There Are No Traffic Jams

By Jill Wolforth- 


With our summer “Elite Pitchers Boot Camps” underway and our “Summer Development Program” in full swing, things are really busy here at the Texas Baseball Ranch, resulting in early mornings and late nights.  


That being said, it is definitely worth all the extra effort and I believe is an excellent example of this great quote from the late Zig Ziglar, There are no traffic jams on the extra mile”.


I don’t know about you, but my response is “Wow, that’s so true”. 


The interesting thing is everyone can go the extra mile but so few of us consistently choose to do so and that’s very unfortunate.  It’s simply a matter of choice, a mindset, an expectation. 


When you really think about it, going the extra mile doesn’t require any special skills.  That to me is what makes it extremely intriguing as to why so few people are willing to do it. 


By no means does this mean going the extra mile is always easy.  In truth, it often requires working a little harder, perhaps getting up early or staying late.  You may have to ignore naysayers, doubters and others that are threatened by you. It may even require you to pick yourself up after you’ve been knocked down, to study a little more, to sacrifice, to be tired (physically and/or mentally) and then still do more. 


Yet, I really think it just requires an awareness, a conscious choice and the mindset that “This is who I am. I am a person that goes the extra mile!”. I am a person that will do what others aren’t willing to do, whether that’s making sure my table is clean when I leave a restaurant, helping a person in the parking lot load groceries when it’s raining, writing and mailing (not texting or emailing) a Thank You note, cleaning out the dugout after a game and/or putting in the extra baseball training after everyone else has gone home. 


You get the picture.


If you simply take a minute or two, you can think of numerous ways that you can go the extra mile.  Start with one today and build from there.  I can tell you that it will be noticed and will eventually reap rewards, often in ways you don’t expect.


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Important TBR Updates


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