This is not to say it’s easy to advance in this game, but the confidence you need to get there comes from believing you can and taking the steps to attain it.
Just go and talk to him.
This is what I had to tell myself a few times in the dugout of a big league spring training game this past year in March. I was nervous like I was asking my first date to prom. I was nervous about approaching a 10-year big leaguer and introducing myself because we used to hit at the same facility. I was nervous because this big leaguer was Dustin Ackley, the same Dustin Ackley I have watched and admired for years. It ended up great--we had a long conversation that day that ventured everywhere from where we grew up to talks of hitting mechanics and approach.