I’m a big fan of baseball – especially the way it used to be – such as 1941, when Ted Williams finished the season with a .406 batting average. He was the last player to break the elusive .400 mark. In 60 years, nobody else has done it. Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, and a few others have come close, but the best players in baseball today can’t quite break through this ceiling.
Do you realize what that means? It means that the best hitters in baseball fail 60% of their times at bat (if we don’t worry about walks). When you hit the ball and get on base one out of three times, you’re one of the best in the league. But sometimes, in my relationships, I expect others to bat 1.000. I expect a 100% performance. Ted Williams was a scientific hitter. He could see which way the seams on the ball were turning and could tell how the ball would move as it approached the plate. Ted Williams was one of the best, but he was far from perfect.
We all tend to “perform” at different levels in life, but even the…Continue Reading