A team can be more than a group of people participating together in order to obtain a victory. As a captain, I have seen myself looking at my teammates as family, and them looking at me the same way. The passion we share makes that emotion even bigger once we step into the field.
In order to give the best of you, you need determination, self-discipline and most important heart for the sport. Waking up at 6a.m. for that extra work has to be no excuse if you really want it. There have been times when I’m too tired or mentally exhausted, and all I can think in is in a single quote,” When you stop, someone else is getting stronger, better, smarter.”
This quote I heard from a very good friend of mine; it was like a life changer for me because it’s always on my mind. I took in this quote and somehow made it a part of me, and looked at it as a responsibility for the important things I have to do, like trying to be a good captain for my team. This discipline keeps me in check with my grades, responsibilities, and most important my future. All I know is that putting in the time is one of the best rewards you can feel positive about.
I want to be that person that people look up to, and know for a fact that I’ve gained and deserve the respect I never thought I’d achieve. I want to succeed at 110%, and just let my dreams take me there. I want to encourage people, like people and quotes inspire me. I want to flow like the music or the lyrics I like to compose and hear. I like being a midfielder, the player that creates opportunities to obtain a victory.
And what is victory? Victory for me is going to college; it’s composing the perfect song; it’s the feeling of getting better after a practice, or the feeling that I get when I can become the living definition of my dream when winning an extremely hard game. Victory for me is being able to play in the Santigo Bernabeu in Madrid Spain; it’s being able to record a song with Funk Volume records, and to be looking back at my past and know that I’ve done everything right.