Productivity is not the same as high-volume, high-frequency output. For a batter to succeed in 1 out of 4 at bats is considered good. That means that even the best, most productive and successful batters will be unsuccessful 3 times as often as they are successful.
5 Things About Productivity and Success that I Learned from Watching Baseball
Mike Sturm

I love this — and I think it’s important to add that players are remembered and pundits talk about these averages. However, successful players also know when a fly out to right field will do more for the team than swinging for the fence. Kind of speaks to number 3 as well.

Great read overall with salient points. I played competitive baseball for years and it’s surprised me how much lessons from time there apply in professional life.

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