"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

Be different.  Don't Fear.

I believe in the love of God,

the power of people,

the ability to be happy,

the life that I live,

the affect of baseball to the life I live,

kindness, fairness, collaboration,

But relationships are overrated.

I believe in the power of nature,

I believe in the power of music,

I believe in the power of opinions,

life, love, pursuit of happiness,

And I believe that the only thing fair is a ball hit between first and third.

Don't Fear Anything

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. This is my personal credo because I believe that you can’t live life in fear. You can’t be scared of failure. Failure is just an obstacle in life. Don’t be scared to take risks because then you will never know that there are no limits on life. Live life to the fullest.

After I found this, I started living by it. When I was younger this was a literal meaning. My dad would tell me this. But as I got older and faced more trials it became less literal. Some people don’t understand why I live by this but only I know myself well enough to understand.

I think that this is important because if you never take a risk then your aren’t really living. Life isn’t given to you; you have to go out and live it. You can’t really live life to the fullest if you don’t take risks. I think that in my life I am always scared of “striking out” but when I get enough courage to do something I wish I would have done it sooner. Most of the time taking risks is not the easiest thing to do. There will always be those butterflies in your stomach but you have to ignore that.

I honestly think that I will always live by this. It means a lot to me because I always take risks. I used to be scared or nervous to do things. Now I just do it. I don’t think this will change. Living by this has made me a happier person. Since this made me happy I want to continue to be happy so I will keep living by this until it fails me.

I would like to challenge other people to live by this. You won’t get anywhere in life if you live in fear. Go out and take risks. If there was no such thing as failure then what would be the point of living. Don’t be afraid to fail.

By Tucker Hamrick

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