All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.”
-Ted Williams

Ted Williams certainly was one of the greatest hitter to ever play the game of baseball. I recently heard a great anecdote about Williams.

Ted Williams once said that when he wakes up in the morning, he thinks about his hitting.

When he goes to bed at night, he thinks about his hitting.

When he eats, he thinks about his hitting.

As a matter of fact, the only time Ted Williams didn’t think about his hitting was…when he was hitting.

Another way to put it:

You can’t think and hit at the same time. A full mind is an empty bat.
-Yogi Berra

Ed Tseng
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center


“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” -TED WILLIAMS

If people knew how close to success they were when they quit, they would have kept going. Persistence is one of the keys to success.

On Friday, I was having lunch with Tom Jolly, sports editor of the New York Times and we were talking about how most people give up too early. They quit after initial failure.

The ones that succeed stick with it just a little longer.

When you feel frustrated, keep going because that is when most people quit. If you continue while everyone else is dropping like flies, guess who will be left?