Topics: Association football, Football, Friendship Pages: 3 (1006 words) Published: May 18, 2013
Legendary Chuck Norris once said, “I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.” What this quote is saying is that anything that you want to accomplish will have obstacles and you have to have the will to overcome them. I, too, have set goals for myself and had to face obstacles to complete them. People have to face many obstacles in their lives such as losing friends due to excessive videogame playing, losing the best player in the town soccer team right before the big season, and recovering from someone you have lost; these obstacles have helped me because they shaped the way I am today; it showed me the value of friendship, it made me a better soccer player, and it helped me see the true meaning of life.

To start things off, I was excessively playing videogames and choose the videogames over my friends. Due to my excessive video game playing I lost most of my friends. Sometimes my friends would come to my house and ask if I can come outside and play football, but I simply rejected the offer and went back to videogames. It was as if he never asked me. After a few weeks I began to notice that none of my friends were talking to me. I started to wonder why and then it hit me. I was too busy playing videogames to play football with my friends which made our friendship grow apart. Since I noticed this I decided to put a limit on how much videogames I could play in one day, attach a shock pen to my controller so when I touched it the controller shocked me, and vow to play football with my friends instead of videogames. After I put my plan into action, all my friends started to talk to me again. The plan also helped me become a better athlete. This life changing obstacle taught me that friendship should be valued more than videogames and almost everything.

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