I first heard about visualization in college but it’s something I had done throughout my baseball career by accident. We hired some high level mental game of baseball guys at my D1 school and I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. How can something mental help more than spending that same amount of time taking ground balls or hitting off the tee? The coach talked about a D1 school in California that had asked their Psychology Dept. to help them win more games. One of the things that the professors pointed out is that players that have a big hit are much more likely to get another hit their next at bat. Likewise, a pitcher that is dealing for 4 innings is in the “zone” and will likely shove for the 5th inning as well. As compared to a so-so 4 innings where he’d be less likely to do well in the 5th. Success often breeds more success. Jordan Peterson talks about this same principal in his book: 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos. He observes Lobsters in the ocean and shows us that the ones that succeed early often succeed forever. So the question then becomes, how do we succeed so that we continue to succeed in a game of failure like baseball?