If you fail to prepare, then you better prepare to fail. Failing used to be my worst fear. I learned I could drastically reduce my chances of failing if I prepared extremely well. I wake up at 6 in the morning and run for reasons that I cannot explain. Sure it makes me fitter and stronger but sometimes I don’t even want to do it but my body just does it anyway. Sometimes I feel like a robot that is programmed to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. The pain is non-existent anymore. Soreness is a natural feeling. The glory of playing well makes everything worth it. I have learned to have a short-term memory. I learn to forget and learn from my mistakes. I do not dwell on the past but look to the future because I know that my hard work will pay off. I know I was born to do what I do because when I was a child I dint want to do anything else besides that one thing. When I was a teenager I started to work extremely hard so I could be great at what I do. This is when I learned that the work you do when nobody is watching is just as important as the work you do when everybody is watching. And you work hard when nobody is watching so you can make it look easy when everybody is watching. I am a general at war when I do what I love. I feel most comfortable and free when I do what I love. I wake up and thank God everyday for letting me wake up healthy and happy to do what I love for one more day. I do what I do because God has blessed me with the ability to do it. The five most important things in my life are: God, Family, Soccer, School, and Friends. It is my first love and even though it doesn’t always love me back I will cherish it until I can no longer play it anymore. I am a soccer player and I play soccer because I love it.