More than Just a Father
"Go Colin!" I hear as I sprint my guts out. It could be football, baseball, or basketball. My father is one that always wants to win. Whether it is for himself or for me. This idea of a winning attitude is one that has helped to get me where I am today. Growing up, my father has taught me that winning is what leads to success in life. More importantly, he has taught me that winning does not come without hard work and hours upon hours of dedication. As I move into the stages of both high school academic work and high school sports, I know that working hard when no one is looking, studying or practicing, is what is going to make positive outcomes for not just myself but my team and my family.
"Get low to make the tackle!" "Remember fractus like cactus!" Hours at a time are spent working with my dad. Whether it has been shooting the basketball on the front driveway, memorizing the vocabulary for a latin quiz, or throwing the football in the backyard, I know my dad was willing to spend much of his own time in order to help me get better both athletically, and cerebrally.
Having a figure that is able to not only reinforce positive incentives in life for you, but that is also willing to sacrifice their own self for you is one that will drive you to be successful every day. My father has become an inspiration for giving my all in everything that I do!