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Patience the Key to Making Fundamental Changes

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane, 12/06/18, 12:00PM CST

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Patience may be a virtue, but it’s one that can be tough to come by. Especially in today’s world where everyone wants results now. 

I know I’ve talked about this many times before but one of the problems fastpitch softball players face in our “instant-everything” world is an expectation that they can fix major issues, or go from good to great, with just a few repetitions.

I see it all the time. The coach or instructor explains what needs to change in order to improve, the player tries it a few times and then is disappointed when whatever it is doesn’t work right away.

The reality is it’s just like healing from an injury – it requires patience. Anyone who has ever been hurt (which I imagine includes everyone on the planet) knows what it’s like.