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The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeedRichard Brinsley SheridanI tried out for my high school baseball team sophomore year I went into the tryout confident and perhaps that was what lead to my failure During Freshman year I pitched in about eight games and played very well in most of them I thought this previous success on the mound would lead to me making the team but it didnt I was crushed I had played baseball my entire life and I was devastated to not be playing anymore The day I got cut I came home crying to my mother because I didnt make the team My mother told me something I will never forget for the rest of my life dont give up because someone tells you that you arent good enough That afternoon I called the coach of the lacrosse team at my high school and asked if I would be able to play I had no previous experience in the game of lacrosse but I was determined to succeed in something I went out to lacrosse practice the next day and thus my career in lacrosse began I was awful I had no idea what I was doing but I kept trying because I was motivated by the idea of success I didnt even know what I was trying to accomplish by playing this new sport I just knew that if I didnt do something to try to get the pain of being cut from the baseball off my mind I would be miserable After a few weeks of practice I started to really like lacrosse I was getting better and the varsity coach came to our Junior Varsity practice one day and asked me to play the remainder of the season with the varsity team At the moment I am a leader
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