Throughout my life as an athlete and a scholar I have learned many things from both soccer and school, many of which can be applied to many other aspects of my life. As an athlete I have learned learned dedication, resilience and how to be more competitive overall. Whenever put in a situation when I would have to compete with someone of equal or greater abilities I would typically succeed in my goal based just on my mentality alone. Due to my competing nature I have gained the ability to never give up. When things start getting rough I come out with the same energy and intensity as I did when it first started if not greater. In other words, I never even consider quitting whenever a task is too difficult. I have faced many setbacks in my life that set me at a disadvantage, but I’m am able to overcome them and succeed in my goal. A quote who defines who I am is one said by famous MLS star Alphonso Davies during an documentary about him he states “you can’t have everything, keep your head down and keep fighting.”. One of my greatest strengths said to me by my peers and thought of by myself is my ability work hard under pressure. Whenever put under pressure I take only moment to think, find the best and most efficient solution and execute. I work my best when more is at stake, I don’t get scared or nervous I just do focus on winning. Lastly, I realize that everyone has their strength and weaknesses in both sports and in academics. When I see this I communicate with them and put them in the best situations so they can exploit their strength and hide their weaknesses. I have learned in my lifetime of playing soccer and going to school each day many crucial ideologies that define who I am today. Both have taught me how to compete, how to learn and grow, and most importantly how to show dedication and passion towards one underlying goal.