At Times, Life Is Like Basketball/ Motivation Monday #6

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On The Court

On the court, a basketball player is judged by his actions. His performance depends on what he does on the court. It depends on points, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals, turnovers, defense, offense, communication, and many more factors. All these things come together and he will either have a bad game or a good game.

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Everybody Fails

It might happen that you have a bad shooting game. You might miss 10 shots in a game. Nothing seems to be falling in the hole. The important thing is, what will you do the next time you have the opportunity to score? Will you shoot the ball, or will you pass up the opportunity of  success?

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One Step Closer To Success

Today, I am here to tell you, you should not let your past affect your present.  Every miss brings you closer to a make. Treat every shot as an opportunity to be successful. If you do not shoot at all, you will never know if you would have made it. Same goes for all other things on the court. You can throw 10 turnovers in a row but the game will go on and the 11th time you go by your defender and all of a sudden you changed the game. You only have to forget the past and value the moment. After all, a bad mistake does not make you a bad player.

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Just Try Again

All this also applies to life. You can have bad months, bad weeks, bad days, bad hours, whatever. However, just like the game goes on after a missed shot, life goes on after failing a job interview, arguing with your spouse, or failing a test. Again, the question is, what will you do the next time you have a job interview, a conversation with your spouse, or a test. Do not let the past affect your present. You have the opportunity to improve your life, enjoy the moment, and put a smile on the face of the people around you.

Therefore, just try to make the most out of it. Every miss brings you closer to a make and it only takes one chance to turn the situation around and get closer to all your goals. Take every opportunity and cherish it. If you do not try, you will never know if you would have made the shot.

Thank you for reading my kinda late post. I hope it is as motivating to you, as it is to me.

E

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Wearing A Mouthpiece

Are you an athlete? Do you love the game you are playing? Do you play hard?

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I try my all to play basketball as hard as possible, because I love it. If I would not give my all, I would not be satisfied with myself. It would be a waste of time. Therefore, I put pressure on my opponent, go to every rebound, and jump for the loose ball. Obviously, my opponents do not like me on the court but that is another topic.

Accidents

All the intensity I bring on the court can lead to accidents. I have had people run into me, elbow me, fall on me. Many crazy things happened. I you play hard this might have happened to you before. One time, I dived for the ball and fell over the opponent bench and hit my head. It hurt bad for a few days. Fortunately, it was nothing serious.

Teeth Accidents

It was only a practice when I was 17 years old. I played defense and put pressure on the ball. The guy I guarded ripped the ball through. That is where it happened. He elbowed one of my front teeth. It hurt kinda bad, but not really. I walked to the rest room, cleaned the blood and I felt it was somewhat loose. I thought I would be good.

A few days after practice I went to the dentist who told me the tooth died. The nerves and the circulatory system is cut off. If I would leave my tooth the way it is, it would turn black over time. Obviously, I did not want that to happen. they almost sharped everything off of the tooth and put a “crown” on my it. The process was long and annoying. Also, it has a slightly different color.

I do not wish that to anybody. The pain during the accident was not really intense but it was very bothering. After the accident, the tooth was loose. When eating, it constantly hurt and I was afraid it was going to fall off. And you can prevent all that with one thing.

Mouthpiece

A mouthpiece can prevent all the problems accompanied with teeth accidents. You can keep your natural teeth, prevent pain, and you can eat food without problems. It might look weird and feel weird in the beginning. However, you have to decide if you want to wear a mouthpiece for a few hours, or have one tooth less for your whole life.

It Is Scary

My teammate went up for a rebound. The area was crowded. I did not see exactly what happened but after the referee blew the whistle, my teammate was on his knees grabbing another guys jersey. He looked like he was in immense pain and pointed at his mouth. Luckily, some professionals rushed in from the side and treated him. He went to the hospital where they treated him. Now he has a artificial tooth.

To Sum It Up

Whatever sport you do, accidents can happen. In some sports more, in some less. If you give it your all, you can not prevent accidents but you can protect yourself. Therefore, I recommend wearing a mouthpiece (especially for Basketball).

Thank you for Reading 🙂

E

Becoming a Physical Therapist

Well, a few weeks a started going to physical therapy school. It will take 3 years for me to become a certified physical therapist. When this time comes, I can work at a hospital or fitness studio to help people heal their body an mind. But that will take some time. Now I have to focus on the coming 3 years to perform great at school to be able to become great at hat I do.

Why become a Physical Therapist?

If you are interested in sports and biology it makes sense to become a physical therapist, right? I think the same way; however I learned that this is not the only thing that you need to go this way. I have met lots of people, interested in the exact topic, they have totally different goals now. The desire to become a physical therapist comes from a deep desire to understand the whole body and to work with and for other people.

I personally think the functioning of the body is amazing and I want to learn about the functioning to bring other people and me happiness in life. If you want to become a physical therapist, definitely learn about the job before you start your journey to become a physical therapist. The 2 weeks that I spent at physical therapy required focus and patience, especially when learning in theory. When learning practically, it is very fun and I already learned a lot.

Another reason for me to become a physical therapist is my experience with their work. I had to go to different physical therapists so many times and every time they helped me. Whether it was becoming stronger, more flexible, pain free or whatever. They always helped me improve my life. The one physical therapist that helped me the most is somebody I never met. Jeff Cavaliere. He runs the YouTube Channel Athlean-X and gives me valuable information about becoming stronger, pain free and many more things, to this day. His work greatly inspired me to become a physical therapist.

Here a link to his channel: YouTube/ ATHLEAN-X

Fear of Becoming a Physical Therapist

There is just one thing that I am afraid of in my journey to become a physical therapist. When I picture myself working as a physical therapist, I see me working with many different people, perhaps working in different countries, maybe with sports teams. What I do not really want is, working with people like working on a conveyor belt. What I mean by that is, there are guidelines for physical therapists working in the hospital or in someones studio. A physical therapist has only 20 minutes to work with one patient. In special cases up to one hour but people do talk negatively about the amount of time. You need way more to treat the patient effectively. And I do not want to run from patient to patient, without really helping them and at the end working at a job that I do not enjoy anymore.

At the end, I doubt that this will happen. I always try to accomplish my goal as best as I can.

I hope you liked this post. Thank you for taking the time and reading 🙂