THE LAW OF THE HARVEST BASEBALL EDITION – Chad Longworth Velo Shop

THE LAW OF THE HARVEST BASEBALL EDITION

There is no farmer on the planet that would head out to his cornfields today with his corn seed, plant a row of corn, and come back tomorrow expecting fully grown corn stalks with the most beautiful corn shucks you have ever seen. Farmers understand that to properly grow his crop he has to plant it, cultivate it, fertilize it, and water it. It takes months and months of this process for his crop to finally reap the reward of the harvest. He understands it, he commits to it, and realizes there are no short cuts to success. Yet try to tell a baseball parent or a baseball player that “hey, this is gonna take time.

Becoming a great player overnight just doesnt happen”, and they look at you like are speaking portugese. Granted every player doesn’t possess the God given talents and abilities to play in the Southeastern Conference but here is what I always say to players. “At the end of this thing, whenever that is, all you owe yourself is to find out where the end of your talent is.” Whether it is a good high school player, a small college player, a D1 player, an elite d1 player, a professional player or a big leaguer no one can say where that is, and I mean NO ONE. So it will boil down to this in the end, there are 2 kinds of players that finish this game, those that say “I did all I could”, and those that say “I could have been better.” You don’t want to have to live with the latter for the rest of your life.

Invest in your game, understand it takes time, and realize that you will reap what you sew. Just as the farmer knows if he plants corn and takes care of it, he gets corn. If you plant bad habits and poor work ethic wanna guess what you get? It’s up to you.

Stay on the rise.


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