Jake's first game of basketball did not end up well for him. Every single basketball shot he went for, he missed and it was embarrassing for him. Jake felt very bad about himself. He was going to quit but decided to stay for another game.
Same thing again, and again, week after week, month after month... Feeling extremely discouraged, he contemplates quitting...
HA! You really need to learn how to play!!
Then one day something happened... Jake's coach came up to him and told him if he doesn't clean up his act before playoffs, he is off the team and will not be welcomed back.
Jake feels like he doesn't matter on the team anymore. He is about to quit but he says let me try one more game... And he makes sure that he practices this time.
Guess Ill Try Harder...
Jake practices at the community court and practices for four hours on end each day until the game day. Jake is nervous and is trying to work hard to make a good impression for his coach.
Jake makes every single shot he has taken, he impressed his coach and he impressed the opposing team.