Overcoming Obstacles

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Overcoming Obstacles

Throughout a persons life, they are faced with different obstacles, and different challenges of all different types. My life in particular has been full of up and downs related especially towards my soccer career. In the novel The Pact, three boys, George, Rameck, and Sam are faced with many obstacles throughout their lives, where they must learn to overcome and achieve great success on their own will power. Essentially, I have done the same thing. My soccer career has been one of my most difficult life challenges creating the person I am today. I was always taught that soccer was to be about the love of the game and that it should be fun. Unfortunately, I faced many obstacles that I needed to overcome before I could truly love the game for what it was worth. I grew and continued to love the game, knowing little at the time of the obstacles I would be faced with, and would need to overcome.

My struggles with soccer began early in my life. I was an average player, who had a drive to succeed and go far. Early in my soccer career I began to have difficulty breathing, and was struggling to run normally. I was then diagnosed with asthma. I was frustrated with the way I was playing, but decided I was not going to let the asthma control my life, or my dreams. As in The Pact, George, Rameck, and Sam tried not let the distractions of their home lives interfere with the drive to succeed in college, and fulfill their dreams. In George’s case, I think he struggled at home because he never had a male figure in his life. His parents divorced early in his life. When his mom remarried, it didn’t last long. George came home to find all of his step-fathers stuff gone. Rameck’s mother was involved in the drinking and smo...

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...spirits, and help them make it through their troubling times. I honestly believe each of those individuals, along with myself, are much stronger people because of the obstacles we were faced with. My soccer career taught me to work hard, strive for success, and not to give up when things got tough. George, Sam, and Rameck worked all their lives to stay out of the streets, although they encountered many bumps and bruises, they never were willing to give up the one thing they all dreamed about, overcoming obstacles to become the best doctors of their ability.

This paper was more challenging because I had to relate it to the book, The Pact. I found that at first I didn't relate it to the book hardly at all. You can see this in my first draft. But as the suggestions came, and I reworked my paper, it turned out to be a nice paper. (as you can see in my further drafts)
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