Are you frustrated that regardless of what you do to improve your company, you aren’t able to attain the level of achievement you would like to achieve? Are you wondering the reason why success is easy for some and you’re stuck in the same place? You can imagine and create every positive affirmation you wish (In my case, centerfield for the NY Yankees has already been taken), But the reality of the problem is that if you do not take action and implement the tips above and strategies, success will be more challenging to achieve.
The reality is that in the majority of cases, people are aware of what they’d like. They may have a clear set objective but aren’t able to get started. Some may believe that achieving their goal requires extreme effort. Others give up on making it too quickly.
It was while watching a film earlier in the day, and I noticed an ad in the film that read, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” After pondering it, I came to the conclusion that there are some valuable lessons to learn through the sport of baseball. These lessons can be applied to our own business and personal successes. Here are three lessons in the business success that we can learn from baseball.
Lesson #1: Take Action
In the game that we play in Major League Baseball, if you don’t hit the ball, you won’t take an opportunity to hit. In life and business, when you’re afraid to try something new and request the promotion, start your own venture or go back to school to pursue what you’ve always wanted to do, you’ll remain in the same spot!
The success of a business comes from people who, regardless of the situation is, will decide to take the initiative and act. There is always a risk of being scared at times. However, only those who are willing to take action will be successful.
Lesson #2: A Small Effort Goes a Long Way
In the sport in Major League Baseball, an average player will score about.250 throughout the season, earning an average amount. You’ll receive an average of one shot every time, and as the amount of at-bats rises, you will receive five hits within twenty bats. In contrast, an exceptional ballplayer gets only one hit per three bats, for a.333 average. In the same 20 at-bats, the ballplayer will receive six strikes instead of five. One hit can determine the players who actually take part in the game and which players are allowed to sit on the sidelines and take a seat on the bench. One hit can make the difference between earning an average salary and getting multimillion-dollar contracts and endorsement agreements. If you do it over a more extended period of time, the athlete that hit.333 instead of.250 will be within the Hall of Fame and earn the honor of being among baseball’s most significant.
The success of a business is attained by people who work to keep improving even by the smallest of margins. One small effort can transform ordinary results into something extraordinary.
Lesson #3: Never Give Up
In the 1920s, George Herman “Babe” Ruth’s big personality was responsible for the creation of baseball as the American pastime. He was not just an individual. However, he was also an excellent player (and pitcher prior to changing to the pitcher!) and, on numerous occasions, his team was the top in his league with home run totals. But, who would you say was one of the league’s leaders with striking out? That’s right, Ruth.
But when he struck out, Babe Ruth knew that the next time he came to bat, he was more than capable of hitting a home run. The ace was so sure of his abilities that legend has that he “called” one of his shots by pointing to the bleachers on the right side of the field to signal to where the ball was going to go after hitting it. In spite of a minor setback, he was focused on his aim in hitting home runs.
The business success you desire will be those who recognize that failing frequently will bring you success. You’ll experience defeats, but remain committed to your goals and don’t quit.
The sport of baseball has amused the American people for many generations. It is well-known for its history and tradition. Since its beginning, they have brought their families as well as friends together. They put all worries and concerns to be absorbed into your “field of dreams.” But, if we examine it closely, we may also learn some lessons on successful outcomes.