Trevor sat at the bottom of the school bleachers with most of his class. He watched a boy narrowly miss a safe home run.
"What a loser," Trevor said aloud as the boy headed to the end of the bleachers. "Even I could run faster than that."
Pete, the boy who was sitting in front of Trevor, went up to bat.
The pitcher threw a strike. On the second pitch, Pete hit a foul ball.
"He's messing it up for the whole team," Trevor said to the girl behind him.
Once again, the pitcher threw the ball. This time, Pete hit it to the back of the room, where no one caught it. He ran past first base and made it to second.
A boy threw it to the girl on second base, but it fell out of her hands.
Pete sprinted for third base.
The ball went over the boy's head and was caught by the boy on that base.
Turning around, Pete ran back to second. Just as he got there, the ball was caught by the girl on that base.
"This team has the stupidest players," Trevor commented with frustration. "I'll make this team win."
The boy hurried to the bat and picked it up. He then pointed it at the kids on the bleachers and said, "I'll show ya'll how to hit a home run!"
The first ball was pitched.
Trevor swung as hard as he could, but missed.
Again, the pitcher threw the ball.
The batter aimed too low and received another strike.
Once more, the ball was thrown.
And again, Trevor missed hitting the ball.
"Out! Three outs!" the teacher exclaimed.
An embarrassed Trevor just headed for second base to guard it. He heard some taunts and laughs from his teammates as both teams switched sides.
The moral of the story is, you can tell all about how much talent you have or how much better than other people you are, but your results are what get people to believe you.