Baseball Virtue # 9 – The Art of Humor and Peak Baseball Performance

 

Humor-The ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd. 

When was the last time you laughed while playing baseball?

How often are you able to smile after a baseball game despite your results or end performance?

For many of us, how we feel about ourselves and our potential depends on the recent past.

We link having success as making progress and naturally that makes us happy.

A good friend of mine said something very true.

“We’re playing the most self esteem destroying game in the world.

 

“A kid makes an error, hears the other team cheer, his coach yelling and then has to drive home in the car with his nut job dad.

He’s embarrassed and baseball is no longer fun.”

-Steve Springer

I propose a new approach to playing and coaching baseball.

Humor…

Lets find the irony in all things baseball.

Let us become self motivators by refusing to look at the negative and stay committed to leveraging the positive.

I promise you if you do this…

Not only will baseball be more fun but you’ll be able to overcome any baseball challenge because you’ll be committed to discovering the silver lining in every single obstacle all because you’re able to laugh at baseball.

Do me a favor.

Let me know in the comment section below what challenges you’ve been currently facing.

I’d love to hear your story.

Comments

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  • Dion Morales

    Early in the season I struggled with just making contact. I have moved past that obstacle over the last few weeks,now Im hitting the ball hard and more consistently, but am now faced with one that has been starring me in the face for years.

    I can’t hit the curveball. Every time I see one my swing mechanics go to crap. It’s as if I have forgotten how to swing the bat all together.

    • What’s you EXACT approach to hitting the curveball?