Five Things Baseball Taught Me About Life
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Five Things Baseball Taught Me About Life

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Five Things Baseball Taught Me About Life
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Growing up, I never really cared about baseball. I thought it was the most boring sport in the world, and I didn't understand how or why people liked it so much. It wasn't until I got a little older and started working for the Braves (and was forced to like the sport) until I realized how applicable baseball is to everyday life. My boss once told me that watching baseball could teach me everything I needed to know about life... he was right.

1. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Bad things are going to happen; it's inevitable. It's all about how you handle them. They can lead to failure or you can treat it as a minor setback and move on. The best thing you can do is hope for the best thing to happen, but prepare for the worst possible outcome.

2. Expect the unexpected.

Contradicting, right? It's true. Chances are, things are going to happen the exact opposite of how you expect them to. There's no good way to be completely prepared for this. The best thing to do is just go with the flow.

3. Things tend to get confusing.

It's okay to be confused sometimes. As George Saunders said, “Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible."

4. Your friend group will be the best support system you'll ever have.

The Beatles really knew what they were talking about when they said "I get by with a little help from my friends." Your friends will be the best support system in the whole world. Find people who will be your biggest cheerleaders and who have your back even when you're the one in the wrong.

5. You win some, you lose some.

Sometimes you knock them out of the park, and sometimes you strike out... the point is: roll with the punches and have fun.

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