I love basketball. But my career pretty much ended in 9th grade when I was 5’2″ tall and had glasses–and though a pretty good shooter, I got cut from my junior high basketball team.
Finally I got my growth spurt, and was about 5’10” as a senior where I tried out for my high school team. I made first and second cuts, but was the final person cut from the team and I’ve never fully recovered.
Back then I was a pretty good shooter. About 25 years ago I once hit 40 consecutive free throws. That was my personal best. About 10 years ago while practicing basketball at my local church (yes, a great reason to join the Mormon church is that they have a gym in almost every chapel) I hit 40 consecutive free throws again and was so upset when I missed on number 41. But my nerves got to me, and I choked.
But this week, I am thrilled to announce to the entire world that I achieved one of my major goals in 2008 by hitting 53 consecutive free throws on my new home court. That is now a very special number to me. And isn’t it the number of Herbie, the Love Bug too? I might have to buy a miniature Herbie on eBay and mount it on my trophy case.
When you were a basketball wanna-be who was the last person cut on his high school basketball team, and you’ve lived all these years wondering where your basketball career would have gone if only that one coach had believed in you…and then you do something like this…well, it just made me feel really good and I thought you might be happy for me.
So now, what do you do if you’ve achieved your year goal in February. I’m not sure what to do next.
I want to know if you have achieved any of your 2008 goals yet? If so, feel free to tell the world here, and then tell us what you are going to do next.
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