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OCTOBER 3RD 2021 2ND ANNUAL SOFTBALL CHARITY EVENT
10 REASONS SOFTBALL CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
How to Manage Relationships on a Team
Traveling is such a great way to explore the world and to get to know another culture and another state.
With old coaches, former teammates, girls who I played against, former private instructors, old coaches I played against, parents of players who I played with
The older you get, the more you realize what a big concept time management is.
In a team setting there are so many different personalities. When you play sports, you have to pay attention to everyone’s personality and learn what the best way to is to talk to each person. Every teammate is going to be different with how you can talk to her. You learn that you do not have to be best friends with everyone, but you will respect them.
To me, there is no bigger concept in our lives than communication. Communication is a commodity in every type of relationship. If you cannot communicate, life is going to be a long, tough road ahead.
It’s inevitable. We are going to fail at softball sometimes. We are going to fail at SOMETHING in life. We cannot be perfect.
In the same breath that we have to learn how to fail, we have to learn what it takes to win. Not just win…but compete. A winner’s mentality does not have to be a negative, in-your-face mentality. You win gracefully AND lose gracefully. Why wouldn’t you want to win? A winning mindset is a pure WANT to win. A winner hates to lose more than he/she likes to win.
To Never Give Up
Be Present and Let Go
Do you know what a dream is? Do you know what it feels like to never give up on that dream? Do you know what it feels like to fight for a dream? Softball teaches us (if we let it) a work ethic that makes us forget failure and forget people around us who may not believe in us.
More than what comes out of our mouth, we are communicating with so many nonverbals every day. We start to learn body language as little kids. It’s like learning as a toddler that if we throw a temper tantrum, we still might not get what we want. And all we do with the temper tantrum is draw unnecessary attention to ourselves. Well in life we aren’t always going to get what we want, and as adults, it should not affect our body language and the energy we are giving off towards others.
We are going to make mistakes throughout games and throughout life. We can’t take ourselves too seriously. If we hang on to those mistakes, it’s so much harder to rebound and be present in the next play ahead. You quickly have to learn, but not judge, your mistakes. Be able to focus on the present play at hand without hanging on to the past.