Paul Goldschmidt always made baseball number one in his life. He knew that making it as 1 of only 750 Major League Baseball players was a risky endeavor. But he determined to give everything he had to winning a slot in the big leagues. And when he won it, he knew keeping it meant an absurd level of dedication to his craft. Faith, family, and life off the field, all needed to take a backseat to his goal.
Then, he asked his hitting coach, Turner Ward, “How can I be better.” The answer he got back surprised him. Playing better ball, he was told, meant putting something else at the top of his life.