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Last week the National Championship Game was played. As an OSU fan, it was difficult to watch, and after three quarters I had enough. There are two takeaways however that I feel apply to life in general. The first being that when we set goals, and we reach those goals, we should follow through till the end. Jaylen Waddle, who started the year as Alabama's #1 receiver, broke his ankle on October 24th. After it happened, he set a very difficult goal of playing in the National Championship game. The National Championship Game came, and he was cleared to play, even though it was obvious, he wasn't even close to 100%. Almost everyone, including myself, thought he shouldn't play. The risk was nowhere near the reward. However, he worked hard, he accomplished what most said he wouldn't, his family supported him, his doctors, therapist, and trainers cleared him, and his coaches left the choice up to him. He took a limited number of snaps, coaches made sure of that, but he played, he accomplished his goal. The second takeaway involves their other wide receiver, Devonta Smith. As stated above, he started the season as the #2 receiver, but after the #1 receiver went down, he took over that spot. An opportunity arose, and he not only rose to the occasion, he obliterated expectations. He became only the 4th wide receiver to ever win the Heisman and the first since 1991. What makes it even more impressive is his humbleness. My takeaways are this: if you set a goal, reach it, and enjoy it; and when an opportunity arises, make the most of it, you may not get another chance.

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