When – Then
Take a look at the following questions and see which one gets your attention a bit quicker.
- If a fire should ever occur in your house then what are you going to do?
- When the fire starts tomorrow in your house then what are you going to do?
I bet it’s the second one. Why? Because it is a “when-then” scenario as opposed to an “if-then” scenario. A “when-then” scenario is going to occur. An “if-then” implies that the event may never happen at all.
When you go over situations in baseball, do you coach them with “if-then” statements or do you use “when-then” statements?
Which one do you think your players are going to take more seriously?
Tomorrow’s Post: Developing a hitting rhythm