Perseverance: Overcoming Obstacles

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Perseverance. That’s the one trait you need to succeed. Why? Because it allows you to push forward despite adversity and setbacks, it is build upon the strength of your desires and creates a fire to succeed. I exemplify perseverance by not allowing my past to decipher my future goals. Growing up in Newark was a death sentence for most educationally. Surrounded by Ghettos everyone assumed the only way of life was to sell drugs and to work at Mc Donald’s. My mother did not allow that perception to define our life or our way of learning. She always wanted better for her, for us.
She was unable to take advantage of the opportunities that young people have today. She was taught to work and care for her siblings while dealing with her mother who

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