The determination to live comes from human nature. But the urge of giving up when we come across a difficult problem is also a part of human nature. There a few people in this world that have the characteristics of resilience. As author Kendra Cherry describes them, "People that are able to keep their cool have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to cope with problems and setbacks" (Source A; Cherry, 1). An example of someone who has the characteristics of resilience is a bombardier name Louis (Louie) Zamperini. After Louie’s plane crashed in the middle of the ocean, he and two other survivors had to overcome a series of conflicts before they could make it to safety. Throughout Laura Hillenbrand's book, "Unbroken", Louie’s most important characteristic of resilience that contributed to his survival was his awareness. With his awareness of his surroundings and situation, Louie was able to overcome the conflicts he faced such as shark attacks, dehydration, and starvation.
Easy to encounter, not so easy to overcome, failures claw at hopes and successes. They bring down those who are weak enough to let them in. They strengthen those that can get past them. I got past one that almost ruined my chances for new opportunities.
Throughout my childhood, my parents taught me values of empathy, resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. These characteristics allowed me to become the tenacious individual that I am today. Being the inquisitive individual I am, I always wondered about my family’s heritage; the journey of how we established ourselves in this country. Yet I never imagined how much of a nightmare it was immigrating to the United States until my mother told the story.
Michael Phelps, a professional swimmer, once said, “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits,” (¨AZ Quotes¨). This quotes shows that throughout one’s journey they will eventually have to go against many obstacles, and have to find a a way to get through them.
Overcoming Hardships Nearly every person experiences loss at one point in time. Many stories demonstrate how people overcome challenges. One of the main topics of hardships in books is the concept of death. The end of life is not easy to deal with, but with help from God individuals can overcome casualties.
When times get tough and adversity is thrown at you like a curveball all you can do is stay positive and know to never give up. Unfortunately I have had to deal with a couple scenarios where I have been faced with adversity. I have had to overcome my parents being divorced, and a family member who has overcame a drug addiction. That was one of the hardest things I was ever faced with going through middle school, but knowing that there will always be a tomorrow and to not give up on someone has had a positive impact in the end. It has brought my family closer than we have ever been.
The theme that goes along with this memory is never giving up. He never left or quit the race, he pushed through and finished the race. This appeals to everyone’s life by just giving the basic fact of never giving up. This quote expands the ideas of possibilities of never giving up and succeeding. The reader can understand about how the themes relate to the real world and how never giving up can help everyone achieve success.
Mariah Sanabria “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington Life can often be full of obstacles. However, that does not mean that overcoming them and being successful is not possible. Obstacles in life are there as challenges. Obstacles that people face will show who they really are.
The author had mentioned in his article: persistence is victory. As a matter of fact, I feel that I have one thing in common with him, which is my persistent and unremitting heart. I was able to walk step by step to today, have finished most of my college courses and also got good grades; it is because of the heart. Now, I am proud of myself. I did not give up.
Her persistence paid off and allowed her to achieve many things no one would have thought possible for her at the time. Another example of persistence being revealed is in the TED talk by Aimee mullins. Aimee Mullins didn’t enjoy having physical therapy when she was 5, but her doctor later found a way for her to enjoy it. Aimee Mullins persisted through her physical therapy which eventually led to her success as an athlete. If she had given up she never would have accomplished what she does now.
If people give up or lose their dreams and live without their goals, they will be very upset and aimless. As same as the poem Dreams by Langston Hughes says, “ Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die; life is a broken bird that cannot fly,” (4). If people give up their dreams and lose their goals, their lives will become the dry arid desert with no color. There is a real example in the book Crossover, Josh
Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? “It 's not about how bad you want it. It 's about how hard you 're willing to work for it.”
In our life, there are periods of challenges that we must face, but the real challenge is how we grow and learn from overcoming them. Being naive children, we believed that life was simplistic and effortless. Well, we were wrong, we can only yearn for life to be easy. Growing up, we continue to face countless hurdles that only get bigger and bigger. My life, in particular, has been filled with numerous up and downs.