Personal Narrative: Football In High School

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Expectations can either make or break one’s future. In life we are all given choices that inevitably lead to our own decisions. Our own decisions can give us consequences that help shape our life. Our peers help us in our adolescence to dream big for our futures to come. Everything goes great until we hit our first obstacle which makes us doubt our abilities to succeed; this is very much like football. Football is a game of failures, the more you fail the more you learn. The best learning opportunities come from failing over and over because only then can we as humans learn how to win. My high school was known nationwide as a baseball school. Every year we would have division 1 prospects being signed left and right and some even making …show more content…
After that game nothing was the same, we were unstoppable. As the season went on we were drawing more attention to our school to the point where local critics were for us for once. You could say the attention was getting to us because we weren’t use to having a winning season. It was time for playoffs and our reputation was through the roof. I for one was having the best time of my life. The playoffs went by fast and the wins kept coming. At this point the championship game was just around corner something my school hasn 't seen in over a decade. All over the place you’d see our names in the newspaper and on the television. People knew that Rancho Bernardo was on the uprising. The championship game came and we ended up losing the contest. I had never faced a bigger lose in my entire life and the disappointment that came after knowing I had let my school down. Everything in life can be viewed both ways good and bad. Attitude is key to living a happy life, with a positive attitude even bad things in life can turn out good. My team and I had lost the championship game something we had been dreaming about ever since we were kids. In the moment we thought it was all over that there was no going up from them, But like everything in life there is always …show more content…
But this season was different we had more fire in our hearts and a more focused mindset. We knew the media was going to be there trying to distract us from our goal, but our focus was only on the team and on winning games. The season started off the same way but this time we were leaving no doubt. Shutting out our opponents was not a rare thing when we played because our defense would play with a high motor tiring out teams. I took every game personal, I knew I’d never get the chance to play these teams again so my mission was to inflict as much pain as humanly possible. It didn 't take long for teams to learn that I was not to be messed with. As a senior playing my 5th year of football I knew my hard work and preparation would carry me through every game. There was something different about this season, at first I couldn 't come to a conclusion of what it was but looking back now I see it was my level of confidence. I learned from my failures last year of what I needed to work on. This year I didn’t pay attention to the media or the critics, all I cared about was my performance and holding myself higher than anyone else 's’ expectations. I knew what was needed from me I learned that the only way to succeed not only in football but in life is to earn what you want. Nothing will ever be given to you in life that’s worth having. Football taught me many things

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