If you ever played with dominos, you know that all of the pieces need to be lined up correctly for the chain reaction to occur causing every piece to fall by simply pushing over the first one in line. Failing to think properly or not having the right mental approach before each at-bat is similar to lining up a group of dominos with the first one out of line. These hitters might as well sit back down and let someone else hit for them.
With baseball hitting, success in the end is only possible with the right beginning. That beginning starts long before you step into the batter’s box.
Successful baseball hitters are extremely confident in their abilities. Many actually believe that they can get a hit every time they step to the plate. This attitude does not change, whether the hitter goes 0 for 5 or 4 for 5. Successful hitters do not change their demeanors, and their level of confidence always remains high, even after numerous failures.
The key is, if you truly believe in your abilities, you will win more battles at the plate than you think. It’s amazing how much control the mind has over the body.