Babe Ruth might be the greatest home run hitter this game will ever see. He often out homered entire teams. He also might be the most iconic sports star in any sport. He was quite simply a superstar.
He was larger than life on the field and off the field. He enjoyed his life and he enjoyed every aspect of this beautiful game.
What can we learn from him?
The answer is very simple – never let the fear of failure get in the way of success. Baseball is a game of failure and you will often fail more often than you will ever succeed. But as a baseball player, we can never let our fear of failure get in the way of our own success.
We must overcome that feeling inside that tells us that we are not good enough. We must overcome that feeling inside us that says that this game is too difficult.
When fear enters our mind it negatively affects our body. We have to find a way to overcome that growing fear and realize that it is only us that creates the fear. If we create the fear then we can always erase the fear.
But by giving into the fear, we limit our body’s potential to succeed. Our hands are not as quick and free when we are scared of striking out. Our feet slowdown in the field when we are scared of making an error. Our arm does not activate at an optimal speed when we are worried about throwing strikes.
We have to find a way to overcome the possible fear.
The message is simple: enjoy your success in this game. Don’t overanalyze perfection. Go out and play. Go out and have fun. Go out and play this game.
Win or lose. Success or failure – just go play.