Everyone in this world may run into an experience with failure. It might stop a person from moving forward, but it also could be a turning point that drive you to a successful path. The key point depends all on yourself, and carry a heart that keeps you walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. And yet, I have crossed over my own hurdles, and ready to face more. Track and field day was coming soon, I was with my third grade class ready to practice for running hurdles in PE class. I had never ran hurdles before, so I was quite excited. The first time trying it, I ran and jumped. Everything went well; I was quite confident about it. For the second round, I ran and jumped just like the first time, but it didn't turn out like what I had expected. I hit the hurdle and fell down badly. With the pain, I still got up and went to jump for another one. Unfortunately, I failed again. My knees hurt, but my heart hurt more. I still …show more content…
It was the time I decide to change, I wanted to conquer my fear. So I made my own hurdle out of a box, and I practiced it every day at home. Finally the day I had been waiting forever had come. I was still scared but also every excited, because I'm not sure if my training will work or not. I was worried about everything, worried what if I fell down again, worried to be embarrassed in front of everyone, worried that fears would over take my strength. Even though I had been practicing for a long time, I still don't know whether I could cross over the deep part inside of me or not, where the wound haven't been healed completely yet. I ran and jumped as hard as I could, and I made it. I continued to jump over another and another. The sense of achievement was filled out my heart, I was so proud of myself, I'm so thankful that I didn't live up my effort. The only one who can beat me is me, I have won this battle of fighting against the
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The long-form essay, “What It’s Like to Fail”, was written by and about David Raether, a former comedy writer who became homeless. After reading his compelling story, I noticed David used two rhetorical strategies to develop his main idea, which was failure can happen to everyone, but anyone can recover from it. The two strategies he used were organization and details. David Raether used organization to show the long process of failure in his life. In the beginning of the essay he talked about his life before his failure and described how successful he was as a comedy writer.
Many individuals experience different amounts of failure in their lifetimes. Many learn and grow from their defeats and others let it keep them from succeeding. I made sure that failure was another obstacle to success. Icons like Randy moss didn’t let failure get the best of him when he didn’t make the freshman high school football team, and look at him now, he is one of the best Football players of all time.
I competed in an individual event, the 110 meter hurdles, but in the preliminaries I false-started and was disqualified from the race. I was extremely hard on myself but I had to suck it up and become a team player so that I could come back and compete in the shuttle hurdle relay. I didn’t want to let my team down. In the relay I was the first leg, which is the first to run.
In middle school, gym class wasn’t one of my favorites classes however I refused to fail it. For my final exam in gym class we had to run around the gym track ten times. When I first did it, I could only complete four laps and I had to walk the rest of them. I began to practice just running around so it would become a norm so I wouldn’t get tired anymore. I wasn’t mad and upset that I couldn’t complete the task the first time.
During my final year of Cross Country around Regionals at Oglethorpe, I ran my final race for my high school career. Banks County was nearly number one in the State, the furthest we had ever ranked in history, and spirit and hopes for State Championship were high. I was nervous, like nobody’s business, I had messed up during my senior night because I was upset for my parents for not showing up and escorting me. And I was scared that I was going to do horribly. But as I ran, I realized that if I let my past mistakes and failures hold me back or get in my way, so I ran, harder and better than I ever had before and apparently even beat a “skinny kid”.
Michael Phelps, a professional swimmer, once said, “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits,” (¨AZ Quotes¨). This quotes shows that throughout one’s journey they will eventually have to go against many obstacles, and have to find a a way to get through them.
For the rest of the night I felt euphoric; nothing could drag me down. One extremely intense month of practice and I achieved what I thought was initially impossible. Based on this, I formed a fresh outlook on challenges: I can accomplish anything I set my sights on so long as I work for it with everything I have. However flawed this view may be, it will serve me incredibly well over the next few
I have succeeded and failed in so many things. When I fail, I get back up and try again. I failed when I tried out for Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts. It was very depressing, but I got back up. This year I was trying out for Booker T. Washington High School of Preforming and Visual Art in the dance cluster.
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.
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.
My opponent dropped to the ground, knocked out cold. In the end, I felt victorious as if I had the world in my hands. I learned to overcome my fear, and pain from hard work, dedication, training, being knocked down, and also listening to my inner voice; but in the end it was all worth the time and effort since what did not kill me, only made me
One of my experiences with failure took place when I was in fourth grade. There were many problems accumulated and I was a child who needed people to see if I did my homework or study for the test, because I couldn’t concentrate and was distracted by anything in the room. My brother also had problems that year, he needed more attention because he didn’t get along with his math teacher and my Mom was always after him with the homework; otherwise he would have failed Math at the end of the year. In fourth grade, the teacher that was assigned to us was one of the strict teachers that were in that school
In our life, there are periods of challenges that we must face, but the real challenge is how we grow and learn from overcoming them. Being naive children, we believed that life was simplistic and effortless. Well, we were wrong, we can only yearn for life to be easy. Growing up, we continue to face countless hurdles that only get bigger and bigger. My life, in particular, has been filled with numerous up and downs.