By this time I had butterflies in my stomach and the adrenaline as coarsely pumping through my veins. The referee asked my opponent and me to come on the mat. The referee said “Fighters shake hands. ” My palms were sweating as I shook my opponent’s hand. “Ready? “Hashish! ” I cautiously moved in, reached and grasped my opponent – out witting him with my Sash-vast technique (a skillful foot technique used in judo). Gathering all the strength that I had in me I held on the gee (the jacket) of my opponent in the hopes of guaranteeing a clearance.
I had just put my leg in he Hair gosh position when my opponent stepped on my foot and my right ankle gave out. I fell to the floor face flat. I heard a gasp from the crowd. The referee came and questioned me: “Can you go on any further with the match? ‘ For a moment I was pondering whether or not should continue with the match or throw in the towel. I even began to doubt whether I had enough stamina to go the next round. Then I remembered something read about Winston Churchill who said “If you’re going through hell, keep going! So I got p and decided to continue the match. Fighting as delicately as could, I found myself basically fighting like a praying mantis.
It was my first time getting injured in a fight and I kept fighting, even though I didn’t look very graceful. Suddenly I swept my opponent off his feet with my injured leg. The crowd went wild. Won a bronze in my division and got a special mention for my perseverance and determination. Sometimes in life we encounter the unexpected e. G. Injuries. In such times one has to adapt and alter the routine in order to cope.
We all struggle with different problems through high school. Take academics for example. It may be BBC coursework, BEGS coursework, Cat’s or even just trying to keep one’s grades up. Some of us stumble. Some might fall. And the people around you might gasp because they had been rooting for you.
They haven’t given up on you. Perhaps more than ever they want you to succeed. Temporary failure might be painful but a judo proverb says: “If you fall on your back then you can better see the sky”.
The only option you really have if you want to succeed is to get back up and keep fighting. If you listen carefully, you will discover that everyone who is excelling in high school had to get back up even when the obstacles seemed impossible to beat. My grandmother once told me before she died: “Perseverance and Time are what will lead us into our futures and carry us to the finish line of the big race which is life. ” Now that v?eve come to the end of our childhood, we each have a decision to make.
What are your goals? What will be your finish line?