“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”― Albert Einstein
Mistakes are a bump in the road of life: you must simply walk over them.
I've made many mistakes before such as messing up on a paper, missing letters in a word and even missing a game winning shot.Last year I played basketball for my town team. We had improved over the years and felt confident about our team this year. We went undefeated for the first time, I felt felt like we were on top of the world, then it was playoff time. The first team we have to face was our rivals Medford, they had beaten us in the past.I felt I needed to step up, but I didn't play great. 4 players fouled out and we only had 6 left in a really close game. They scored a basket with 2.3 seconds left. The coach wrote up a play to give me the ball. One of my teammates threw in it, I caught it behind the three point line. I faced up to the hoop. I heard everyone yelling “Shoot it!”I caught the ball, let it fly out of my left hand and faded away. The ball hit the front of the rim and came back to me.
I felt awful, like I let everyone down, my teammates and my coaches. My stomach dropped and I walked off the court with my head down and frustrated at myself. I knew one thing, if I didn't fade away I would've had a much better chance of getting the shot to go in. I realized even the best players, the greatest scientist and normal people make mistakes everyday. I started to feel better about myself, I'll still never forget that shot.
Mistakes happen, they're a learning opportunity for all of us.