Personal Narrative: My Failure As A Sports Player

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Henry Ford once said, “Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” For me, Ford is saying that you can take any failure, learn from it, and use what you learned to better one's self for the future. Another thing Ford’s quote is saying is that everyone experiences failure in their life, but it’s how they react to that failure that is going to further them in the future. During my life I have experienced many little failures, but there has only been one that has taught me exactly what Ford was trying to get across.
Ever since I was in the 5th grade I had been intrigued by field hockey. All I ever wanted to do was be out on the field and become the best player I could be. Once high school started, I was scared that all of my hard work wasn’t going to be enough, so it made me work even harder. My goal was to become a starting varsity
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The years of practice and determination came down to this moment. August 17th, 2014. First day of pre-season and the nerves were on high. I tried to be the best in every drill we had. Always perfect each movement like I was in a game. The first two weeks went by and our coach had finally made her decision about positions. As we were driving down the highway back from a scrimmage in Wells, I heard my name called from the front of the bus. My hands started to sweat, my knees shook like they could start and earthquake, and my heart was beating so fast it could jump out of my chest. Anxiously waiting to hear those five words that I’ve strived for. To say the least, I was nervous. When she finally said, “You have made starting varsity”, so many emotions ran through my mind. I was excited that I finally get to play on the varsity team. Scared that I might mess up in games. Nervous for the future that was before me. But overall I was proud. I was proud of myself for reaching my goal. Everything had come down to this one moment and it had finally paid
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