That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth. I decided to attend college because I knew that, that would make my parents happy.
Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, is an informational book regarding the intricacies of success and how it comes to fruition in individuals. Outliers has served to teach students the means of being successful and the importance of seizing opportunities as they come. Personally, Outliers has changed my views of success in numerous ways. Before reading said book, I had always assumed people who were naturally talented or had specific privileges were the only ones who could get far. However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals.
When he was 11, it as thanksgiving and his parents did not have no money to buy food. Someone heard about it and came to their home and gave them food, later that day his father left and never came back. He was also abused as a child. Robbins still became a successful entrepreneur. Gladwell has great evidence to show how people may become successful but I do not believe that may always be the case.
In his mind no one would tell him what to do anymore even if it was positive. So in order to help him better I enrolled at CCU. If it doesn’t help him this time I know that God will use me again and again. One of my girls we minister to we met 4 years ago.
Jeremy Montoya, an IT architect supervisor at the City of Mesa, is college graduate from not one, not two, but three colleges. “I think I came a long way” said Mr. Montoya, especially considering how and where he was raised. He never had any role models but he did have motivation. Everyone was always telling Jeremy, “You can’t do it” or “You won’t be successful”, but what they didn’t know is that they were only driving him to do better….
When my oldest brother, Dylan, was in high school he wasn’t the best kid. He would lie to my parents all the time and throw parties at our house. He barely even graduated high school. Nothing really changed after he graduated either because he didn’t go to college and he didn’t have a job.
Darry has to work two jobs and give up his college scholarship to keep his two younger brothers together as a family.(Hilton pg 24) This shows that some Greasers made personal sacrifices to keep their family members out of a group home. It is important because some Greasers clearly do not have the option to purse their dreams because they do not have the family and money resources. Ponyboy and Soda always leave the door the the house unlocked in case one of the boys wants to sleep at their place. This shows that how some kids don 't even any where to sleep or live because their parents either don 't want them anymore or they don 't have parents.
Ashleigh inspires me as a person because she makes me keep going even when I don 't want to anymore. Ashleigh shows me that even when you have one bad class, that doesn 't mean stop there and quit. It shows you to keep going and fix your mistakes for the next class. There have been a couple of times where I haven 't done well in a class and Ashleigh will tell me to shake it off, know your mistakes, and don 't do it again the next time around. Also, she shows me that there is room for improvement even when you think you are at your top game, which makes you keep going to get to your
I know that other people will have more experience than me in certain aspects but everyone at washburn is there to succeed. The way i accomplish goals are different for me, once i start to self doubt and realize i might not achieve it, i take in mind all the alternatives to still have a chance. One alternative is seeing the “why not 's”. Finding them is easy , but actually solving the problem is where it gets difficult but not impossible.
I can continue, even after graduating, to always complete tasks that I commit to, especially in my future career. I’ve found that if I don’t completely a commitment or complete it as best as I could, I feel guilty and disappointed in myself, because I know what I’m capable of doing and I won’t accept anything less than that. This theme relates well to my next theme, strategic. When it comes to assignments and tasks, I like to look for the best route to get it done.
These values show professionalism, which will in turn help you get the leadership position you desire. Dedication is really putting all your extra time and effort in to making whatever you are a part in the best it can be. A dedicated student will not come up with excuses to just to get out of rehersal or a show. You also need to pick someone respectful, for multiple reasons. One of which is so no problems occurr in the program, because when someone is disrespectful they make others frustrated with them and arguments begin (which is never ever a good thing for a group program).
My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to
He felt like he wasn’t good enough for his biological family then he wasn’t good enough for his adoptive family. As a result his anger and confusion began to build and eventually began to effect his social and occupational life. During high school, Tyler didn’t participate in sports or develop many relationships with his peers. Although Tyler’s adoptive parents raise him and taught his just as Cody’s parents did, he began to regress and eventually began thinking that he didn’t have to work for anything in life and that people owed him something. As a result he hasn’t kept a steady job and doesn’t attend college.
As an individual, there is only one me. I try not to follow anyones example but my own. When someone tells me that I can’t do something I will work harder than ever to prove they are wrong. When I say that I am going to do something, I will do anything and everything I possibly can to get it done. Not once have I thought that I was unequal to the next person.
When we received one toy from the neighbor, we have learned to share this toy. They taught us that playing outside was really fun. My parents tried to give us a better life than they had. I have been discipline by both of my parents, but I never been abused, and mistreated by any of them or by any families member. No matter what, my family have always been there for me, teaches me some moral value, how to respect, forgive, and appreciated every day that I am living for.