Personal Narrative Analysis

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My whole life I’ve played sports, whether it be basketball, baseball or football, and as a result I can attribute sports to the person who I am today. Sports made me into a fierce competitor, willing to be a leader when necessary. For another, it taught me that the quote “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” is true. Moreover sports taught me valuable lessons that are applicable to life. To begin with, being a competitor in sports is what usually separates the winners from the losers. I realized from a young age that playing sports was fun, but winning was even more fun. Which caused my competitive nature to be born. I was never one of those kids who enjoyed receiving a participation trophy, I knew that meant I was a loser. My whole baseball career I was a leadoff hitter, meaning my job was to get on base, and I would always end up getting hit by the pitch more than anybody every year. I knew I would get on base if I got hit, and that was my job so I would never hesitate to lean into a pitch. Sacrificing my body to win never seemed like a sacrifice to me, it seemed necessary, because…show more content…
To be good I knew I had to practice hard every day, at practice or at home. I spent most of childhood throwing a baseball off a wall catching groundballs, or shooting basketball. I practiced at home, and was still always excited about practice. As I got older I still loved practice, loved putting in the extra work to be good too. Most of my friends didn’t really like practice, understandable considering how well sports at Murray has gone. Discouraging as it was, it just fueled me more I really started doing the extra practice going in to senior year when I was given keys to our facility. It showed my senior year, as we won a game for first time in four years. I was the only senior, so I was given credit as being the leader who finally got us a win. Proving hard work pays off in the

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