A sport teaches you a lot. It teaches you to work hard and that life isn’t as easy as it seems. More importantly, it teaches you to be humble in defeat and know that life isn’t always going to go your way. The hardest and most painful realization is that sometimes no matter how hard you work, it does not equal success. There’s no such thing as an overnight success. It takes years of dedication, sacrifice, and ultimately, a little bit of luck when things fall in the right place at the right time, to get that once in a lifetime opportunity of realizing your dream.