Importance Of Football In My Life

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Playing football taught me valuable lessons that I carried over into the real world. I never imagined myself playing sports in high school. I had always been lazy and shown disinterest when it came to playing or watching sports. This changed in my sophomore year of high school. I needed something to occupy myself as I fed up with not doing anything other than go back and forth from school to my house. It also helped that I was forced to exercise as I was beginning to gain weight. This is where my interest in football began and became a part of me for the past three years. When I joined the football team I was thrown into a different world. I only had basic knowledge of the sport. My lack of experience led my coaches and teammates to believe that I would not last long and quit. I also thought that I would end up quitting. After a month of weight training, my body was broken down and I felt that continuing was not possible. I decided to stay on to prove to myself that I could do it. I dedicated myself to football. My hard work finally paid off when I made it the team. There were many times where I could have quit, but what would have been the point of it. All of my time and effort would have gone to waste. What helped me to push through was my determination. Three years later, I am thankful for all the hard work I put in, all the times I couldn’t get out of bed because I was sore. I was able to learn that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Whether it’s
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