The difference between .250 and .300

As Crash Davis points out that the difference is minor. But when you add it up each week, it is an extra hit. That one extra hit is the difference between a career and a flash in the pan.

While I don’t agree with Crash’s assessment of talent, I do believe there is something to be said about working in the margins. Getting up at 5:30 in the morning to go on a run one day doesn’t really do much. Do that three times per week for three years, and you will be a proficient marathon runner.

The margins add up over a long period of time, not in the short run.

Tip: This is why you don’t always start a graph at 0. When compared to zero, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. But when you zoom in on the data points, it tells a different story.