Making Time
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by Jill Wolforth
13h ago
By Jonathan Massey –    As the classic saying goes, “New year, new me!”.   As just about everyone else does, I like to start off the year with a few New Year’s resolutions. They’ve ranged in years past from working out more, to starting to journal, to becoming more organized. Some habits have stuck, but like most, I fall out of routine after a few weeks and slide back into my old ways. (Often under the guise of “not having enough time.”)   The truth of the matter is, I did/do have the time… I just used the time for other activities. In economics, there’s a saying, “There’s ..read more
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I’ve Got an Incredibly Important Question… Do You REALLY Know Who You Are?
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by Jill Wolforth
1w ago
By Coach Ron Wolforth –   Here is an age-old set of questions: Who am I? What is my story? What is my purpose? What do I believe? How do I interact with the world around me? How do I react and respond to failure, challenges, obstacles, and hardships? How do I react and respond to success and accolades?   I realize I will sound like an old history teacher, but you can’t really answer those questions very well unless and until you are well-versed in your history.   How Steeped Are You in Your Family History? For example, do you know what your grandparents and great-grandparents ..read more
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New Year’s Resolutions
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by Jill Wolforth
2w ago
By Isaiah Trevino –    I, myself, am not a big believer in “New Year’s resolutions”. I believe that if you want to change something in your life… if you want to set new goals… it shouldn’t take a completely new year to do so. With that being said, I know that a new year causes a lot of people to reset and try to make their lives better for themselves and those around them. It is good that people are ready to make changes (even if it took a new year to make them do it) but for most people, it’s just a failed attempt year after year. Whether it’s physical, ment ..read more
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Accurate Thinking for 2023
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by Jill Wolforth
3w ago
By Jill Wolforth –    What’s nice about the start of a new year is that it often leads us to reflect on things important to us, things we want to see more of in the upcoming year. One of those for me is from Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, and I thought it was worth sharing this week.  It’s the concept of “Accurate Thinking”.   I believe it should be a foundational component of our daily living.  In simplest terms it means to accurately (clearly, without exaggeration positively or negatively) evaluate something.  At our house we’ll often sa ..read more
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“Good” Is the Enemy of “Great”
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by Jill Wolforth
1M ago
By Coach Jonathan Massey –    This week, I had the pleasure of working with a young man. He came to our Elite Pitcher’s Boot Camp in January, and due to attending school online, he had an opportunity to come back and train for a few days before his season ramped up.   On the second day of training, we were doing drills to help clean up some mechanical inefficiencies and as usual, I kept asking, “How did that one feel?”. He would say good and that was it. That went on for about 20 minutes before I’d had enough. Know that this is not a negative comment about th ..read more
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I’ve Got Questions
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by Jill Wolforth
1M ago
By Coach Ron Wolforth –    For the past 25 years, I have closed many of my articles with the line: “Stay curious and keep fighting the good fight.”   This line really fits me. I love curiosity and I love partaking in a struggle that has true meaning and merit.   I have written at great length about the critical concepts of humility, empathy, and clarity. In my opinion, they certainly deserve all the energy and efforts I have given them in my writing. I still believe that a vast, vast majority of the problems we face today could be significantly reduced, if not comple ..read more
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Handling Failure
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by Jill Wolforth
2M ago
By Isaiah Trevino –    Over the weekend, I watched “The Game” – Ohio State vs. Michigan – one of (if not the) biggest rivalry in all of sports. This is the game that each player from both teams looks forward to the most on the schedule, and the game that they want to win the most. Obviously, there has to be a loser of this game, but from the losing you can learn what defines the person, both as an athlete and as a person. Which brings me to the topic I really wanted to talk about here… handling failure and adversity.   Listening to C.J. Stroud, Ohio State’s quarterback, after th ..read more
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George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
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by Jill Wolforth
2M ago
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Texas Baseball Ranch®   – – – – – – – – Important TBR Updates   Registration is now open for our Fall/Winter Elite Pitcher’s Boot Camps.  We host one camp each month between now and February.   Make plans now as spots are filling up quick! (The December camp is sold out but spots are still available for January & February)  Click here to read more and to register. Please call (936)588-6762 or email Jill@TexasBaseballRanch.com to be placed on the waitlist for the sold out dates.   Our  fourth annual Elite C ..read more
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Breaking New Ground Through Goals
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by Jill Wolforth
2M ago
By Pierce Jones –    The offseason is here, and everyone is eager to ramp up and strive to take their game to the next level. The offseason is a critical time for most athletes, not just in baseball, but in any sport. This is a time when you can create separation from your peers and become the outlier that is necessary to be noticed by your coach or the coaches looking to fill college rosters. Oftentimes, the offseason can become dreadful, and we can find ourselves losing focus on what we are truly wanting to accomplish. This is where things can fall apart. Having and setting goals s ..read more
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Raise Your Standards
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by Jill Wolforth
2M ago
By Jonathan Massey –    It happens about once every 6-8 weeks, I get done with running the night classes here at the Texas Baseball Ranch®, think back on the class, and say to myself, “We have to revisit the drills.”   Now, I would say 50% of the players in the night class have been training at the Ranch for at least 8 months, and probably 75% have been training with us for at least 4 months. So why the need to revisit the drills? It wasn’t like they didn’t know the drills or hadn’t been coached on how to do the drills properly, they had simply let their ..read more
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