Something I wrote awhile ago that still and always will apply.
This year was a turning point in my life because I realized what hard work and a clear focus could do for me. This is the time in my life that I knew I was going to outwork everyone else on the planet, not because I knew I was going to make it, but because I couldn’t have lived with myself if I had more to give and didn’t give it. This was the same way I felt when I was persuing my dream of playing in the Big Leagues. If I was going to come up short of the Big Leagues I was going to do it without any regrets and the knowledge that I got everything I could out of my body. When it comes to sacrifices the greatest fear we have is the fear of the unknown, or the fear that all our hard work might go for nothing. This is the fear that keeps you average, this is the fear which keeps you tucked away safe and sound in your comfort zone, and this is the fear that says I do not want to be embarrassed. Most people worry more about being embarrassed than they worry about being great. It’s like the baseball saying goes “you can’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”. I’ll say it like this, when you open the door for failure and embarrassment to enter your life, you open the door for greatness as well.