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5 Babe Ruth quotes that apply to your dating life


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Baseball terminology is often used to describe dating, so here are a few quotes from the Sultan of Swat:

1. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up”

It’s a statistical certainty that you’ll achieve your goals as long as you keep moving toward them with the right guidance and instruction.

2. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games”

Too many guys rest on their laurels before they ever actually achieve any lasting success in their dating lives. Experiencing a little bit of success doesn’t necessarily translate into reaching your long term goals.

3. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way”

If you get rejected, your life stays the same; if you approach a girl and it goes well, it could be the start of something. So, when you think about it, there’s no need to fear a negative result because it doesn’t actually leave you any worse off than you were before you tried.

4. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run”

Instead of getting discouraged, realize that failure always accompanies success. Cy Young won the most games out of any starting pitcher in baseball history, but he also lost the most games. Joe Torre set the record for most major league baseball games appeared in as a player and/or manager without ever making it to the World Series, then he won four of them in five years. Ironically enough, if you’re failing more than your peers, you’re putting yourself in a position to achieve greater successes than they do.

5. If I’d just tried for them dinky singles, I could’ve batted around .600″

For some reason, guys love talking about how many phone numbers they get. But phone numbers are like singles; you have to get a lot of them before they make a difference. By swinging for the fences, Babe Ruth ended up with a lifetime .342 batting average, which pales in comparison to .600, but the hits he got were more significant.

About Luke Harold

Luke Harold is a journalist who has written for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register.

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