As all of our softball athletes know, we choose to tackle our weekly lessons with a theme! Our themes are encompassed by one word each week that keeps us zoned in our enhancing our skills and striving to be better! This week we are focusing on Passion. Passion is what gives us the relentless drive to be better and continue to progress towards our goals. To get yourself to a place where you're continuously driven by passion, here are a few things you can implement into your daily routine as a softball player. 1. Find what it is about the sport that makes you 'passionate'? Do you love that feeling you get when you get a good hit in a crunch time game situation? Is softball your escape that allows you to be your true self without regard? Are you driven to be a better person because this is a team based sport? 2. Create a goal to help you enhance or grow that thing that makes you passionate. Do you feel lost and lose motivation when you aren't hitting well? Creating a plan to implement 1-1 training with a coach or additional practice at home can give you a better chance at developing the skills you're frustrated with. 3. Gain an accountability partner with the same goals or drive for the game. The reality is that it is rare for all players on your team to have the same drive, goals and passion for the sport. We often times need to have a friend who can get us back into the game and keep us motivated for more. Having an accountability parter can give you that extra push you need when you start to lose your sense of passion for the game. Being a passionate softball player doesn't mean that we all need to have the same drive or emotion for the sport. But what it does mean is that as an individual, we are able to identify what it is that makes us love the game, what drives us to be better than we currently are and what we do when we are faced with adversity during the game. This will help us to continue to love the game and support our team! Incorporating these steps into your training or game day prep are sure to give you a truer sense of self and keep you motivated towards reaching your goals!