Margo, Dean at HurdtU
As a fast pitch softball player, you have a vital role to play for your team and for yourself. That being the case you are obligated to both your team and yourself to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. You should be good to yourself, help yourself and value yourself as if you were being good to, helping out or valuing someone that you care about.
Treat Yourself Well
In other words, you need to treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for looking after. Now this is not about what is going to make you happy. This is about making the right choices in taking care of yourself properly, both mentally and physically.
I take it if you are reading this blog, you are interested in getting better as a fast pitch softball player and as an individual. Well first of all, you need to know where you are currently as both an athlete and a fast pitch softball player. That way you can start charting a course and setting goals to get where you want to go. Knowing where you want to go is very important because that direction helps limit the messes and turmoil that life can and will bring to your front door step.
Watch Out For Distractions
As a young athlete there are numerous distractions that come your way every day. From peer pressures, social media, or just the world around you, there is a constant bombardment of both good and bad messages from all different directions. That’s why it is important not to underestimate the power of vision and direction can have on your life as an athlete and a fast pitch softball player.
Have A Vision And Act On It
It is that vision and direction that generate pathways and opportunities. It is also that vision and direction that keeps you on the correct pathway and hopefully keeps you from falling off. It gives you insight on decisions of where to go and not to go. That is why it is important to treat yourself as someone you are responsible for as a fast pitch softball player and as a person.
Source: 12 Rules For Life, An Antidote To Chaos, Jordan B Peterson