A riveting piece on taking that leap of faith to achieve greatness by: D$rollinlikeabigshot!
“Just Go For It” Cup Check Nation,
To begin the first of what I hope are many contributions to this forum, I would just like to say that I am honored to be a part of something that has been brewing for as long as I have known our fearless leader. To my knowledge the idea of what has become “The Cup Check” started during this past season; however please do not quote me on that. The amount of conversations regarding what would be incorporated into the site was still undetermined, however the idea, passion, and framework was in place. Many a time during an overdrawn batting practice I would be thrown ideas in mass quantities, well I want to do this or what do you think of that? How would you do something like this? I knew that at some point it would become something that I would tune into, just didn’t know when. I got into the world’s worst game of phone tag before I found out that this had been launched. I was told that it took someone who said “just go for it” to set the wheels in motion. So I thought it would be fitting to write “Just go for it.”
How many times have you been told one of the following? Just go for it, take the risk, follow your dreams, or chase down your dream. We have all heard and/or said some sort of cliché about trying to reach all of our ultimate goals and the goals of others like us. As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season try to keep in mind the people who have sacrificed so much to allow us as minor leaguers “chasing down our dreams” to do what we do. If you get the opportunity to sit down with a coach, family member, ex-teammate, loved one, or friend who has supported you throughout your career, take the time to thank them for what they have done. Also keep in mind that as we near the beginning of our throwing programs, the meat of our lifting programs, and the end to another off-season do not let the cold weather (for those of you like myself), holiday party, or some half assed excuse like ‘I’ll make it up tomorrow’ keep you from “just going for it.” Make every day of this journey one that you can say “I busted my ass and gave it my all,” because when it is all said and done no one likes sitting on the bar stool next to the guy who is bragging about how great he was, but could have done more! Happy Holidays to all!!
Until the next CUP CHECK!!