It’s hard not to think about what’s next. A sentiment shared by young prospects throughout baseball and sports in general. But what those athletes inevitably learn, either on their own or when the game humbles them, is that it’s important to be where your feet are and focus on what you can control.
There’s a difference between preparing for the future and trying to live in it. High-performance psychologist Michael Gervais calls being present a form of self-mastery and it’s a leadership skill you can practice and learn.