Two Things I Learned on Tuesday from Andy Pettitte

To be a winner, not just in sports but in all aspects of life, you have to have consistency and focus. Take Andy Pettitte as an example. The guy is the winningest pitcher in postseason history for a reason.

Do you know that reason? Well I’ll tell you. Take a look at what he told me when he stopped by the office last week:

  1. His career numbers from regular season vs. postseason were virtually the same. Why? He said that he had the mindset of purposely treating every game, every inning and every at-bat the same. That way, when he got into October, distractions wouldn’t stop him from making his pitches. It would be second nature.
  2. With every big moment there was a great energy from the crowd, home or away. That meant having to concentrate more on making that one pitch. Andy said, “The bigger the moment, the quieter it got, the more focused I became. I knew that if I didn’t, I would’t be able to help the team."

There are a lot of distractions out there. What do you do to stay focused?


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