Have you ever worked super hard for something and good things came out of it? Or in other words have you won a competition or just have done really good at something that you tried really hard to achieve? Well, the protagonist, Lupe Medrano in, ”The Marble Champ,” by Gary Soto, does exactly that. From achieving your goals to feeling good about yourself, hard work is always the right choice for people all around the world. Hard work always pays off.
All my life I have been an extremely competitive person, and I have always strived to be the best that I could be. Therefore, to me, this quote means that one must know how to follow rules and play fairly in life before they strive to be the best. Cheating and lying may seem like a way to find success, but these tactics lead to false success. In order to find genuine success, one must follow the rules. Gymnastics has been a part of my life since I was three, and it has always been an enormous commitment.
I see that other people are very important and there are a lot of things I can’t do on my own. Depending on a team is an amazing experience. I will always know that even now that Cheerleading season is over, our team will always be there for each other. I will forever be a part of my cheerleading squad and the memories I made will never be forgotten. My high school career has been very difficult at times, between working, keeping my grades up, and participating in extracurricular activities.
I hope what we did shows them, no matter your size, no matter your age, no matter height or weight, if you put more work in then the next guy you will be successful. No matter what just play you heart out and leave it all on the field. Do to the actions my teams and I have accomplished in those years I believe my family will think highly of me for working hard and playing my heart out, but that's part of the reason they will think highly of me. I feel they will because we set the bar high for the oncoming district teams as they will have to work insanely hard and long so they can accomplish something we didn't. As I may be athletic and played in the regional tournament I wanna be remembered for something more then that, I wanna be remembered for who I am as a person, my traits could have played into this as I am the person to make people laugh when down, or always joking around and happy, alone side that I am hardworking and I want my teachers to always remember me for that as I work hard day in and out during school.
It has been around for thousands of years. Those that have power are afraid of someone taking that power away from them, and they do not like feeling inferior to others since they have never experienced that. It is not right for people to think like that, and if there is to be further progress, then people will have to set aside their differences and come together. People need to stop thinking of others as different because of their income, race and such because in the end we are all human beings. The system of class differences should be changed because it is only hurting people, and that everyone could benefit from the change.
I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself. Maybe I'll fear the fact that they both have their blood running through my veins and I have watched the struggle and the pain, and in twenty years I don't want to live the same way. I want to be different; to be everything everyone ever expected my to be, and more, but not for them. I'll do it for me. I want to do better and give my kids better than what I have, give my husband a better marriage than what I see, and give myself a better life.
Year-Round Schooling Summer break is great. We all think so. But when you walk into Algebra 1 your first day back at school and the teacher says, “Pop quiz! Lets see what you know!” And that’s the moment when you realize that you don’t remember anything from the previous year. Year-round schooling is a better system than traditional because it’s better for students learning, it keeps kids involved and engaged, and, as much as this might surprise you, it doesn’t mean less vacation time.
In my early years of coaching, I was adamant that to get to the top was hard, but staying on the top was even harder. It demanded, or so I believed a ‘24/7’ commitment. The message I was delivering was “To be the best, everything in your life must be geared to get you there.” Two things happened to me in the first few years of my coaching career that changed that thinking. In my early days, I had some very talented girls who ran for me at St. Patrick’s School. They were all great students who would go on to have very successful lives later in life.
What is success? We all want to be successful, but what does it mean? To a child, success may mean not getting into trouble at school. To a student, success means getting an A on a test. For a dance team, it may mean winning a competition.