Why it is okay to show your emotions 

Photo by Mackenzi Stewart

April brings a lot of spring showers, along with some tears. I keep reminding myself that it is okay to cry when I am struggling emotionally and mentally.

I would argue that hitting a baseball is one of the most challenging things to do. I also believe that hitting a baseball is more mental than physical.

How do you feel when you step up to the plate and repeatedly fail?

As we know, baseball is a game that is just like life. Adults step up to the plate and go to work everyday and experience failure. Sometimes, especially after I receive a lot of no’s, it begins to take its toll on me. And sometimes, this leads to me shedding tears as a way to heal.

As you are experiencing the heartaches of winning baseball games and trying to win at the game of life, remember to:

  • Be a trustworthy person
  • Develop meaningful relationships with trustworthy people
  • Share your feelings with trusted people
  • Cry
  • Keep on trying

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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.