One way I show selflessness, is when I’m not having the best game and the coach pulls me, I don’t throw a fit and get mad at the coach. Some player get in their head once they get pulled and get angry with their coach and that’s not going to make the situation better. Pulling a player that is performing isn’t a punishment, it’s just a way for the player to settle down and get their head right again. I understand that it’s the best decision for my team if I get pulled because I’m not doing good. Being selfless is pushing yourself to be better for your team and coaches, its being the best teammate and supporter.
The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life.
When I was 6 years old, I found my passion for a sport that gave me great opportunities including my ability to work hard, make memories, and create long-lasting friendships. Of course i chose the very rough sport of hockey. Over the past years, a couple of bumps and bruises never hurt me, they made me even stronger. As soon as I started hockey, I knew I would learn a lot along the way. I made marvelous memories that taught me that working as a team can create great opportunities.
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
Since my injury, I have been able to realize more about myself than I had ever imagined. While it was awfully tough watching my former teammates succeed without me, I will always be thankful for having the opportunity to find new passions and interests that have helped me substantially grow into the person I am today. What I gained most from my entire experience was learning new ideas and perspectives about the world and myself. Since sports are not as huge of a priority in my life anymore, I have had time to involve myself in my academics and various clubs. I would consider myself a very passionate person about the environment, equality, and peace.
Nothing is impossible when you put in hard work. My life has changed, I won’t stop trying until i reach to my goals. I have been through the good and bad times, sometimes i get tired and wanted to give up but my coach’s words inspired me to do better. Without him, I would already gave up and never get to experienced this
The cowboy ethics written by James P Owen give people an opportunity for a checklist to make a change in their lives. Living each day with courage, in my opinion, is the definition of strength. Courage is something that is within all of us and we cannot do anything to get rid of it. Recently, it has been tough to live with courage because we as humans are pushed to the brink of conformity every day. It takes strength to avoid conformity, or being like everyone else, in order to be the best person you can possibly be.
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.