“There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.” – Tommy Lasorda
Baseball great Tommy Lasorda knew the importance of filling his team with players who take charge of their destiny. Be the player that makes change, shakes things up, and is always ready to take on new challenges. Baseball teams thrive on individuals who bring electricity to the dugout. Both positive and negative emotion is contagious during games and it’s easy to be loud and excited when your team’s bats are hot, however real leaders have a knack for turning emotions around when the bench is quiet. If you’re not actively seeking ways to make a change, you will miss chances. Look for opportunities to make a difference for your team.
Seasons are long and complacency has a way of weaving into the minds of players. To be comfortable with the current trend threatens your potential and causes good players to become passive teammates who are content with the status quo. Don’t let complacency slip into your life! If you’re not improving, you’re getting worse. To be the best player on the field, you must strive to be uncomfortable and to make positive change occur around you.
Remember, what kind of player do you want to be? The player that watches and wonders what happens around them or one that ignites their teammates and is relentlessly seeking ways to better not only themself and their team? Make a choice and hold yourself accountable.