Why good results are not an accident

When working with my Diamond Directors clients and L.E.A.D. Ambassadors, there is one thing I always like to emphasize: Don’t let good results be an accident.

The only way things can be intentional is through purpose and practice, working November through January.

Purpose is the reason for doing something and practice is getting habit-building reps.

Bear with me as I teach a bit more. Talent is what you do well and habits are things you do well repeatedly without thought. Skills are things you do well repeatedly without thought while under stress.

There are seven parts to the swing that 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.

Timing is a habit that is under-coached and one of the easiest to develop.

Here’s a simple timing drill for you to execute through the end of January. I challenge you to get 3,000 reps.

If you do it, it will be on purpose and one of the most meaningful periods of practice that you’ve ever had.

Remember, skills pay the bills.

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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.