I met a 6’11 person. He proposed to be my coach and be willing to teach me about the game. I asked for his name and he said, “just call me coach Jack”. He wanted to teach me about basketball’s earnestness, and determination. He was so eager to teach me about the game because of his son that passed away this winter.
I'm never going to quit living life this hard, you know? I'm never going to surrender to anybody. Never, ever, ever."(190). Throughout this book Arnold had been pushed around his whole life, but basketball has given him the opportunity to not be pushed around anymore, and taught him things about himself that he may not have known
My basketball experience has also taught me to enjoy intense preparation and working with a team toward a common goal, even when there is little personal reward or recognition to be found. I have also learned to remain persistent amid disappointments. I hope to apply these lessons in a career as a litigator in a corporate law firm. The intense preparation required for trial, the need to work as a team toward a common goal, and the ability to perform all of these tasks without seeking personal glory are all lessons that I have learned on the basketball court over the past three seasons. These are lessons that I want to apply to my life and to my eventual career in
As I was dribbling down the court the shot clock began to Go down all I heard was 5...4...3...2...1 then the crowd went crazy because I made the shot. From that day on everyone began to call me clutch. I love the sport of basketball because I’ve been playing it since I was about 3 years old. Every since then it’s always been my favorite sport. ’ The responsibilities of a professional basketball player are that they must play their hardest on the court in games, and at practice work harder than their teammates at all times, and best for representing their team in public .
B.F. Skinner, America’s Most Influential Behavioral Scientist To begin with, it is important to mention that this paper focuses on B.F. Skinner and his famous theory on behavior analysis. B.F. (Burrhus Frederic) Skinner was born on March 20th, 1904 in Pennsylvania, in a small town called Susquehanna (Bjork, 1993). Evidently, his parents were Grace and William Skinner. His father was a lawyer. His mother was a typist, however after marriage, she became a housewife and stay at home mother of B.F. and Edward who was two and a half years younger.
My parents are both very interesting people, as my mother was working as a university lecturer and my father worked as an economist helping in the insurance business. Since I was young, everyone who knew me always imprisoned me in the label of genius. I rightfully deserved it as I can remember understanding the two languages when I was just around two months old. Even though I grasped the knowledge of linguistics, I did not bother
Playing any kind of sports was hard at the beginning. First it was basketball. Basketball has shaped my personal and intellectual life in many ways. Ball is a common language that connects me to others who share my enthusiasm for creating it. I began learning to play basketball at my high school sport events.
Throughout my life, I have learned to be independent, diligent and passionate. I was born in Taiwan on October 2nd, 1999. I moved to New Hampshire with my parents shortly after I turned three years old; although, I have little recollections of living there. A year later, I moved back to Taiwan with my mother while my father stayed in New Hampshire to work so he could provide for the family. My mother has always stressed the importance of dedication and hard work.
They were all good people and I’ve learned many things from them. After obtaining my bachelor 's degree in Accountancy in the year 2008, I began to work as an Accounting Clerk somewhere in Quezon City. In year 2009, I helped my best friend to enroll into a CPA review center in Sampaloc, Manila and I found out that he enrolled me also for free because he wants us to become a CPA at the same time. So because of my best friend I took the review while working. Then, something happened, a week before the CPA board exam, my Grandmother who stands as my guardian died.
When I was a little boy, I really wanted to become a basketball player but many people didn’t trust on my ability. They make laugh and fun with me whenever I’m holding the ball. But I didn’t give-up instead, I use it as a reason for me to grow and improved my talent which is very helpful to my happiness as an individual person. Look what I have done right now. I become more firm in this kind of sports.