The ’27 Yankees, widely regarded as the very best team in the history of Major League Baseball, produced a record of 110 wins and just 44 losses.
They were never under .500 in terms of winning percentage (at their peak, 66 games over.) They shut out their opponents 11 times (no runs scored) and were only shut out once.
On July 4th, in the second game of a double-header, they threw up 21 runs on The Washington Senators, with Mr. Firpo Marberry on the receiving end of 10 of them.
Firpo Marberry—now that is a great fucking name!
With such dominance, surprisingly the team’s best winning streak was only 9 games.
Their worst losing streak was a mere 4 games.
They only had a slightly above average record of 24 wins and 19 losses in 1-run games, which is often considered more of a factor of luck. Imagine if you take out the 1-run games. Their season is even more unbelievable.
Looking back, that must of been an amazing campaign to be a part of for not only the team and organization, but also the city and the fans.
What they did have more than any other quality was consistency.
They simply showed up every single day expecting to win, and often did.
They also knew how to get the ship righted, when they were off track.
Life happens, we all get off track with our training, our diet, our focus.
Even the best year, the championship season, the greatest prep, the “perfect” application, “perfect” programming can quickly become derailed either by amiss action, cause, or random circumstance.
What is important is to “show up” and give your best each day.
Not everyday is going to be perfect.
You may have not had the best sleep, you may have not had the best nutrition, maybe you feel a bit rundown, but if you deliver your very best each day, the momentum will catch fire and you will get on a roll.
In the game of health, longevity, vitality and aesthetics, consistency is crucial.
Conceive of what you want to achieve, commit, plot your journey, do your very best each day, and you will accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible.