Practicing sports allows people to reap a variety of benefits. Participating in sports helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting the exercise your body needs and can also serve as a stress reliever. Some people take sports more seriously than others and want to pursue a career as professional athletes. Many athletes push themselves to work towards perfection in an attempt to reach this dream. However, along the way many athletes lose sight not only of what they are working so hard towards but also of what is right and begin doing wrong things that eventually hurt them, their loved ones and sometimes even their own reputations.
While trying to work hard towards their goals, some athletes forget what their responsibilities are and prioritize work before more important things. Because they are aiming for perfection, they overwork themselves and pay little or no attention to their family. Professional motocross racer Ryan Villapoto is one of the worlds best super cross races of his generation. After his family gave up every thing for him so he could get a pro contract at the age of 16 he turned on them and wouldn’t let them in to his life. After winning the 2011 super cross championship it took 2 years and a 6 mouth long injury before realizing he needed to let his family back in his life.