The positivity that Butler finds not only comes from his teammates and coaches, but from within himself.
“Some days you have to personally tell yourself ‘I’m going to be okay,’” Butler said.
Butler does not just talk about the importance of a positive attitude; he lives it. As a pitcher for the Black Bears and for the Bravehearts, Butler wrote two messages on his hat that he tells himself every time he takes the field: “prove people wrong” and “be your best self.”
“There’s always going to be people that tell you ‘you can’t do something’ or ‘you’re never going to make it.’ Believe in yourself. Whatever you do, believe you can do it, because if you don’t believe you can do it, you’re not going to be able to do it,” Butler said.
Butler carries these philosophies into other parts of his life. Butler emphasizes: “Stay positive, have fun, and work hard. You get what you work for.”