Finding Joy In Overcoming Obstacles

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Do you show grit in your life? Do you work through any obstacle that stands in your way? Many say that this is the most important aspect in a successful person’s personality, and not intelligence, talent, or wealth. Many historical figures and people today show grit, and they are the ones with the most success in life. Grit is also shown in pieces of writing, movies, plays, or any story being told. Grit can be connected to the arts, my life, and by important people from today or from history. First, I can relate to this idea of grit to my own life in school. In 5th grade, I went to Hillsborough intermediate school, and I was very nervous at first. It was the first time I went to a new school. The school was very big compared to my old school. I had many classes that were far away from my homeroom, and I would be late. Eventually, I got better at getting to class earlier over the course of the…show more content…
In the speech “Finding Joy in Overcoming Obstacles” by Helen Keller, she talks about how grit and resilience is the key to overcoming any obstacle, and she talks about how she overcame her blindness and deafness with great effort and determination to express herself and her ideas. She says that she had so many ideas to share and no way to show them. She believed in her ideas, so she was determined to find a way to share them. Today, we view Helen Keller as a historic figure because she decided to do something great with her life, and overcame her disabilities even without modern science today. She is an inspiration to other people with disabilities because she was able to get through them all and become an internationally known person for getting through her blindness and deafness and going to college. She accomplished things that most people without disabilities have not. Helen Keller certainly showed grit in her life, and she worked through all of her obstacles to be the best she could
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