Sure enough, with a lot of help from my mother and my director, I was able to lead the team through the season, ending with us winning 1st place at championships. Through that experience I learned a lot about what it means to be a leader.
My hands wouldn’t keep still, every time I wiped the sweat off them, it would be replaced within seconds it seemed. I was scared if you listened close enough, you could hear the pounding of my heart threatening to burst out my chest. But who can’t keep calm when it’s their first game? We were all nervous, families, and friends came to watch us start the season off. We were playing with only a few mistakes that night, and we worked together as a team, as a result we won our first game.
I believe that overcoming my challenge of being a successful cadet while playing a division 1 sport has helped me grow and will continue help me to grow. When I graduated and commissions as a second lieutenant I believe that over coming this challenge will allow me to better lead and inspire my soldiers. Doubts cross everyone’s mind and my challenge has taught me how to overcome doubts. I will be able to help my soldiers overcome their doubts so they can continue to push on through whatever situations they are facing. I also believe that overcoming my challenge will help me pursue excellence and continue to grow.
Colonel Hal Moore is a perfect example of the type of individuals who graduate from West Point. He is an outstanding leader and a revered graduate of West Point. He possesses all of the necessary qualities of a successful officer. Through his decisive decision making, Colonel Moore is remembered in U.S. history as a very successful leader. One of Moore’s most notable accomplishments was his victory in the battle of Landing Zone X-Ray, showing his superb leadership skills, including decisiveness in predetermining his weak point and in sending his men to defend it.
One achievement that has greatly impacted my life, is the honor of being drum major for the marching band. Throughout the whole audition process, and the season that followed, I have learned important life skills, that will help me in the future. The first thing I learned was that practice pays off. While this is a commonly understood fact, this whole experience has really solidified that idea for me. When I first decided to audition, I attended classes to learn how to conduct.
Motivation is going to be imperative because with more responsibility means more work and more hours. The first action I will take is to help everyone realize the importance of the ORI. Inspirational motivation will help people want to do their best. Intellectual stimulation is what I am relying on to motivate my Combat Challenge team, because I am going to have to put that as my second priority. If I was the only contributor on the team, it was probably a pretty awful team.
I was able to see what right looked like and witness what it took to be successful very early in my career. I would like to leave the same impact on my Soldiers that SFC Mayo did on his. I want my Soldiers to remember me as an NCO that cared for his Soldiers the way SF Mayo did all while being able to accomplish any task thrown my way. I want to be the leader that my Soldiers are talking about years after I lead them. I think that it is clear that you left an impact on a Soldier’s life if they remember you.
After all of the training sessions, I felt ready to go to a meet. I was extremely nervous, but since Christina was there to help me, my nerves eventually calmed down. Before every race, she would help me and give me advice. After every race, she would come over and congratulate me as well as show me where I could improve.
Throughout my high school years, my cross country coach has always told me, “running is a mental sport, which is why it is so tough.” This saying stuck with me throughout my junior year of high school, especially after the cross country season. I have a love/hate relationship with cross country, but it 's shaped who I am today. Running is pain, plain and simple, that is what everyone runner goes through during every race.
The value of leadership is a great value to learn because it makes not only you a good player but it makes your teammates play better too. This value contributes to my game because whenever the team is down I always try to pick them up and be a leader by showing dedication and having skill towards my
I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance.
It shook us, but we knew we still had a chance. All we needed was another match win, but they slowly crept back on us again. Finally with a tied two match win, we went to the fifth and final match. We put it on the court that game. I wish I could say that in the epic comeback match, we came back to defeat the mighty giant.
We got US and even though I didn 't like my teammates the most we ended up doing a pretty good project. My teammate lizette took lead and we got everything done by the due date. When we presented I was a bit nervous but eventually got my nervousness to go away and we pretty much aced that project. This let me grow as a student because I learned about what everybody did in the war from the us to
Unanticipated and lasting character changes resulted from my performing with the Wissahickon Marching Unit. Humility and coping with failure were commonplace lessons in my first year, as I joined amidst a “rebuilding” season with rookies comprising more than two-thirds of the band. Though frustrating considering the quantity of time I had committed with little external validation, the end result was resilience, an unwavering dedication, and greater patience.