Building the foundation for your success

“Drop by drop is the water pot filled.” — Buddha

Did you know that it takes 3,000 reps to build a habit? As we have outlined as one of the foundations for the Diamond Directors’ model, there are seven parts to the swing, which include:

  1. Stance/Load
  2. Timing
  3. Tempo
  4. Tracking
  5. Approach
  6. Contact
  7. Extension/Finish

Seven parts of the swing times 3,000 reps is 21,000 reps.

To build a good habit is a day by day commitment to excellence, which requires you to give yourself mercy and grace.

A bad habit I am trying to break is my use of profanity. Breaking bad habits can be hard. So I decided to create a new habit of being patient and pausing before I speak in my moments of stress, which make me want to curse.

What bad habit do you have in baseball (and life) that you need to break?

Day by day I get better with my tongue. And then there are days of stress I feel that I’m starting all over again.

I am indeed a work I progress and so are you. In the end, we owe it to ourselves to become the best versions of ourselves.

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C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and a track record of success that can work for you.