Embrace the pain Cesar Monclova

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Just last year, with the help of his team, he lead Portugal to win it all against France. This not only shows his perseverance but his dedication to the game. He didn't let setbacks destroy him.
Cristiano Ronaldo in 2004 lost the championship in the Euros tournament against Greece. He was only 18 and was freshly signed by major club Manchester United.


Please, please don't give up,

Remember why you started,

Just embrace the pain,


Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whittaker Billy the Great Hope was portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. In this movie, Jake portrays a notorious boxer known for his ability to take hits in the ring and fight back to win it all. Little does Billy know, his hardest hit he'd take was the murder of his wife and separation of his daughter. As a result, Billy indulges himself in drugs and alcohol. It doesn't take long before he loses his house, job, and everything he ever loved. In this comeback story, with the help of Tick Willis, portrayed by Forest Whitaker he battles temptation, rejection from his daughter, and countless memories of his wife. Not only does this movie appeal to your soft side, but motivates you as Phenomenon by Eminem and Kings Never Die are infused in adrenaline filled workouts. With almost perfect graphics in the boxing arena, his rival, Miguel Escobar, who was involved in his wife's murder, awaits to embarrass him. Southpaw is indulged with action packed scenes and heartfelt moments. This is the perfect comeback story for avengement.

Biographical Sketch:

My name is Cesar Luis Monclova Gutierrez, I was born in Mexico, Guadalajara and moved to the United States when I was just one. I'm now 17 and go to Valor Academy Charter High School. I love music and sports. Music and sports help me go through life challenges better. I've been playing soccer since I was 4. Soccer has been an integral part of not only my life but my families. My cousin plays for the reserves of Chivas and my uncle played professional soccer for Monarcas. Having this in mind, soccer is very important. Just the beginning of the year, soccer try outs were posted. I worked my butt of to become the best I can be by playing every day in soccer leagues with my friend and running cross country. I made the team, but my setback came very quickly. I didn't have grades to play. After countless hours of staying after school and 4 soccer games into the season, I made grades. Just when I thought I was fine, I was benched my first game back. I was disappointed and mad. The only thing I thought about was waking at 4:50 am to take the bus to school and run countless of miles in the blistering cold, rain, or humidity. I also thought about the countless days of playing soccer late at night and biking it in total of 18 miles a day to get there and back. Just as I was about to give up, I remembered of a quote I heard a time back. It was "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.” The next day I gave it my all. I embraced the pain and used it as motivation. By the second game back I played until half time. That wasn't enough for me. The next day I proved to my coach that I had what it takes to be on the field. By my 3rd game not only did I start, but played the whole game. The streak never ended and not only was I satisfied with that, but was given praises by teammates and coach of my actions, on and off the pitch.


Created with images by Jhong Dizon | Photography - "Just Do It." • NazionaleCalcio - "Tutto quello che Euro 2016 ci lascia in eredità"

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