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When you are on the field, you have multiple battles to face.

Your team is facing another team, as a batter you have to face the pitcher, if you are a pitcher, then you have to face a batter, and so on.

But believe it or not, your biggest opponent is not the other team. It is yourself.

A coach can teach you and an opponent can push you, but you are the only one who can make yourself do something.

Whether it’s using the proper technique or getting past an error, it is up to you to do it. No one else.

Whether you made an error or are nervous you might get hit by the ball again, you need to stay focused.

If you make one error and do not stay mentally tough, there is a big possibility you will make another error. Basically, if you cannot focus on the present, a domino effect is created.

Getting hit by the ball is never fun, but do not let the idea intimidate you. Think of all the times you have played softball. Now think of all the times you have been hit. There is quite a big difference.

No matter the situation, don’t let the past hold you down. Just play the present.

Your biggest opponent

When you are on the field, you have multiple battles to face.

 

Your team is facing another team, as a batter you have to face the pitcher, if you are a pitcher then you have to face a batter, and so on.

 

But believe it or not, your biggest opponent isn’t the other team, it’s yourself.

 

A coach can teach you and an opponent can push you, but you are the only one who can make yourself do something.

 

Whether it’s using the proper technique or getting past an error, it’s up to you to do it, no one else.

 

Whether you made an error or are nervous you might get hit by the ball again, you need to stay focused.

 

If you make one error and don’t stay mentally tough, there is a big possibility you will make another error. Basically, if you can’t focus on the present, a domino effect is created.  

 

Getting hit by the ball is never fun, but don’t let the idea intimidate you. Think of all the times you’ve played softball, now think of all the times you’ve been hit, there’s quite a big difference.


So no matter the situation, don’t let the past hold you down, just play the present.

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Meaghan McIntyre, online editor

Meaghan McIntyre is a senior and the opinion editor for the sentinel. As a third year journalist she is excited to expand her knowledge and skills involving...

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