Nothing can compare to playing the sport you love at the highest level. The profound pride players must feel in representing their country and people is something I can’t begin to imagine. Determination and consistency are two of the biggest aspects in making the dream a reality. Becoming a player at a professional level is incredibly hard work, but against all odds there are still those who make it. Sometimes, this hard work can take away from you your childhood and replace it with constant struggles and rigorous training. For me to live my life and earn a living by playing soccer professionally would be my childhood dream come true. To put it in perspective, the FIFA World Cup just finished and one of the most highlighted players was Colombia’s James Rodriguez. Colombia hadn’t been in the world cup for the past 16 years, and managed to make an impressive run in Brazil. They reached the quarterfinals for the first time in history thanks to the skillful play of their number 10, James Rodriguez. He not only made a country of 47 million people overjoyed with happiness, but he also captured the eyes of millions around the world. This is how I could hope to change the world and while doing what I love. It wouldn’t be to bring myself the praise or applause of others, it would be to bring joy to people all over the world.