I had plenty of time to think about my runs considering that Rock Springs is 15 long hours away. Once we got there is when all the nerves started to get me. I found out when I drew up and it just happened to be Sunday night and Saturday morning which meant I had almost a full week to see my competition go. It also meant I only had two days to mentally prepare myself. On Saturday morning I got up early and worked Fancy one last time before the round that night.
But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up. As a team we have six days straight of softball a week and someday it will be practice which are at least three hours. Also the days we do not have practice we have two games a day. As players we are always very tired from the long days and many of us think that if we had less time at softball, we would work harder while we were there. Although, I do understand the coaches logic for having us play that much because the more practice we get the better we will be when it comes game time.
To give one-hundred percent in a game and in the classroom, that winners never quit, and quitters never win. Whether I win or lose, as long as I gave it my all, then that’s all that matters. So who am I? I am a believer, that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything in life, as long as you put God first, and give it your
I felt like I could conquer anything and would never listen to what others would tell me. Likewise, I took the compliments and support that I got from my parents as a reward since I could look up to them and know that they too saw success in me and were proud of what I was achieving for myself and my
I did great on that game, sadly I couldn’t get a goal for myself, but my teammates and coach kind words made me happy. I have gained my confidence back. The lesson affected me in a good way. I learned not to give up no matter how tough it is. Nothing is impossible when you put in hard work.
He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy. That's when I realized that no matter how much you hope for or talk about achieving something, you will never get close to your goals unless you devote one-hundred percent of your time and energy to achieving those goals. After getting cut I learned to always stay determined. I stopped wishing for my goals and instead I bettered myself to acquire them. Ever since that experience I have always managed to master even the toughest
In my life, I would be certain to say that I was two distinct people; a child before Temple University, and an individual afterwards. In the years since my graduation, I enjoy reminiscing on those long past days. I was lazy, meek, I had no motivation to do anything and lacked the skills as well. Truly I was going nowhere, until I received a letter in the mail for an application I had completely forgotten about. I was accepted into University, an implausible thought to my young self.I was ecstatic, unable to process what had happened to me.
This game increased my confidence since I knew what my capability was. Even though I lacked some essentials, it was clear greatness was achievable for everyone. My disposition was to go out and achieve it. This game showed myself, and many people watching how versatile of an athlete I was. Being able to move the way I did opened many doors for me and as I continue to keep this memory as motivation, it will create plenty opportunities for me later in life.
I won’t always be rewarded or even recognized for my hard work. Sometimes life calls me to sacrifice personal wants for a higher calling. As I watched the B Team receive the first place trophy, I knew in my heart that I was an integral part of the team’s success. I had surpassed my own expectations and helped bring out the best in others. And that’s reward
He did indeed earn the treasure, but out of the goodness of his heart, Bilbo heroically gave up all of it and shared with the people in need (44). Not only was Bilbo generous, but also he was always determined to right. Bilbo always was sure to think through every decision he made to make sure he was doing the best for others and himself. He took into consideration the well being of others and not just what they thought about him (47). Bilbo showed his kindness not only by putting others first, but also through his loyalty.