Roger Reyes Feb. 14, 2011
I’ve always heard the words,”practice makes better” or perfect for others. This means learning from your mistake. Knowing the reason that makes something wrong can lead us to do RIGHT the next time, but not accepting that can lead us to be a FAILURE. Through my experiences I’ve had a better outcome when I decided that it was my fault whenever I hadn’t done something right. A great example of this was in my seventh grade year in middle school.
Track season was coming up soon and I was looking for something new to occupy my time. Feeling the urges to just run I decided to join. Already pretty fit and able to run quite a distance I fit in pretty well. The main events I was interested in were the 100m, 400m, and the long thought about hurdles. Standing their looking at the intimidating height of the hurdles all lined up for 110m. I felt great big butterflies in my stomach but at the same time I couldn’t wait to try it out. As we went through the crash course of what to do, an image would pop in my head that would make me want to change to a different event. Over and over again I would see myself jump over, but my back foot would catch the hurdle and I would face plant on the hard floor. This one thought scared me to death and so I was one of the last people to go. When it was my turn I got into my running position and decided it was now or never. I took a deep breath and only one thing had been on my mind “Just do it”.
Several weeks had past after I did just fine one my first try out for hurdles. Now was the time of a track meet which I had practiced so hard for. So far I hadn’t had a single fall and I thought that this one wouldn’t have been any different. I was...