College Essay About Goals In Life

Everyone has a goal in life, and each goal can be met if the effort is put in to achieve these goals. Goals can either be physical accomplishments, mental, or even social. The only way a person can meet their goal is by deciding whether they want to put the effort in or not. To some, they might think their dreams will come to them easily, or they will just be given whatever they wish to receive, but I have learned that is not the case. Through basketball, school, and home, I have learned that effort is rewarding. Basketball is the game that I love. There is nothing I would rather be doing than either playing a pickup game with my friends or playing the fast-paced game under head coach Mark Collins. My love for the game developed when I first started playing in third grade, when I was eight years old. The day of the first …show more content…
When I was fully changed and out of the locker room, was when I first really fell in love with the game. I loved the fundamentals, even though when I was younger I had no idea what I was doing. The more I dribbled the orange sphere, the coarser my hand got from the grip on the Spaulding basketball. When our first game started, I was really anxious to be playing against the older kids. I was nowhere near the skill level of the bigger, stronger, and faster sixth graders, but I did not care. As the years went on, my love for the game increased with each thought of playing. The love for the game brought forth my attitude for winning. When I entered fourth grade, basketball season came and I was so excited because we were going to be participating in the Colonel Town Tournament. Our coach, Kerry, kept drilling it into our heads that although we were good, we should not think we were going to beat everyone. So every game we played, we played our hearts out and ended up champions; basketball was never the same after that, it was not about having fun, winning always came

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