The Power of Passion
“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.”-Yo-Yo Ma
All my life I have always loved playing sports and being competitive. However, it’s understanding and analyzing that is my passion. Ever since I was little, things like playing fantasy football and predicting winners of games was always one of my strong suits. I always love creating little activities for myself that involve sports analytics. I am always the first to see and read the latest Espn article or the latest Sports Illustrated issue. Ever since I won thirty-five dollars in a March Madness bracket back in sixth grade I have always loved thinking about and analyzing sports. The feeling I got from proving my opinion to be correct was one that I wanted to last. From then on I knew I had found my passion. I could sit on the couch for hours writing my own sports articles or making my own sports rankings, I find it so entertaining and interesting, for me, there is never a dull moment in sports. I love watching sports talk shows and contemplating bold statements I see on social media deciding whether I agree or whether to comment in outrage, the decision usually doesn’t take very long. I almost smashed my phone the other day after seeing a post ranking the Red Sox as the 4th best team in the league the day after they had won the World Series. The power of my passion helps me be able to visualize a future for myself where I work in a job that I enjoy because living my passion everyday is my idea of a happy life.