Former Blue Jay has a perfect day

Every little league pitcher dreams of this kind of day.

Every minor league pitcher dreams of this kind of day.

And every major league pitcher dreams of this kind of day.

But only 20 pitchers in history have had this kind of … perfect day.

Yesterday, Philadelphia Phillies (and former Blue Jays) ace pitcher  Roy “Doc” Halladay had a perfect day.

The former Cy Young award winner won the game 1-0 by not allowing even one of the Florida Marlins hitters to reach base.  27 batters, 27 straight outs.

But do you really think that this is the first time Roy has done this?

I would bet that he has dreamed this type of perfect game many times.

I would bet that in his game preperation he visualizes getting every batter out.

And I would bet that this was a key to his success, not only last night, but throughout his career.

Because when you practice in your mind you are making mental tracks for your body to follow.

And since you are making mental tracks, you may as well make those tracks the best you can possibly make them.

Someone once said that practice makes perfect. But that isn’t true. It is perfect practice that makes perfection.

So what do you want to achieve? And are you mentally practicing a perfect outcome. If not, why not.

Congratulations Roy on your perfect game and thanks for the lessons that can help us achieve success in our future.

Motivational Quote: Handling Expectations

“I can only do what I can do. I never get frustrated with expectations from everyone else. I just know I go out there and give everything I have, and if that’s not good enough, then it’s not good enough.” – Danika Patrick, Race Car Driver (Indy Car and NASCAR) and GoDaddy.com spokesperson.

Motivational Quote: Conquering Fear

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“It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, The first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Motivational Quote: Perspective in the middle of a challenge

This has been a rough day!!!

Today I heard about a relative who was recently diagnose with Colin Cancer, two friends whose marriages are breaking down, a friend whose husband tried to commit suicide, a friend whose mother-in-law passed away.

So this quote is dedicated to all of them.

“The place which may seem like an end may only be the beginning.” – Author Unknown

If you are reading this please say a prayer for my friends. (God knows who you are talking about)

Thanks, I appreciate it.