Learning from Failure
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” This is only one of Michael Jordan’s many famous quotes. One reason I agree with this quote is because he is my all-time favorite NBA player; but the main reason I admire it is because it has inspired me to excel at several different things, such as sports, hobbies, and other interests.
Losing a tennis match is one example of failure that I have experienced. I lost at least three or four matches last year playing as a freshman. I must have learned from my mistakes because this season my partner and I went undefeated in JV doubles. Despite this, I am still unsatisfied about the fact that I did not play JV 1 doubles.
I also did not get the snare drum part for marching band this season. I thought I was already getting the part because I was practicing with the other snare drummers. Unfortunately, there was only room for two people playing snare drum because the amount of eight graders that were joining was not sufficient. It is almost guaranteed that the upper classmen will be given the part, which is what happened in my scenario.
Reading my favorite NBA player’s quote has pushed me to work harder. My goal is to earn at least JV 1 doubles in tennis during the next tennis season. In 2012 I will be marching with the snare drum. The only thing that will stop me from achieving my goals is the lack of effort.
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