Being focused allows to stay on task or get the job done. There is too many instances where someone will get distracted rather than staying focused at what is right in front of them. Also with focus allows you to get the job done especially when it is your moment or it is one life on the line. Kayla Montgomery, teen long distance runner with M.S., stays focused on being the best runner in her state despite being diagnosed with M.S. Montgomery states, “When I finish, it feels like there’s nothing underneath me.
The narrator contemplates, “I began to hunger again for wild sensations, for the escape which those chronicles of disorder alone seemed to offer me. The mimic warfare of the evening became at last as wearisome to him as the routine of school in the morning because I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real
Are we not all tired of running? Of keeping up with the fast pace of this unkind thing called life? Of battling with our personal demons? Of dwelling in a place where fear and anguish take on different forms. I do not want to make this speech sound like an infernal tale to you but I am pretty sure we all are.
I would always serve above my head which was not ideal. Therefore, I missed almost all the serves. As the unit progressed I started to get the hang of the sport. It was not about strength it was solely based on technique. I realized that the more you made the other teamplayer run the faster they got tired and got less energy to hit the ball.
There is no excitement to this task but this dream that the hunger artist had was a phenomenal one indeed. The main character of the story is the hunger artist. He is a professional faster that thrives off attention of the people. He wants nothing more to prove to the spectators that he is the greatest faster of all time.
I miscalculated and flipped over far before I was supposed to, leaving me stranded with nothing to push off of. This slight mishap did not deter me. I was not going to let myself slow down. To end my race I ended with a perfect finish. Stretching to touch the pad faster even if it only decreased my time by a few hundredths of a
These are beacons we have to look back to in our lives to encourage us to keep going to remind us that things will not be as bad as we imagine. I have read that the thing that most terminally ill people tend to regret is not living a life true to oneself, but the life others expected of them. How sad will it be if you miss out on a life changing experience due to your fear of how other perceive you control you? You may inquire, how can we break the control fear has over us? Hey don’t ask me I am just a Star Wars nerd, however since I like most of you I will share a quote from Matthew Kelly.
Slow down, why are you going so fast? Who are you living for? Everyone is always going so fast all the time, but if you were to stop and ask why they would not have an answer. Part of the reason they do not know why they are going so fast is that they are not living for themselves. No one lives for themselves, everyone is living for the approval of others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement about growth forgets the fact that most things cannot be mastered. Things like knowledge and athletic achievement can always be improved upon. No matter how good you are in your field, there is always room for improvement. Sports like swimming always have something you can improve on. If there is one thing swimming has taught me, it would be that there is always someone who is faster than you.