I’m doing something very few “Dads” and coaches would ever think of doing.
I’m getting private instruction in the art and science of hitting.
Let me explain.
For well over a year I’ve taken my son to get one-on-one help with his game. And I’ve sat on the side, quietly taking note of what he’s being instructed to do.
All along I’ve had the thought, “I bet I’ll be able to help my son even more if I get in there and learn how to hit better myself. If I do what he’s learning, I’ll be able to see what he’s being asked to do at a higher level.”
When I made my request to learn over a year ago, let’s just say it wasn’t embraced with open arms.
Then I found a coach who doesn’t just want to teach motivated young boys, but coaches as well. He took me under his wing and began working with me – one-on-one, before or after he works with my son.
The result has been awesome. No longer do I feel that my role is primarily in teaching the “mental game.” I can now demonstrate as well as teach more of the physical mechanics of the game.
Even more so, by having my son present when I’m making mistake after mistake, by having him observe my mental attitude and how I react and correct each mistake – I feel he’s getting a valuable lesson.
It’s one thing for me to sit on the sideline and observe. It’s a very different thing to “get in the game” and understand, at a much deeper level, what is really going on.
Young boys often grow up thinking their fathers are mistake-free.
This is not a good thing.
I want my son to see me fail and recover. I want my son to see me make mistakes. I want my son to see me swing and miss, take a deep breath, wipe the slate clean and begin again, without whining or complaining or crying.
Just do it again until you can do it better.
I want my son to observe me in the present moment trying to learn a skill – and practicing until he can do it right. I want to be a role model for him – not of
flawlessness – but of imperfection on the journey to perfection.
Yes, it is a journey. You never arrive at perfection. You only take a swing at it, over and over again.
You may have moments of perfection – but the next day you’re imperfect once again and the journey continues.
Success in anything is a mentality. It’s a belief that you are going to make mistakes, you are going to fail – but knowing that these mistakes are part of
the journey to the top.
No one succeeds alone. No one succeeds without mistakes. And no one gets to the top without making a ton of errors along the way.
How you handle each mistake, error or failure determines your direction in life more than anything else.
As the saying goes, “Your attitude determines your altitude.”
Want your son or daughter to have a better attitude toward life, learning and the pursuit of worthwhile goals – then begin with yourself.
Two great programs will give you the jump-start you want.
The first is my Magnetic Mind Power program.
The second is the Zero Resistance Living program.
Get involved with these programs and the positive will pour into your life. It will then flow from you into the lives of those you touch on your journey here on earth.