The saying “Sometimes you don’t get two chances” applies in my thoughts more often. My life shouldn’t revolve around other's opinions, which is how I sit before you today. In the last year I’ve done so many things only I stood in my way of before. Volunteering more and just taking more risks is something I value much more now, as I told Lilly “Yolo.” I’m not as meek, although I’m still pretty quiet sometimes, but I know for myself; I’m getting out into the world much
This is something that I try to keep in mind in my daily life, that I will never be perfect, those around me will never be perfect, and that it’s perfectly okay to never be perfect. However, even though most can agree that the notion of perfection is unobtainable, that doesn’t stop us from setting our goals there. Heather Lende talks about this idea and about “shedding” the idea of perfection (19). Instead, we need to focus on what’s pretty good in our lives, whether it be our family, the hobbies that we enjoy, or the friends that we make throughout our
The reason I have done so well, and continue to do well, is because I understand that often doing things I don 't want to do will get me farther in life. No successful person got to where they are just by sitting around. I understand that my life matters, and to get the most out of it, I have to try my hardest to get where I want to be. This is a reason I will be a valuable member of the NAU Honors College, because I won 't ever let something arbitrary get in the way of my education. The reason I am graduating high school a year early, and starting college with 36 credits, is because I understand the full value and potential of my life, and know that working hard is a major step in achieving what one wants in life.
In the article “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi he expresses that we have to pick from now to when our time is done whether to live life to the fullest or to die. He provides the idea of “flow” and how his past experiences, surveys, and evaluations have generally show that when a person is doing their favorite activity they are living life to the fullest and not worrying about anything else. By this he is explaining what he believes we need to do to fine happiness. and didn’t work, but Joe liked to take on the task and try to fix them. This example backs up his Csikzentmihalyi using the thesis “We cannot expect anyone to help us live; we must discover how to do it by ourselves” (432).
Without perseverance my team would be weak, unable to achieve our goals because we are incapable to push through the rough times. But to always persevere there needs to be some effort put into everyday tasks to help build upon the need and want to
These past few months have showed me who 's for and against me . She has told me not to stress the mistakes , I’ve made in the past because that cannot stop me from having a bright and triumphant future . Her wise saying of encouragement has stuck with me throughout this challenging road to success . Since , I’ve been communicating and having long influencing lectures , I’m starting to see a little change .
Stop and think is what everyone in the modern life should do because life is long, so we should take our time and think through what we are doing. Many say “ you only live once,” and use it as a valid reason to make decisions without thinking, or do foolish actions. Some believe that you should take it slow and thoroughly think out your decision. To support our opinion we should use examples from modern life and Romeo and Juliet. Acting fast in Romeo and Juliet is acceptable because their lives are short, and if they think too hard it might take them a while, and they will accomplish nothing in their lives.
Alice understands that her life is going to be cut short and she will not remember, but it does not mean it was worthless. She makes this speech at the Alzheimer’s Society and explains how she is living a life with moments of pure happiness while struggling. Alice realizes her worth, however, she makes it clear that she does not want anyone else to struggle through this disease because there can be a
To conclude, I want to make my family proud. They came to this country to make my life easier and I took that for granted. Now that I see how much it matters I can change my path. It took me a long time to realize, some might even say it is a little late, but I believe I could strive to accomplish my college career successfully. I am on a path to work towards my goals, to grow up and show how thankful I am to my parents for opening up this road for a better future for me.
This quote is very important to me because there has been many times in my life that I was to afraid to take a risk, yes I may have made the safe choice but what if I would have had the courage to do the hard thing? Where would be my career or relationship’s be? I think that I can live a better life with less regrets and more adventure, in the future I will try to face my fear of failing and purse my personal legend. Just like Santiago kept pursuing his destiny even though it would have been so easy to give up just like the crystal merchant, Santiago was rewarded in the end with a great adventure, knowledge and worldly treasures. To finish my story Andrew and Jonathan both went to collage, jonathans fear of failing in baseball got to him and he thought he would complete collage and not get drafted into the major league and be left without a job or career, so he choked and his baseball career suffered, and he never made it to the majors.
There’s no way to understand your life–the privileges you hold–without understanding the past. You must be thankful for all the things your loved ones have done for you, and I’m sure that I am. I can’t imagine my life if I were in my parents’ shoes, if I faced the struggles and hardships they did, and I know I wouldn’t have the courage to be as decisive as they were and are. Their perseverance and determination make me content with my life now, knowing that it could be much worse.
All their encouraging words and wisdom has been overwhelming, but at the same time is a huge part of my driving force to succeed. I look forward to the challenges ahead of me in this new journey at CCU. I know life isn’t always easy but that is not in God’s promise, He only promises that our journeys will be worth the wait and struggles in the end. Knowing that God is always on my side is such an amazing feeling and I am excited to say that my heart is once again on fire for Jesus right along with my students
Every day I regret the moments when I was complaining about GMS. However, when I actually stopped complaining and studied hard, great things returned back to me, like making new friends and getting good grades. You always have to live life to the fullest, because you may never know what life is going to throw back at