My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong.
Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
IQ in general has improved since tests first began. Psychologists think that this is because modern life becomes ever more complicated.
There's always room for improvement. That's my mindset.
Obviously you've got God-given talent to do things that a lot of people can't do but I actually put the body of work in to get stronger, get faster, trying to work on my technique, trying to do little things that people usually don't do, just trying to improve my game.
To a certain extent, I enjoy failure. It's part of the game. There's always room to grow; there's room to improve.
Defensively, hitting-wise, running the bases. There's always room to improve. That motivates me to get a little better every day.
That mindset never changes. It should never change. If you've been in the league for 14 years or been in the league not even a day, you should have that mindset that you're going to go out there and prove yourself and earn a spot.
I just sing what I feel in my heart. I ain't trying to prove nothing, and I don't think I ever did.
All I want to do is improve as a player.