Pujols, sports psychology & making a contribution in your chosen field

Pujols, sports psychology & making a contribution in your chosen field May 17, 2021

Who’s the one to determine how old you have to be to still make a contribution, still be viable, still be able to do something profound in your chosen field?

I just want to talk to you a little bit about baseball (one of my favorite topics) and sports psychology. There are a lot of great things going on this week. I was at a softball tournament and we were talking about some of the top teams. Right now the Giants are sitting pretty, along with the Oakland A’s, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

But the real story of the week has to be Albert Pujols who the Anaheim Angels let go.

Pujols, sports psychology
& making a contribution

He was picked up by the team right across the city, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He’s someone who is “older” and the Angels thought he couldn’t play anymore. But he can play, and he’s ready to do whatever he can for the Dodgers.

You know, I also think of Satchel Page who’s the oldest rookie ever in Major League Baseball at 42 years old.

Who’s the one to determine how old you have to be to still make a contribution, still be viable, still be able to do something profound in your chosen field?

When I think of Albert Pujols, the Angels are going to have quite a difficult time if he’s sitting right in LA, and the fan-base shifts over to the Dodgers from the Angels, because Pujols tears it up for a few years. He might have it in him.

If he doesn’t feel like stopping, then why should he have to stop?

That’s one of the things we have to keep in mind when it comes to accomplishments and things you want to do. You’re the one who is the master. You know yourself better than anybody else. Even if there are outside forces, like work or different factors, that are saying “slow down,” you’re the one who determines how well you can do.

I was just thinking about that this weekend. I ran over 4 miles. It’s the first time that I’ve ran over 4 miles on the grid for awhile. I run with an app. I’ve probably ran 4-5 miles a couple times without the app this year.

I’m just doing what I can. I’m running hills around here. I’m enjoying myself. I’m not running for time. I’m just running a lot of hills, up and down, and it’s doing my body a lot of good.

So take my encouragement and apply it to whatever you’re doing, whether it’s to work, or to your trade, or your chosen field of study.

Don’t let others determine where you’re at

Definitely don’t let them make their determination about you based on some stats (i.e. age). There have been plenty of people who have defied those types of odds.

So I just hope and pray that you have a wonderful week, and that this will serve as a little bit of encouragement to you.

Follow Albert Pujols. I’m sure he has a few good years left in him.

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Erik Drost | Albert Pujols | 08.04.19 | Creative Commons

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