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Success doesn’t require sacrificing your integrity

by Stacie ~ July 25th, 2016. Filed under: To: Softball Players.

softball success tipsNot all college coaches support, or require, the “win at all costs” mentality that makes you cross lines of integrity and honor.

If you reach a point where you feel the need to sacrifice your own values and integrity for “what college coaches want,” take a step back and really think through the decision(s) you’re making.

There are OTHER ways to get to college and continue playing this game! Ways that don’t require that betraying who you are or what you believe in.

There’s nothing worth achieving that can’t be done with your integrity in tact. Could it be “easier” if you did compromise your values? Maybe.

But it all goes back to what’s most important to you. It’s said that how you do one thing is how you do everything. So if you’re willing to sacrifice what you believe for something as “insignificant” as a game, what does that mean for the rest of your life? When the stakes are higher? When your decisions affect more than the outcome of a game?

What kind of human being do you want to be? Get clear on that and BE that person now 🙂

You CAN be successful AND be a great person at the same time. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.

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Stacie Mahoe shares lessons learned from decades around the diamond. Enjoy her unique insights on softball and life from years as a player, coach, parent, and fan of the game.

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