More Isn’t Always Better. Sometimes More is Just More.

By Jill Wolforth-

 

It seems in this day and age of keeping up with and surpassing the Jones’, people often believe doing more or having more makes you or the things around you better.  That’s  not always the case.  Actually more isn’t always better.  Sometimes more is just more.

 

Here are a couple of examples in a simplistic sense:

  • After a certain point, more toothpaste or more shampoo aren’t better for your teeth and hair, they’re simply more.
  • Lights are very helpful in a room but there comes a point when adding more lights doesn’t make the illumination better, they’re simply more.

 

How about a comical example:

  • You’ve made a trip to the bathroom and afterwards you spray some air freshener before leaving; one squirt will do the job but you choose to use half the bottle.  It’s not better, it’s just more.

 

So, let’s take a look at training:

  • Some people believe the answer to success lies in added reps, whether that’s throwing, hitting, strength training, etc.  Yet, that’s not the case if the reps have no practical application.  In this case, more is not better, again, it’s just more.
  • The same thing can be said about the use of new technology.  In the game of baseball, there’s a big upswing in the use of technology and people like to talk more and more about all the data being collected.  It’s sound good, right?  Maybe.  Unfortunately, much of it, up to this point, can’t be practically applied thus it’s not better, it’s just more.

 

Obviously my point this week is that we need to take a closer look any time we think “more” of something is the answer.  We must ask ourselves next level questions…

  • Does doing more of this get me closer to my goal?
  • Is doing more of this vs. doing something else the best choice for me?
  • By doing more of this, am I making the best use of my time?

And

Is Doing More of This Actually Better or Is It Just More?

 

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At The Texas Baseball Ranch®, we continue to be on the cutting edge of elite thrower training.  We work very hard to make sure the changes and upgrades we make have immediate and practical application for you as players and coaches.  We indeed ask the question “Is this better or is it just more?”

We’d love to have you experience the Ranch difference.

Our Ultimate Coaches Boot Camp is December 8-10.  You can still order DVDs of the event by going to www.PitchingCoachesBootCamp.com.

We also have our last two winter Elite Pitchers Boot Camps, December 27-29th and January 13-15th.  More information available at http://www.texasbaseballranch.com/elite-pitchers-bootcamp/

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