I had had enough losing against my friends and other teams with my local travel team. I knew I needed to make a change so I asked my dad what I should do. “Dad, im done with northern elite. We won only one game this year and all my friends are already on different teams doing better.” “Well what are you going to do about it?” he asked.
“ remember that team that beat us 5-0 and they were really good? I think they were called Cardiff. I want to play for them.”
“ Ok, ill look and see when they have their tryouts.”
Throughout that period of time between that day and the tryouts, I tried to get time to practice on my own atleast three times a week. I knew I needed to keep up my work ethic and I did, I also knew that I was tired of playing my friends and losing which motivated me even more.
When tryouts came I did well and apparently impressed the coaches due to the fact that I made the club team instead of going through the premier team first.
This story relates to the proverb in “Things Fall Apart” because the motivation for me to make that team, came out in a good effect, me making the team.