Learning from Movies: Major League

Posted on March 7, 2011

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Hey – everybody else is talking about Charlie Sheen. Why can’t I join the parade?

  • We love sports for their honesty. You can fake out the refs, cheat, and talk trash, but if you don’t produce on the field, everybody knows.
  • It’s very bad to steal Jobu’s rum. Very bad.
  • Address your own issues first. You look pretty silly chewing out the mascot when you think it’s the umpire.
    • If you can’t see the strike zone, it doesn’t matter how fast you pitch. Seeing is the most important thing.
  • It’s the team, stupid. If you can’t play nicely with others, no one will show you the welcome mat.
  • It’s the game, stupid. An injury can cut your career short at any moment, so love every minute of what you’re doing. Have some fun with it.
  • We wear caps and sleeves on this level.
  • Dream big. If you can hit like Mays and run like Hayes, don’t take no for an answer.
    • Prove it. If you can hit like Mays and run like Hayes, do more than just talk. Show them what you can do
    • On the other hand, make sure you’ve got the fundamentals covered. No basket catches, and no hitting for the bleachers, until you’ve proved yourself.
  • Stay focused. Don’t let trash talk from the other players distract you from your goals – or you’ll be looking at your shoes when you should be tagging up.
  • Do it yourself, and for yourself.

Never count out the underdog. Sometimes he’s the most motivated to win.

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