The will to compete is like a fire. Once its lit, it rages and takes a lot to be put out.
As a football player and as a college student, I have learned more about myself in the past year than I ever have before. Probably the most important lesson that I have learned this year is how to compete. Not only competing with others around me but learning how to compete with myself. Learning to strive to be better than who we were before. Working towards greatness and striving for perfection.
As people, competition shapes us into who we are. Not only as football players but as men. Competition teaches us to work in the classroom, work in the weight room and let it all go on the field. For young freshman this entire idea of competition is so new. But once that light bulb goes off, its on.
Here is my advice for any incoming freshman that attends any college or university. Dream it, work at it, compete and do it. The things that we want the most in life usually are the things that scare us the most. "So don't be afraid to make mistakes. Life kicks you around sometimes. It scares you and it beats you up. But there's one day when you realize your not a survivor, your a warrior. Your a fighter, and tougher than anything that comes your way" (BD). You need to believe in yourself and stop trying to compare yourself to other people. Compete within yourself to be the best person that you can be and the end result will be something that you can be proud of.
- Kyle Bell