How Do You Want To Remember This?
So, today is Rich Hill’s Birthday.
I did not know that.
Happy birthday from the Florida Baseball Ranch, Rich.
If you love being inspired by the resilience of the human spirit, you should look up his story. Rich has overcome as much adversity (on and off the field) as anyone in the history of the big leagues.
Having endured multiple injuries, on the field failures, lost opportunities, physical rehabilitation events, reinventing himself as a pitcher, toiling in independent baseball, and even suffering through the unimaginable — the death of a child — Rich has found a way to bounce back time after time to find success.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking with Rich for about twenty minutes, and he shared something that gave me a whole new appreciation for his mindset, his relentless spirit, and his quality as a human being.
I asked him what was going through his mind when, after overcoming so much adversity, he toed the rubber for his first World Series start in game 2 of the 2017 fall classic.
I’m paraphrasing here, but this is what I remember.
“Of course, I was nervous. I had fought so hard to make it to this moment. I knew what was at stake. The crowd was electric and my heart was racing. Before I took the sign for my first pitch, I stepped back, took a breath and asked myself, ‘How do you want to remember this experience? Do you want to look back with regret that you were scared or timid? Or, do you want to remember that you went for it?'”
“I decided to just let it all hang out and go for it.”
Rich indeed went for it.
It looked like he was having an absolute blast, and he pitched great!.
What a refreshing and insightful outlook and thought process!
Imagine if you could look at every intense, and/or pivotal situation, (in baseball or life) and have the emotional control to step back and ask yourself how you want to remember that moment?
In Steven Covey’s bestseller, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he tells us to “Begin with the end in mind.”
What if we could take that one step further and say, “Begin with the memory in mind.”
How do you want to remember this summer? How do you want to remember your baseball career?
Do you want to look back with regret and wonder if you should have trained harder or better? Or, that you were scared or timid because you didn’t have the confidence that comes with being the most prepared you could have been?
Or do you want to look back on the next season and the rest of your baseball career knowing you went for it — that you did everything in your power to be the best that you could possibly be?
We’re here to help you remember your journey exactly how you want to.
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