter who it comes from or who said it to whom.
The late great Vince Lombardi, who had a dog-eared, highlighted and underlined copy of Psycho-Cybernetics in his library, used to give a talk entitled, “Why I’m Teaching My Son to Be an Athlete” – or something similar. I think I could give a similar talk – but I’d definitely include my daughter in the speech.
As a physician friend in my hometown in Iowa, used to tell my Dad and me, “You learn more from sports than you’ll ever learn in the classroom.”
Ditto for good martial arts training.
And if you’re fortunate enough to have someone who teaches you the mental game of life – then you can say “ditto” once again.
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P.S. By the way, one of the things I love is the website created for my son’s 12U baseball coach – check it out here – and if by chance you feel the urge to donate to the team, make sure you mention that you heard about it from me and that the amount should be applied to the 12U program.