Throughout my life, I have found that I am always wishing I could’ve started things earlier and make up any lost time that has gone by because I did not go for it and just get in there and participate. I keep that into perspective as I focus my attention on where I am now and where I want to be in the future, I now know that to continuously improve I must first participate, improve by talking with my coaches, seeking further knowledge, extra training, additional time on the mat, field, and in the weight room. That same mentality carries through to my academic and personal life; talking to teachers as much as possible, asking for help to gain further knowledge no matter who they are and then sharing the knowledge I gain in mentoring others to improve.
Over the past three years of high school, I have experienced a growth in personal confidence that I contribute to my participation in sports. I’m now the kid who can put himself out there with no fear of looking goofy, asking questions, or giving the wrong answer. I can talk freely and present myself to the best of my ability every time.
Sports have made me realize that no matter what task is at hand, it must be done to the best of my ability. I don’t care about payment or a reward in the short term; the long term reward for doing the right thing is much greater; the knowledge is much greater. From learning the proper way to do a take down in wrestling, to raking leaves for a fundraiser, or participating in a service learning project. Throughout each aspect of my life, I am always seeking to bring my best self forward and searching for ways to do more. I know that with any opportunity I am given, no matter what challenges are at hand as long as I focus to come every day with the attitude to work hard to the best of my ability with dedication I can achieve success.