As the Navajo people chant, “Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the Pollen Path. In the house of life I wander, On the pollen path.” (“Wandering the Navajo Pollen Path” 1). This chant is a Navajo Ritual, that is meant to remind the Navajo people that our journeys will have many starting points, stalling points, opportunities to develop, that people will be there to support us in our journey, until we are ready to emerge into the path and continue our journey. As a Navajo woman, who is Carmelita Graymountain and what is her journey like? Many close relatives and friends would say she has faced many hardships on her path. These hardships taught her to become even stronger and resilient than she was before. Furthermore, these
In “The Protestant Work Ethic: Just Another ‘Urban Legend?’” Jonathan Klemens states what the work ethic is and how it applies in American society. Klemens explains that the work ethic has helped the nation as a whole. Klemens explains that people work hard to achieve “the company or organization’s missions” (122). Not only that, Klemens also explains that people would work hard to gain the particular professions they desire instead of just working with no goals. Moreover, Klemens explains how the American work ethic has evolved from the Protestant work ethic, embracing hard work and dedication. Klemens uses Max Weber’s statement as an example to explain what the Protestant work ethic is. Weber states that “Focus on Work”, being “Unpretentious and Modest”, and being “Honest and Ethical” are the values that the Protestants believed to be the important aspects of the work ethic (123). Klemens explains that these values are also applied in our lives. For example, one must focus on
Imagine losing everything you had, your house, your dad, and all your possessions all of that at the age of 12. Ghastly isn’t it? Well in the story, Esperanza Rising by: Pam Munoz Ryan, Esperanza had to go through all that and shift to America during the Great Depression, and even if you don’t know what that is, you probably know by the looks of it that it is not the most marvelous thing. And you would be right, it’s not. When Esperanza goes to work in America to earn money, there are strikes going on about how people don’t get paid enough for working. Esperanza takes the job because she needs the money to help her mom who is sick and in the hospital and to earn money, so that her grandma can come to America. Esperanza is a brave 12 year-old
Being a military dependent is something I have known my whole life. My dad joined the Air Force in 1988 at the age of twenty-four. He initially joined the military to help people, but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, this led him to fighting fires until 2010. I was born in the year 1999; I grew up with him working twenty-four hour shifts and then being home for twenty-four hours. My father’s time in the military shaped who I was by his instilling in me responsibility, love for people, and the core values of the United States Air Force.
I was hospitalized for over a week and missed a significant amount of school. Due to procedures and multiple appointments, I had missed around seventy days in one year. Even though I had a 504 Plan that excused my absences, I was still stressed. Getting an education has always been extremely important to me and being behind upset me. I had an abundance of work that needed to be done and I pushed through. There were many times that I convinced myself that I was going to fail, but I was determined to finish. At the end of the year, received straight A 's, another standard that I wanted to hold myself to at the time. Since then, I have worked hard to maintain my grades despite my health. I eventually found the balance between my health issues and
However just because dyslexia forces me to exude more effort than others, that means I will simply have to strive to be better than everyone else. If I am already running an extra mile, what is one more step? This mindset has been my method of motivating myself through triumphing over dyslexia. My motto ever since the day I learned of my disability has been, “I am willing to chase with patience!” This means that I will be patient while I vigorously chase my dreams. I am motivated. I am inspired. I am ambitious. I am tireless. I am Quentin
Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life. She had many diseases, but the one that left her disabled was polio. Eventually, she got over polio, and became the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph was an Afrian Amerian woman that persisted to overcome polio. She created courage and inspiration, and illuminated the world by becoming the fastest woman in the world.
To people’s shock, it took Thomas Edison more than 1,000 attempts until he could successfully invent the lightbulb. In the TEDTalk, “The key to success? Grit”, Angela Lee Duckworth discusses, “Grit is sticking with your future, day in and day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years; and working really hard to make that future a reality…” (Duckworth). As shown, grit is defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals; Edison exemplifies being gritty because he does not quit no matter the complications and difficulties. Instead, he worked on achieving his goal for months at a time; it takes perseverance and resilience for someone to work for months on end and fail countless times, and still manage to proceed;
Doning the title as a hispanic goes far beyond how one looks and speaks, but rather how one conducts himself through every step of their life. I greatly contribute my hispanic roots in shaping me into the young man I am today. The morals and traditions instilled in me such as my unparalleled work ethic and family values leach from my upcoming in a strong hispanic lifestyle.
in the story “Marble Champ” by Gary Soto a good theme could be to be determined to reach your goal.in the story Lupe is bad at sports and she wants to win a marbles tournament.
I have a few different ‘marigolds’ and they have all helped me in different ways. First, I have my friend Emma we have been friends since kindergarten. We have had way too many fights to count,but we always get over them because that’s what friends do. She has always been there for me and I have and always will be there for her. One time recently she was my ‘marigold’ and helped me through my tough times was when my mom’s friend was moving into our house. Emma has been through a lot of the same stuff as me, both of our parents are divorced so we have a few things in common with that. So, a few months ago my mom was telling me how one of her friends,that’s a guy, will be moving in with us. I immediately texted Emma and she was helping me through it. I didn’t want anyone moving in because I didn’t want him to take my mom away from me. I was a little jealous I thought that she would spend more time with him then with me. But we are all good now and I spend even more time with my mom now then I did before.
Everyone has their own identity. We identify with different things within our identity. In Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska, each character identifies with something unique and they all show it in different ways. One of the ways I see a lot of people trying to identity with is a hard worker. We all want people to believe that we work hard for the things we have. To me a hard worker is someone who doesn’t give up on something they do, and someone who gives all they can to do something. Sara Smolinsky shows us that she identifies with hard work when she decides to go sell herrings at a young age, moves out on her own. and goes to college to become a teacher.
Explicit plans in the first step will become futile if we do not take action. Merely hoping for chances does not help us get good outcomes. Whoever just waits for chances to knock their door is unlikely to reach success; therefore, taking action as well as working hard is the key for us to catch more
This has helped her overcome so much heartbreak, from losing my dad, my sister, and my brother to her own health issues and through it all her faith has never been shaken. I look at my mother with nothing less than amazement. After my dad had his heart attack and could no longer work my mom never failed to provide for all her children, we didn't have a lot but we always had enough. This made me such a humble and grateful person, and I never take anything I have for granted. Another great thing I admire about my mom, that I myself hope to have one day is her unconditional love for everyone, I see this and I just think wow. It's because of that unconditional love that I have compassion not just for people I know but also for people I see that need
There is no single absolute profile on who can turn out to be an entrepreneur. Successful entrepreneurs arise in different gender, race, ages, and income levels. They differ in experience and education. According to research, most successful entrepreneurs have certain personal attributes in common. They include determination, leadership, flexibility, creativity, self-confidence, passion, and ‘smarts’.