Every batter that steps up to the bat in baseball, wants to hit a homerun. In reality, that doesn’t happen. The goal in baseball is runs across the plate, so although batters want to hit homeruns, a batter recognizes the importance of all aspects of baseball. He knows that base hits, doubles, or a triple can help accomplish the goal of the most runs across home plate. Even an out is important. Can you imagine a game where no one makes an out and every batter hits a home run?
The other important aspect of baseball is that it is a team sport, not an individual sport. While the batter is important, he needs the support of all team players. Each team player has a skill of his own. There are pitchers, catchers, basemen, and even fielders. Each person has his job to do in the game and their ultimate goal is to win the game.
Baseball reminds me of song writing. Every song writer wants to write that hit that goes to the top of the charts, but that doesn’t always happen. That doesn’t mean that each song isn’t important. Lyrics or music that may not go together could be used with different lyrics or music, creating a new song. Each song may not be a hit, but it can stillbe important and meaningful.
Just like baseball is made up of a team, sometimes a song writer needs a team or maybe just another person to encourage the creation of a song. A writer may need someone to listen to lyrics or just be a sounding board for ideas. That other person may have a different skill that will bring out another aspect of the writer’s song. A writer should not give up on a song; just reach out to that team or individual for input or just encouragement.