Personal Experience: My Past As A Soccer Player

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In all of our lives a situation arrives where we are forced to consider everything we have ever learnt or been taught about a particular subject. My time came when I was called upon to take the game winning shot which would send my team to the championship round. When situations like these occur, more often than not, they are truly a test of personal philosophy. Coming into this game my philosophy was to first project positively into my team’s future by understanding firstly my past as a player, additionally, understanding that there is a present moment and I cannot neglect it and lastly, focusing on the present or past without giving thought to the future will lead my team and I down an uncertain path. By focusing on all aspects of life,…show more content…
Our past is a unique collection of events which have occurred before the present moment, my past, before this moment on the soccer field was sadly, missing this exact shot time and time again. After countless failed attempts at this same shot, I saw a pattern and sought to correct my misfortunes. Although it took hours upon hours to fully master the craft of taking a penalty kick, I was eventually able to convert the shot into a goal 98% of the time. By having this understanding of what had happened to me in the past, and positively projecting this understanding into the future by practice, I was able to improve as a player, and as a person as I was beginning to see a connection between the game of football and how I lived my…show more content…
Nothing is known about the past aside from the fact that it has not happened, yet we spend our whole lives preparing for it. It is important that we prepare for our future as it will one day become both the present and past, serving as a test as to how we lived both our past and present. Initially, we prepare for the future by analyzing our past, extracting its flaws and creating solutions to correct them. Then, we transfer what we have learnt in our past into our present which allows for a smooth transition into our future as one is able to visualize and execute what it is they would like to see happen. I extracted my flaws, created a solution, transferred my newly gained understanding into my present which in turn, positively affected my
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