But most important, I have also gained self-confidence.
If I fail, it doesn't matter if they mock or ridicule me; I'll just try again and do it better.
I realize that it is necessary to risk failure in order to gain success.
The coaches have always said before games that nothing is impossible; I know that now. Whether I succeed or fail is irrelevant; it is only important that I have tried and tested myself.
I refrained from asking questions in class, afraid they might be considered too stupid or dumb by my classmates.
All the while, I went to practice and everyday, I went home physically and mentally exhausted.
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Princeton, Athlete (Football)I have learned a great many things from participating in varsity football.
It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.
Before my freshman year at [high-school], I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of touch football. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open.