Outside of running the AaronStrong Foundation, I also teach high school and coach youth baseball. Therefore, I am around many of our youth daily and see how they respond to success and failure. This past weekend, while coaching my son’s tournament, I saw how true this message is.
My son was playing pretty well (meaning his attitude and energy was good) and our team made it to the championship game. He flew out in the first inning with runners on first and third and did not get the runs in. We then proceeded to have a rough inning defensively and the score started to get out of hand against us. I noticed my son’s energy and attitude started to decline, along with most of his teammates’. We ended up losing pretty badly and later that night I asked him, “What happen to your energy and passion after that fly out in the first inning?” He told me, “I didn’t feel like we could win after the first inning.” This was a great opportunity for me to explain to my son that you have to attack baseball, or better yet life, with the right mindset, even if things are not going your way. What you think about you bring about, good or bad!
How is your life going? If it is not going the way you would like it to be, what type of mindset do you have? It definitely takes discipline to have the winning mindset daily, but successful people accomplish it and so can you!