There are a number of barriers that individuals often face in life. These barriers have a way of standing in the way of preventing us from achieving our goals. Barriers are obstacles that may prevent individuals from achieving their desired goals. Barriers can be overcome through determination, persistency, and commitment only to name a few. Despite the barriers and obstacles I encounter my determination and strong will allowed me to achieve my desired outcome and become success in a number of sportings events.
When I was seven years old I was diagnosis with asthma. I would visit the doctor’s office several times per the year with wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing; I also miss many school days because I would wake up in the morning wheezing and too short of breath to go to school. I have been hospitalized for a number of asthma attacks as well.
After several visits to the doctor within one year I realized that I have a physical barrier. I was advice to refrain from many physical activities at school, as well as to practice certain behavioral life style to avoid getting an asthma attack. I knew that my strong willed and determination would allow me to pursue my passion for sports. I was determining to participate in a number of sports before I graduate high school despite my physical barrier.
My doctor advice and my determination allowed me to participate in a number of sports successfully. I ran track for two years for two years, and played basketball for one season.