The Anthem of My Life

By Mitchell Capuano

My Anthem?

The anthem of my life is a quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The quote is "You can't win unless you learn how to lose." This means that loosing is not bad. Loosing has two good things that come out of it. One good reason is that when you loose, you know what you did wrong and you know what to work on and get better from the loss. Another good reason is that when you loose, you know what the teams good at that you loss to and you can find a weakness and hopefully succeed.

How Does It Relate To Me?

Well I play basketball and so did Jabbar so that is one way it relates. Another way it relates to me is even when I loose, my team and my coaches come together and we just practice more and more until we get it right and win more games. For example, two Tuesdays ago my team at practice scrimmaged the other team that was also practicing and we lost. Last Tuesday we also scrimmaged again and we won. Thats because we learned from our mistakes.

My team and I never give up. We just get better. If you ever give up its just going to make you worse. In fact because of the loss against that team we came to practice an hour earlier. We wouldn't have beat that team the second practice if it wasn't for coming earlier and not give up.

Link to my quote

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar