I always played basketball in middle school. Since I went to a private school from K-8th grade, I was around the same people every day. We would always play basketball every day with as many people as possible. My class was always small, with only around 15 people in the class, 8 boys and around 7 girls. With only 8 boys and not all into sports, only around 5 boys, including me, would play basketball everyday. Because of this, we would play with other grades in our school.
We would always choose teams and occasionally, I would picked last. It wasn’t often, but sometimes, I would get picked last. I was never the best at basketball, so I was never picked first. Whenever I got picked last, I would always feel bad, however, I would always try to have fun and do the best I can for my team. Just like Seth Goldin, I didn’t just keep my head down, I used it as an opportunity, an opportunity to show them how good I really can be!
I kept playing and practicing to try to get better. Playing basketball during recess and lunch break was a great time to play with my friends and practice. Eventually, I didn’t care whether or not I was first pick or last pick, I just wanted to practice. Eventually all that practice paid off, as I made the basketball team for my middle school, and eventually became a starter. Overall, all this would not have happened if I did not fail and made an opportunity out of it.