When we feel uncomfortable in the school life, or being bullied, our confidence and self-esteem take a huge knock.
We take on board the nasty comments and try to rationalize why we were picked on, excluded and singled out.
Many people blame themselves for being uncomfortable or bullied and end up believing they must have ‘deserved it’. But it is NEVER your fault. It is done by people in the classroom or whatever.
I met one kid at my academy in those situations, but football changes his school life. When he started playing football here, he couldn't pass, dribble or anything else properly, but after years of practice, now he has improved a lot in every respect as a footballer.
One day, he got to show off his football skills when he was playing with his classmates after school. After a 30 mins of dominant performance, he got all the respect back that he should've got from the classmates, and everything changed from the huge turning point.
I was so impressed by his story, and felt so rewarded for why I started this academy in 2018.