Friday, June 28, 2019

What’s Your Pitching Currency

“Your faith is your fortune”.
~ Neville Goddard

Do you have value as a pitcher?

When we think about currency we usually think in terms of dollars or money but those are just mediums of exchange.

What I’m talking about is what creates or what gives value to the medium of exchange and that is your very own energy.

The atomic energy that resides in every cell of your being which really has no limit to it’s value, especially when it’s directed towards your desire.

So what I’m asking you, to ask yourself, is what is your value as a pitcher?

I can tell you this, it has a lot to, actually everything to do with what you believe about yourself.

And if you don’t believe in yourself that you have value as a pitcher, then you are more likely to be allowing of letting other people tell you what your value is.

As within so without.

In this day and age it’s easy to think that if you don’t throw 90+ that you don’t have value.

It’s easy to give your authority away to a high school or college coach because they tell you something critical.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be open to constructive observation, but I want you to understand that what you believe about yourself deep down will be reflected back to you… by outsiders like coaches, parents, and other players alike.

Then and only then will you will stop giving your power away and start empowering yourself.

We’re too concerned with what other people tell us about ourselves rather than actually going inside of ourselves and actually developing our own value based on what we’re individually good at.

Especially watching something like the All-Star game and every guy is throwing upper 90’s with ridiculous breaking stuff.

It’s easy to be seduced by watching those games and wanting to be able to throw like those guys but realize it took A LOT of hard work to get to where they are now.

They didn’t start out like that I can promise you that.

Look it takes a lot of courage to be your authentic self, to not follow the crowd and believe what everybody else believes.

My dad told me when I was in high school, “When you do what everybody else does you get what everybody else gets…mediorcracy”.

So maybe at this point, you don’t throw as hard as you think you should but don’t let that take away from all of the other aspects of the game that you are good at.

And don’t just let what any coach tells you to become a limiting belief about yourself just because it came from a coach.

I’m pretty sure Chris Sale was told he was too skinny a time or two as he was growing up and I’m pretty sure he didn’t listen to any of it.

I’m pretty sure they told Jose Altuve at 5’3” he was too short to play in the big leagues and I’m pretty sure he didn’t listen to any of it.

Zach Greinke doesn’t top 91mph very much but he knows how to pitch and keep hitters off balance.

I’m not saying that velocity doesn’t matter and I’m not saying you can’t improve it because you can.

What I am saying is that velocity has become such a focus for most that it’s taken away from so many other aspects of the game like creativity and being true to yourself.

Don’t let someone else tell you what your value is.

Become the value that is inherent in you and believe in the power of the unique human being you are.

Your faith is your fortune.

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