Archive → July, 2010
Beginning with childhood and throughout our lives, we are continually evaluated on our knowledge, skills and abilities. This occurs in school, at work, during a leisure activity or an independent pursuit that we are attempting to master. We can probably remember ourselves or our children involved in a sporting program. If it were baseball, do you recall the practices, drills and repetition? Think about the number of times you took batting practice, all the while being astounded that something the size of a baseball bat could actually miss a baseball all those times. Quick quiz: Which batter holds the major league record for strikeouts? Isn’t it interesting to consider that a first ballot Hall of Famer like Reggie Jackson would have had so many successes (home runs) in conjunction with so many failures (strikeouts)?
As it tends to be with most people, you probably found that your performance improved over time. Those running drills served you well, since most of the throws to first base seemed to land behind you instead of in front of you. Though you may not have realized it at the time, you had gotten faster…stronger…more coordinated!
As an adult, such changes are not so fluid or automatic. Improvement may not come so easily. Let’s examine those changes further.