Level Three. Little or Large.

Level Three. Little or Large.

By Michelle Lloyd.

At school size was an issue! Believe it or not, size mattered but not in the way that many might think.

Size was a means for achieving but it could also help others succeed too. Why? In physical classes whereby sports came into play, everybody wanted that extra edge and being tall or strong came in as a very handy asset indeed.

Tall to shoot a ball or agility, they all came in as aspects of qualities, that were respected on the field, court or pitch. Everybody wanted the best on their team and Nigel, came in a different size to almost every other pupil he had met!

It was not always easy to be considered little in a world of large considerations. Could you be everything, everybody desired, all of the time? No, was the answer that Nigel had learnt over time applied to this little but significant scenario and this was why…

Little or large, it did not matter which, but what did make that difference was how one adapted to the need of a situation. Nigel had tried to compete at first and school had been nothing but one seemingly long disappointment. Physically, he was not the strongest, fastest or most conventional and this made sports a challenge. It was when Nigel decided to take a step back and think about what his motivation was that the world of opportunities opened up for him.

Simply because he did not have the edge physically, this did not rule him out of participating or helping his team win. On their route to success Nigel found that physically gargantuan was not the only size that mattered most!

Nigel became a fan of his own mental prowess and the size of his capability in this aspect was worthy of competing at every level. In helping to plan, put in players at the right time and playing position he became an essential part of his sport’s team.

At school, nobody could do without Nigel and it was not because he fitted in with the size stakes, not conventionally anyway. It was Nigel’s mental power that gave him the edge and his size was the means for him achieving greatly, not just for himself but for everybody else on his school team as well.