Why ALL Baseball Players Should Read

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Because …”You become what you think about” 

– Earl Nightingale

So today you’ve hit the gym, the ball-field, the batting cage, yada yada yada, and thats great, every ballplayer should! But have you worked out your mind? Do you realize your mind is the most powerful muscle you have and ever will have? But in order to have a powerful mind, you must train it like any other muscle. With challenges and repetitions.
Your mind controls your thoughts, which causes feelings, and feelings lead to action or lack of action. How do you feel when you are having a good game? How about when you are having a bad game? Chances are you act differently when you a feel a certain way. Maybe you are more sociable and crack more jokes when you are feeling good, maybe you cheer your teammates on more when you are feeling good. On the other hand, when you are feeling bad, you may not do any of these things. Believe it or not, how you feel will dictate how you play, which in turn leads to results.
It all starts with how you think, and exercising your mind can help controlling these thoughts, which help you control feelings, which help you control your results.
Your mind is what got you to the gym, or to the ball field, and what got you to go for that extra rep or sprint, even though you felt like stopping, and without your mind your body wouldn’t even know to breathe.
Just like a car needs a driver to get in, turn the key, and put it in drive, your mind gets you places in life. Your body is the car and your MIND is the driver. 
Wouldn’t it be silly to say, “Im running low on gas, but I don’t have time to stop and fill up”? And risk running out of gas? I don’t know about you, but I especially don’t have time to be stalled on the side of the road!
Your brain needs fuel too!! Fuel in nutritional form (through diet of course), but also exercise through learning, thinking, and using your imagination. This is conditioning for you mind as long runs, sprints, and agilities, are for your body.
That can be done through reading.
So don’t forget to STOP, and fill up!
This list will be filled with books that will inspire, motivate, educate, and improve every area of your life, from sports to astrophysics they will expand your mind and imagination into worlds you never knew existed!
Not much time to read in your busy schedule? Try out Amazon’s Audible! I use it, and love it!
You waste valuable time on social media looking at crap, when you could exercising your mind with audiobooks.
  1. Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
  2. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  3. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  4. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (there is a movie also)
  5. The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes
  6. Cant Hurt Me by David Goggins
  7. The Champion’s Mind by James Afremow
  8. The Champion Mindset by Joanna Zeiger
  9. Ninety Percent Mental by Bob Tewksbury
  10. The Mental Game of Baseball by H.A. Dorfman
  11. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

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