How to Combine Baseball and Education and Get to the Top
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2019
Get Outside Help When Necessary
What’s your favorite sport? If your answer to that is “My favorite sport is baseball,” then congratulations! You have excellent taste. When it comes to picking a modern sport, more and more people are choosing America’s pastime.
That’s true of students, as well. Even in Florida healthy kids start moving away from games such as football and choose baseball instead. But how can that affect them? Does it change their studies? And, most importantly, can it do so for the better?
Getting Outside Help When Necessary
Sometimes, you need to get help with your studies. It’s important to learn that early and be willing to act on it. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can get that aid.
If you’re having problems with English or other writing classes, you can get assistance from sites such as StudyMoose.
Whether you’re running your essay through a plagiarism checker or are just wondering about the benefits of plagiarism software and its use, you can’t go wrong by reaching out.
Willpower is essential, whether you’re on the field or off of it. If you find it difficult not to throw something at someone who asks, “Why is soccer the best sport?” you’re not alone.
But building up that willpower can keep you from letting impulses win out. Playing baseball pushes people as far as they can go, then a bit farther, making you master your own mind. That self-discipline comes in handy in your education.
Using Your Passion
Being passionate about something is a powerful thing. It can take over your entire life, and leave you determined to succeed in your goals.
Bad East Coast weather doesn’t stop big-name players from getting out there and practicing, and it shouldn’t halt you. At the same time, you can use this passion in other areas of your life. Turning it around and using it on your studies can take a boring part of your day and turn it into something extraordinary.
Athletes know about scheduling. And we’re not just talking about the days that games are scheduled for, either. No, these are strict: practice, workout, rest as well as conditioning days.
Then there are surprise inclusions to their calendars such as drug tests and rain checks. It’s hard, but it builds up a skill that is just as useful in the classroom as it is in the field! Add your schoolwork to the calendar, as you would anything related to sports.
We’re not talking about just physical health here. No, we mean the ability to bounce back from let-downs and disappointments. Nobody who plays baseball wants to lose. However, in every game, there is going to be a loser.
Learning how to accept that (and the loss) means that baseball players find it easier to accept failure outside of the sport, as well. Not dwelling on a bad grade is a skill fewer and fewer people have.
Of course, there are a great many success stories out there. Eastern Florida State College has a great many baseball players who have gone on to earn a diploma and have a successful career.
You’ll find many similar stories happening throughout the globe, particularly in college divisions. Major League Baseball, too, has similar stories, though they focus more on the athletic career of a player, rather than their education.
Baseball and your studies have more in common than one would normally think. Many of the skills are transferable and can do just as well (if not better) in another context.
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