Essay About Sport. My Baseball Experience

"What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do" – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nobody wants to take a risk if it's not necessary. Well, sometimes taking a risk might help a person. It not only gives someone experience, but also enhances them mentally and emotionally. For me, the risk I took was playing baseball for a decade. Baseball meant more to me than just being a passion. Taking these types of risks will develop somebody to become someone they never thought they would have been.

I had played baseball ever since I was 6 years old. Whenever I would go out onto the field, baseball never had a true meaning to me. Not once did I ever think about how the things I did during a baseball game or when I was at practice were much different than when I was off the field. I would go out onto the baseball field to have fun. Just like everyone else, the only reason of playing at a young age was to do something exciting. There weren't any risks mentally and really there wasn't many ways to get seriously injured at that age. It was only until I was in high school I finally realized how much the game meant.

The competitiveness of the opponents always increased year after year. Once high school baseball came, it was a different ballgame. No longer did it feel as if I was playing for fun, but instead I was playing for my future. This is what led to me doubting myself, and believing every time something bad would happen, it would haunt me and show how costly that moment was. But I finally figured it out, if I wanted to keep playing baseball, these doubts were just one of the risks I would have to take. Going into clutch situations, but failing to win were the worst. These moments though, were how I would figure out how I would become better. The hardest part of playing any sport is overcoming the mental thoughts that were brought up by yourself.

I learned how to keep my emotions away, and to stay focused when I was playing baseball. Baseball developed me into becoming a better person than I would have been without it. It led to me trusting in what I was doing to play baseball will pay off in the end. The experience I got out of playing was something that people will only be able experience once. It led to me having teammates who were more than just a friend, but rather someone I could rely on, no matter if it was about baseball or not. I would be able to use the skills I learned from baseball and apply it to the real world. Through baseball, there were many ups and downs, but the journey I got out of the game is something I will always be grateful for.

What I got out of playing baseball was vastly different than what I began with. Losing a game, getting injured, and feeling like you let down your whole team were all just a few of the risks that I went through. It was what I got out of playing baseball though, which made grinding for years all worth it. "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end" Ernest Hemingway. The experience I had is something I will always remember.


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