After tough losses, the team had to screw their heads on straight and work even harder than the previous week. The practices became more focused, longer, and more productive. After great wins the team celebrated but then got back to practice as there was more work to do. There was always something to learn and practice in order to become better. I learned a lot of this just by being there and watching the practices and
I worked hard during practice and out of practice to become better and, eventually, I became more aggressive than them. My eighth-grade year, I tried out for the school’s co-ed soccer team and was confident that I would make the team. During the three hard days of try-outs, I pushed myself to improve each day and received several compliments from the coaches. On the last day, the head coach pulled me aside to tell me
Interscholastic athletic participation has influenced my character in ways I never fathomed. As an athlete, failure is inevitable. Even the greatest athletes have failed at some point. As a hurdler, I have countless scars from stumbling over hurdles. Through this failure, however, athletics has taught me how to get up, move on, and learn from my mistakes.
I failed to be a starter, and that was clear to me. It was everything I worked for, all the work felt like it was for nothing. Instead of giving up, I decided to use this to fuel me into becoming an even better player. It helped me with being better with my attitude, work ethic, habits, and self-motivation. I couldn’t let this make me sad, I had to stay mentally tough, keep a positive attitude, if I wanted to succeed.
For my brother I'm sure it was the same, he has grown as well. My emotions were bad at the time, but as I got older the more understanding it was. Change is something most people have to go through, but I needed it. Making new friends was the hardest part about the move. Being social is not my calling but this should be easy for others.
I have been swimming, competitively, since I was 6 or 7 years old. I always put a lot of effort into the sport. It took a long time to get as good as I am today. I always go to practice every day, even if I have a lot of homework to do. I put an effort in every set that we do in practice.
Andrew Lake is a track and cross country runner for Canton high school. He has ran competitively since seventh grade. it wasn’t until freshman year when he became more invested in the sport and soon after dedicating more time during sophomore year he became a varsity runner and continues to run to this day. Training to be a successful runner can be very rigorous. According to Lake “Training is really hard.
Although this may be my second time participating in the Stollery’s Chronic Pain 101 course I still found myself taking away new information and techniques regarding my chronic pain issues and how to deal with it through my everyday life. I may have struggled to do some and others I found easy and effective but some of which that I learned and found most useful for myself where techniques such as pacing, goal setting and relaxation. Pacing and goal setting I found went hand-in-hand with each other for myself because as I paced myself in activities I set goals determining where I’d like to be at and encouraging myself to meet them. Pacing had always been something I had struggled to do as when I had good days I’d push myself to do more and in repercussion set off pain flairs. This would only serve to be a cycle of pain and relief from each time I pushed myself harder than my body could take.
Every day I feel like I should just give up because I will never be able to beat my disorder. Often times, I feel my strength diminishing. But in spite of all the doubt, and the fear, I fight against my disorder. I fight so I can achieve in school and in life. When I walk across the stage to receive my diploma, I will know that all the fighting to go above and beyond, despite my disorder making it difficult, will have been worth.
I believe that each weaknesses becomes strength. Every human beings have weaknesses, an enemy trying to bring you down in everyday living in the world. An enemy that cant be seen in the eyes but in the midst of mind. In an mock interview I ask what was your greatest weakness in your life and how did you overcome it, I stop for a second and I return back all the memories. Without any hesitation I quickly answered, “My greatest weaknesses was insecurity, I have been fighting every single day of my life to the point that I cannot fight it anymore, but I realized that I’m not the only one who suffered this kind of disorder.
Jackie faced many obstacles in her life but she overcame them, every setback in her life made her go harder than before. As young athletes we all want to make it big, but we dont want to put in the work it takes to reach the top we tend to give up when things get difficult instead of pushing ourselves to work harder. Jackie’s life made me look at things differently, her life made me realize that working hard is the only way to make it to the top. The lesson I learned from Kersee’s life is success comes with trials and tribulations its just up to you to overcome
I realized that hard practice and confidence would have improved my athletic abilities. I failed to see myself as an individual that could continue with a task - despite the difficulties. But I learned to thrive from my weaknesses. Not only did quitting sports allow for me to focus on my passions, but it taught me to not let obstacles and frustration hinder those passions. Doing what makes me happy is my ultimate goal, even if that means not playing sports - just like everyone