She made me want to play basketball and work for it. I didn’t start seeing basketball as a passion until high school started and it became a fight to be the top team and earn the gold metals. To get the out come I hope for I work hard for basketball because it’s always been there for me when I needed something to help but had no one to go to who could help me. When I needed to be alone to figure some things
Even though I was shy growing up, baseball has developed me into a mature leader, an exciting and determined young man. It has taught me to go after my goals in life. It is like catching a fly ball that you have to dive for and get scraps and cuts, it is a difficult catch but you know you can do it. Anything in life worth having doesn't come easy, but being determined can be very rewarding. Knowing this has strengthened my academics, my attitude, and my passion for others.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
Baseball gives me confidence and reminds me of where some of my talents lie. Baseball has always been a talent I can fall back on when I begin to feel bad about myself. Though baseball can not always solve my problems, hitting in a batting cage or playing catch with a teammate is nearly a surefire way to get me into a more positive state of mind. At the beginning of fall, I made a profile on a baseball recruiting website that is used by a majority of college programs, and every now and then I will receive a notice that college coaches are looking at my profile and are potentially trying to recruit me to play baseball at their school. For me, college baseball is a huge goal, and finding that I may get that opportunity causes me to further believe in myself.
Baseball and sports in general give the people who play it a niche in life. Right now baseball is my niche and that I need to keep playing at all cost. It won’t come until baseball has opened up new doors of opportunity then I will leave the ball player lifestyle. It has given me and many more a reason to strive for greatness and succeed. I don’t think I have the grades I do now if baseball wasn’t here.
Throughout my high school career athletics have had a major impact on my experiences and have shaped me into the person I am today. High school sports have taught me some of the most important and valuable lessons in life. Sports have illustrated life in many ways by not only subjecting me to success and victory, but also by putting me through adversity and defeat. Some of the most valuable lessons athletics have brought to me can be summed up in one quote by the legendary Vince Lombardi. Lombardi said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” I believe that some of the greatest things that I have learned through sports have been imparted upon me after I experienced some sort of adversity, great or small.
My father had always motivated me to become better in sports and school, he also prepared me for college by training me. At the end of my softball team’s season, the coach of a travel team noticed my pitching skills and wanted me to join their team for a weekend tournament
I can say I have found myself and am very matured for my age. I see life differently and plan goals to define my own success, in a realistic manner I take charge of your own life and know what I want and what I have to do to get what I want. My experiences have made me a stronger person, I push myself to work harder and never give up. I have failed many times and through that, I have learned to deal with failure. I have learned that everything happens for a reason and it is a learning experience.
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.
So to me, the answer to why I would want to become a doctor is very clear--if one person could impact my life in such a positive way, possibly changing the course of my entire life, than I could only imagine how many potential children like myself who just want to live normal, healthy lives will feel if I were the one to provide them with such change. As a doctor, I would be able to change countless people’s lives for the better in a way that only a doctor is