Wild Paragraph Three Overcoming adversity requires acceptance that things must change and the determination to do so. Once that adversity has been overcome the feeling of accomplishment is even greater than imagined. In the book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Strayed had been hiking for awhile and realized that she started to run out of water and started to get really dehydrated. Her guide book said that there was water nearby but she didn't know if it was close enough to make it to before she might die of dehydration. She started to reflect on her accomplishments and said, “In spite and because of its hardships and I’d gotten myself into this place on my own two feet” (Strayed 195).
“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time,” Malcolm X, and activist overcame adversity by learning from his defeat. Adversity affects our world today too. With our harsh rules and drive to be better, one must strive to succeed and overcome the hardships. While there are many qualities needed to overcome adversity, having faith, keeping composure, and receiving support are vital in order to overcome adversity.
Who is Timothy Lucious? I tend to ask myself the same question of “Who am I”? At this present day I come to realize that I am a lot of things in this world today. I live by a certain rules in my life: that God comes first in everything I do, Family is the most important thing to me, and Football is my passion and First love. I am a person who loves football, it has been my love and passion ever since I was a child.
When I partially tore my ACL I had to show grit not to give up playing football. It was during warmups for a football game in 7th grade. The offense was all lined up with me as an outside receivor with Derrick on the inside. When Nick hiked the ball I raced to the cornerback ,who happened to be Ethan Goodwin, and started blocking him. Then the whistle blew so I looked over at Nick to see what happened and realized that that he had just thrown the ball.
As a student athlete, I have learned to use failure as an opportunity to learn. The moments in which I have "failed" have only helped me grow and reflect on the mistakes that not only I have made, but also those made by others. I was forced to do this multiple times throughout my final season of high school field hockey. Even though the team had players who were devoted and had a true desire to win, the season ended as a losing record in the books. As the primary goalie and captain, this was extremely difficult to accept.
These failures and achievements have shaped who I am today. They have made me a better overall person and have motivated me to reach my goals. I’ve had to overcome many chellenges through my many years of baseball whether it is physical or mental. For me confidence was the biggest key in overcoming these challenges. I never have become so down on myself that I have given up.
The theme in the short story, “The Marble Champ,” by Gary Soto was that hard work pays off in the end. I know this because, Lupe found a sport that she would love and be good at, so she worked very hard to achieve her goals. She worked/practiced day in and day out. And in the end, all of her hard work payed off. Have you ever felt like you had to give up at one point in time.
I thought I was not good enough to be on the team with the people I knew were magnificent players. I learned a valuable lesson: work harder and faster than everyone else. Knowing I was working with great athletes I had to prove myself that I was worthy enough to play on the team. I was beaten and tired out from all the extra training, but it’s what I had to do. I spent nights after practice to work on things I messed up on.
A torn meniscus was threatening to be my baseball ending injury. That is the moment I knew this belief was my only chance to get back on the field. Many people would have reacted and done something different in this situation. All I was doing was sitting and listening to the voice in my head saying over and over, “If you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.
My journey through tough hope has affected me in many ways like this one. When I didn 't make the baseball team I really wanted to make. I was really upset and mad with myself for not making the team. I didn 't practice hard enough to make the team.
Many times, in your life you will find yourself fighting against adversity, whether its physical or mental adversity, you will have to find the courage to overcome it. I read the book, Alex Rider, by Anthony Horowitz and throughout the novel the main character Alex undergoes many struggles and urges himself to fight through them. After reading this book I have come to a realization that the theme is to overcome adversity because of the many times Alex has encountered these moments. The points I will be explaining to you are his unfortunate events building up in his mental state, and his willingness to not give up when his body is telling him to.
People always telling you that you can’t do it and that your dreams are impossible but you don’t have to listen to them this is what comes up to my head when I think about perseverance have the guts to show people that you can do it and not let them bring you down. “ steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” (Perseverance). A great example of a person overcoming perseverance was Jackie Robinson because he had to play in the MLB while overcoming a lot of perseverance like being called black, and that he didn’t belong in the league and even being hit on purpose. Jackie always had a goal and that was to earn each and everyone of the players respect and he always gave his best on the field.
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.
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.
I felt that I was the worst on the team and that because I was so terrible, no one would like me. After only one practice I was ready to give up. I did not want to put in the effort. Fortunately, my parents forced me to continue with the team. I arrived the next day with an intense