A great hitter moves past the concept of requiring fun, or having to enjoy. A great hitter is able to take a broad view of any situation and ascertain that rigorous drills and specific situational practices are beneficial and necessary in order to improve performance during a game. The fun comes, albeit it’s delayed gratification, in the payoff of a superior-quality game performance. A great hitter understands.
“Practice as if you’ve never won. Perform as if you’ve never lost. And make sure you leave it all out there on the field, because it will be over sooner than you think,” said Adam Revelette, former college pitcher with the respective Kentucky and Dayton baseball teams. Learn to equate “challenging” and “difficult” as synonymous with “fun,” and you’ve made a start. Each time you walk onto the diamond, prove that you are great. Begin with your next practice!
From November 2010, http://raisingahitter.wordpress.com