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8. Confidence Is Key
Nicole was always insecure about herself. She didn't
how she looked. She thought she was too
and skinny. People would always ask her how
she is. She tried to gain weight, but
never could. Most people would love to be
Nicole's situation though. Nicole didn't like how she
so shy. She wished she could easily talk
people and make new friends. Nicole didn't like
voice. She thought it was too low.
was so low that her friends started to
annoyed with her. They kept telling her that
was fine, but Nicole would deny it. Nicole's
encouraged her to join a sports team at
. Nicole did not want to, because she didn't
to get rejected. After days of convincing, Nicole
gave in to her mother's request. Nicole decided
try out for the basketball team. She played
she was younger, but has not played in
years. It helped that Nicole was tall.
went to try-outs, she looked at all the
she was competing against. She started to compare
to the other girls. They were all shorter
her, but they were more confident. Nicole tried
put them out of her mind. The coach
the girls to shoot free throws, run short
, and then finally, asked them to play a
. Nicole was doing well, and she was surprised.
didn't realize that she still had basketball skills.
made the team and felt more confident about
. She knew she was good at something.