Regreting In Baseball

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Regretting is being disappointed over a missed opportunity. Lewis Carroll stated, “In the end of our life, we regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were too afraid too have and the decisions we waited too long to make.” The missed opportunity that I regret in my life is not going to the invitational for USA Baseball. This opportunity could’ve been my big break in baseball while as a player in high school. I never put in the hard work and I learned my lesson because I wasn’t ready to try out because I felt that I wasn’t good enough. I live by Lewis Carroll’s quote because at the end of my life I don’t want to regret anything. I want to die happy not regretful. I want to die without a missed opportunity. One thing in my life…show more content…
This invite is a once in a career opportunity and I didn’t because I knew I didn’t work hard enough and I felt that I wasn’t good and I didn’t want to fail. To play for your country and to wear those 3 letters on your chest is an honor and a privilege and I was the one person that passed up that offer and I regret it so much. USA baseball is the best accomplishment and accolade you can have as a baseball player. Baseball is a game of opportunity and a game of failure and I chose to fail. I underestimated myself and talent but I knew that I can only last on talent for so long because I didn’t work and grind hard enough. This is where Derek Jeter’s quote came into my life and I started believing in it. Jeter stated, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This quote now has taken over my life because for the past year I have worked so hard to get to the point where I am…show more content…
In the end, my decisions will have all worked out because I am more developed and grown and matured as a person. Even though, I regretted not taking opportunity for the first invitational, I luckily get my a second chance to redeem myself and to show that I deserve to play for my country and that I deserve to wear “USA” on my chest. If I do get the second invite my hard work will have payed off, but I won’t be done yet because there will be still a lot more to come. The second invite will be an honor because I will have to the privilege to compete for a chance to play and fight for my beloved country. After all, I will have no regrets anymore and I will get that second chance I have been begging for, for two
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