Narrative Essay On Winners Never Win

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Winners never quit; quitters never win. This has been my motto ever since I read the book Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm. I muttered it to myself as I stepped out onto the track. The season had been frustrating. I had contemplated quitting, but I kept repeating my motto plus I loved the sport. My event was high jump, and I excelled at it too. My goal for the season had been to break the school record. I was not making significant progress, but it was the last meet, and I knew I had the strength do it.
We were competing against Center Grove. They were a top-notch team and we did not expect to win. I remember having mixed feelings about that night. I was excited to compete, but at the same time I did not want the season to be over. I was nervous; so nervous. Through
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You’re doing crazy good, but don’t tire yourself out too much.”
“I’m fine. I can do this,” I reassured him.
“Okay. 5 foot?”
“Yes,” I said with fake confidence. Inside I was trying to keep my composure. Can I do this? What if I injure myself? I’m going to disappoint everyone, I screamed to myself. I knocked down the bar on all three attempts, but I was content with my performance. I had improved my personal record by three inches, and that was enough for me. I was so proud of myself.
Breaking the school record taught me that I can do anything, High jump has taught me patience and hard work. Now, I have more faith in my abilities because I succeeded. I know now that not everything is easy, but that does not mean it is impossible. Although I am still hard on myself, both for grades and high jump, I learned that it is alright to fail as long as I try hard. Learning this has helped me in both sports and academics. It has taught me self-discipline, and that I have to give effort to get a result. Reaching my goal has taught me perseverance. High jump has helped me grow and learn, and I will carry these lessons with me for the rest of my

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