San Diego, CA- Congratulations to Trevor Hoffman for becoming the all times saves leader in Baseball and an inspiration.
Check out the article by Jill Liebler Steeg in USA Today,
I live in San Diego, CA and as a Padres fan you love guys like Trevor Hoffman and Tony Gwynn. If you’ve listened to the show or read the blog you know that my constant themes is Traits of the Successful, Who do you need to be in order to accomplish what you want to do?
I always liked this guy Trevor Hoffman but now I understand why, Steeg writes,”traits: a blue collar work ethic, a strong sense of team. an undying will to win an uncanny ability to stay in the moment and oh, yes humility.”
1. He masters the moment and does not live in the past or the future. He focuses on each pitch moment by moment.
2. When he became the all times save leader. His focus was to make sure that no-one was left out in the celebration. All the people that wanted to share the moment with him he made sure it happened.
3. While breaking the record, and could be considered, the best. Trevor admits that he believes Mariano Rivera is the best. Wow!!!
4. His Dad was a Singer, and ended up being an usher at the Anaheim Stadium. Trevor got to go to a ton of Angels games and learned the working ethic, talent, humility, presence from his father.
“I never felt so good and had so little.” – Ed Hoffman (Father of Trevor Hoffman, All time saves leader)
5. Team Player by focusing on his job to CLOSE AND WIN A GAME.
I don’t know about you but a definitely vacillate between being weighed down by the number of tasks, unfinished projects, commitments, failures, relationships and actually focusing on what needs to be accomplished right now.
And finally accepting what I can do, what I can accomplish right now. In that moment, a sobering humility washes over me. But you know the only thing that makes me feel better is actually accomplishing a step, a show, blog entry, pitch-by-pitch.
Get something done today, and be the best…