Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your realty. Within this baseball community…….you are the sum total of your beliefs.
What’s even more interesting is that you can see this as adopted principles in almost every religious book.
It’s in the Bible, Koran, and the Talmud.
In the Bible it says” as a man thinketh in his heart so is he” or “according unto your faith, it is done unto you“.
This “baseball” law of belief is such a powerful force in our lives that even if our beliefs are based on untested assumptions, they still have an incredible impact on our lives.
In a particular story that I find extraordinarily fascinating is about a gifted student who achieved straight A’s throughout high-school. Prior to graduating he took his SAT and tested within the top 98%.
After getting the results, he was unaware of this score and had assumed that the 98 represented his I.Q which is considered 20 points below what is generally necessary for efficient work while completing college level courses.
His first semester of college he received straight D’s and failed almost every class.
The counselor has scheduled an appointment discuss his disappointing performance.
His response was ” you can’t blame me, I have an I.Q of 98″.
The counselor had explained upon bringing out his reports that the 98 represented where he stood within other students in the country. He had tested equal to or better than 98 % of students within North America of that year.
After realizing this he had completely changed his image of himself, and it didn’t take him very long to turn everything around for the better.
Stories like these have been examined within physiology and is consistent with experts within this field.
If we have self limiting beliefs irrespective to the degree of which it is true, they become true for us.
As baseball players almost ALL limiting beliefs are based on untested assumptions.
“You’re to small!”
“You’re not strong enough”
“You don’t have enough experience”
“You don’t have the right connections”
If we wan’t to achieve GREATNESS within the baseball community as baseball players, parents or coaches, we have to learn how to edit out any beliefs that contradict with what we truly intend to believe about ourselves that have a positive impact on our lives.
Are your baseball beliefs limiting or liberating?