One incident I can recount when I experienced failure was when I joined Cross Country. Since, I can remember I have always excelled at everything I did, from my academics to dance class to music lessons. When I entered into my freshman year of high school, I decided I would to join an athletic team in order to keep myself occupied outside of academics. I figured joining a sport would be another good attribute to add to my resume.
I have always believed these lessons help me in my everyday life and the classroom. If I don’t do well on a test, forget my homework or I don’t do well on a project I don’t let it get me down. I think learning what you did wrong, fixing it, and getting it right the next time should be the goal. A failure needs to become a learning experience that you can build off of.
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I knew the solution to my problem the whole time but it was up to me to take action. I had to step outside my comfort zone and do something I had never done before. If you want something bad enough, you will make the time for it. I learned not to put something off for tomorrow if you can do it today. One of my favorite quotes is “By changing nothing, nothing changes.”
When the year started our team included a lot of inexperienced, unenthused players. This was probably due to the lack of school spirit and the unpopularity of high school tennis. I worked hard to help these students and increase their love and enthusiasm for the sport. After a few weeks, I was elected by these other players as varsity team captain. As team captain, I lead by example through attending all practices, having good sportsmanship, and always giving 100 percent.
At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day. But I am able to overcome most of these challenges and temptations with the help of my parents, teachers, and friends who help push me to be the best I can be every day.
One of my biggest roles I have played during my high school career was being a DECA Vice President. This position I took on Vice President of Communications. Being V.P. of Communication was something so special to me because the previous DECA officers felt that I would be one to fulfill the duties of V.P. of communications. The impact this made of my life was very heavy because I learned a lot and gained a deeper love for DECA. I have learned how to communicate with others more, manage time wisely, and plan accordingly.
I can officially say I have put the pieces back together. I have learned that anything is possible, if you express hard work, dedication, and commitment. The lesson I have taken from failure will be the fundamental reason why I will succeed in college. The fundamental reason why I succeed in
In life, failures sometimes happen. It happens to everyone. However, failures don’t define us as a person, but it builds you as one from those experiences. In my seventeen years, I have experienced my own share of blunders, each teaching me a new lesson. The person who succeeds without first failing hasn't really learned anything; in failures, there can be a learning experience and an opportunity to grow.
How life goes on we experience a lot of things that can either teach us an important lesson or nothing at all. I have learned more than one lesson in my life, but there’s one that I will always keep in mind to help others like it helped me. Thanks to John Tyler High School Drill Team I have self-confidence and courage to do risky things that I never thought I would be doing. Now I believe in myself and I don’t let fear dull my success, I fight for what I want until I get it even if it take a long time, I don’t give up that easy anymore.
I studied every time I had an opportunity. I stayed in my classes during my lunch period when I didn’t understand a topic. I practically gave up my social life and meeting new people to better myself and ensure that I would get the grades I wanted. Although I experienced failure I still achieved, demonstrating how gritty I was to succeed.
I learned that any barrier you face there is always an option to overcome it and be successful. I can grow by working my hardest on my school work and never giving up, even when things get hard. I also learned that time management is a very great skill to obtain at this time in my life, because college courses take time, effort, and lots of patience. I must give myself time to prepare for class work and especially exams. Having a schedule for my school work and my personal life is the best choice to help me stay on track.