Narrative Essay On Power Throw

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It 's easy for me to work hard if the if the work is easy to do. All throughout my high school sports career I have set myself up to fail. In track, football, and wrestling. For track, I would always focus on my strength and think that that would be the key factor determining how far I could throw. So I would always try to find time to get into the weight room and build up my strength. In practice, my coach would always try to help me with my form but I never listened to him because it wouldn’t work for me. If I don’t get results right away why should I keep doing it? I figured that as long as my form was decent then I would just keep increasing my strength to increase the distance that the shot would go. My method always seemed to work for …show more content…
I would watch them in practice to see what they were doing. When it came to throwing out of the power position I could beat them no problem but when it came to the actual glide they had me by a long shot. I was puzzled and quite a bit frustrated. I could only add a couple more feet to the distance of my power throw with my glide whereas other people were adding 5-7 more feet. It was then that I realized it was my form that was setting me back from being great. I was too lazy to ever work on it and now it has come back to bite me. In football, I would show up to lifting and plyos as much as I could. Except I would do the lifts that I wanted to and I wouldn’t do all the lifts that my coach had laid out for me. I still increased my maxes and was getting stronger but not at the fastest pace possible. If I got tired in plyos then I wouldn’t run as hard and push myself to continue to do my best. When it came to practices I found myself slacking off when I got tired. I would start to only give half my effort which obviously would affect my playing in the long run. Our football team had goals to accomplish throughout the entire season. For the most part, we were accomplishing them all and everything was going …show more content…
I want to be motivated to go above and beyond. When it comes down to crunch time I want to be the one on top that everyone else is trying to catch up to. See no one ever remembers the runner up or the honorable mention, no they remember the one who took it all, the one who is on top at the end, the one that beat you. I need to learn how to give my best at everything. I don’t wanna be a kinda anymore. When I kinda put in the work to achieve something then I’m only gonna kinda get the results I want. And when I only kinda get the results I want then I 'm only gonna be kinda satisfied. I cannot live being kinda satisfied, I want to know that what I did had a meaning. In order to be the best, I have to train like the best. If I really want something then I am going to have to put all my focus on it, I’m gonna have to want it with everything I have. No one can put in the work for me, there will be people there to help me up when I fall but they cannot finish the race for me. It is up to me and me alone to choose what I want and to go out and get it. If I want to climb the mountain in order to reach the peak then there will be bumps and obstacles along the way. The mountain will not be smooth, it’s gonna be rough. If it was so easy to do then everybody would be out here doing it. It’s easy to say all this but it means nothing unless I put my words into action. See you are what you

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