|Cows are boring. A purple cow |
gets noticed. What are you
doing to get noticed?
A favorite book of mine is The Purple Cow by Seth Godin. In the book, Godin states that "very good" is the new "average." Basically, good isn't good enough any more. "Good" is now boring. To stand out, you have to be "remarkable." Remarkable is Apple Computers. Remarkable is Chocolate By The Bald Man.
One big way a player or coach can apply the Purple Cow to baseball is to ...
Most teams/players practice the same way, at the same time, using the same type of drills. Most teams also don't come in first place. Most baseball players don't play beyond high school. They have to be better in every area. The amount of time spent practicing. Their thought process during workouts. Their focus. Their attention to detail in everything they do. Their drive to get better everyday. It all has to be better than everyone. Practicing like other teams/players will result in you being like most everyone else ... average. Average is fine as long as that's what you're shooting for.
If you want to be the best, you can't act like everyone else.