Showing livestock has many benefits people don’t realize. Have you ever thought about them? What an individual can gain, learn, and/or experience? Many people often feel showing livestock falls under two categories. One, it is just a waste of thousands of dollars, or two, we get meat from livestock. However, to the people who show, it is so much more than that. Showing livestock is what shapes our youth. They learn a tremendous amount of life lessons as well as a lot about themselves. Once someone starts showing livestock is in their blood and it will never leave.
In Perez’s article, Want To Get Into College? Learn to Fail [ Feb. 12, 2012], failure is the most significant, but hurtful step towards a successful life. If a person has never honestly dealt with failure, how can they possibly ever improve or move forward? It is important to learn and be able to solve problems in society, whether it is for academic or not. If failure is a result of taking a risk, going into an unknown and confusing situation will be the most likeliest place to be. A person who always go into the “safe” path will result in a predictable outcomes but no improvement. Not facing the dangerous path will only lead to the “what if’s”.
You close a door to open a new door. It’s the spark of the beginning of something better. You re-evaluate what you did and come back stronger. Failure makes us rethink, reconsider, and redefine our ways and strategies in achieving our goal. You are pushed to get out of your comfort zone and fight the problems in a way that you wouldn’t normally fight them. You examine the problem from different angles and views. If you really and truly want to achieve your goal, you will try new ways to reach success. Your new attempts will be easier, faster and better. Henry Ford once said: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more
"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes it better is how you react to it." Those words inspire me and many others. Mia Hamm, the most effective citizen of the 20th century is inspirational in many ways. That quote inspires me because even if you fail you should never give up, you should always try as hard as you can.
John Wooden once said “failure is not fatal but failure to change might be”(John Wooden Quote.) Wooden was addressing the idea that one only fails if they do not change after messing up. I never fully understood that principle until I attempted the FFA Creed Career Development Event. After not giving all that I could during the contest, I experienced the worst defeat of my FFA career. I had always thought that Wooden’s statement was only inspire those who had lost, but through personal failures I have learned otherwise.
Despite not placing in the competition, participating in the FBLA county competition was important to me because of the valuable lesson I learned. I had a long speech prepared that I had spent several days preparing and memorizing, and was confidant that I was going to ace it. But the second I stood in front of the judges, I stumbled over my words, lost my place on my note cards, and was so eager to get it over with i rushed through the rest of my speech and didn 't make the time limit. I was so prepared to give a winning speech, i was dissapointed in my inadequacy. Noticing my disappointment, when my adviser came to discuss the performance, he told me he was proud. He assured me that going up there and giving my all was the most important
A failure that I experienced occurred during my freshman year at Chapman University with the women’s collegiate lacrosse team. During my high school lacrosse career, I was a leader and one of the best on the team, but at Chapman University, I was playing with women who were more skilled than I was. After tryouts at Chapman University, my coach singled me out as being one of two people to be put on the practice squad rather than the actual team. At the time, I was absolutely devastated, and felt like my coach was being exceedingly harsh. To me, not making the actual team was a failure. The thought of quitting crossed my mind but not following something through to the end is not in my nature and I realized I needed to apply myself further to
Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” (Swindoll). Life is your own hero's journey, full of tasks and trials. It will throw curveballs at you to try to throw you off the path you wish to follow. In my hero journey, my desideratum kept me on the right path. A desideratum is a guiding belief that help you through your journey of life.
Splash! There I go again failing to water ski. Why does it look so easy for others to do things, but when you try you fail infinitely? Well, four summers ago I was having the same problem. I spent a lot of that time falling face first into water. In those two weeks of constant failure I learned that I can do anything with hard work and perseverance.
Failure does not necessarily mean a stop sign. It is important to find a way to recover when you get knocked back. See any failures as feedback on how you can do better. Successful people have qualities such as positivity, optimism and emotional management. You are entitled to feel the emotions that come with setbacks, but do not make this a permanent state. Build your character and have the strength to find resilience at times when things are going wrong. We are all on the same boat, we have to face major challenges, it is a part of life. Learn to overcome problems.
The moment people stop looking at failure as a learning experience is the moment we become discouraged. Failure is looked at as total defeat and a reason to give up. Sarah Lewis gives a perfect example of the this in The Rise with the story of Ben Saunders and his journey to the North Pole. Ben Saunders continued to fail, constantly taking steps away from success. Surrendering to failure is essential to being successful. The only way to surrender to failure is to look at failure as a learning experience and nothing more.
Experiencing failure is one of the things that drives people to work to the best of their abilities. Failure can also get people to push themselves to realize that they can do much more than they originally thought they could. Throughout my lifetime, there have been many cases where I have experienced failure, but one is much more prominent than the others. This failure has led me to where I am today and helped shape me into the person that I have become.
Throughout my life I have experienced failure; I have failed to be the student that I should have been, I failed to make the basketball team at my school, and I failed my driving test. Failure is the one thing that has driven me in my life and had I not experienced failure than I would not know what the experience was and how to deal with it. What I have learned from failing is that if you fail never give up and to not let you failing keep you from your dreams because if you work hard enough than eventually you will get what you were striving to achieve or at least an alternative that is as good if not better. I tried out for my high school’s basketball team my sophomore and junior year and both times I was cut. This tuned out to be the best
Competition is good among athletes because it has great impact in self -discipline, attitude towards the opponent, and it can be the way to be wise athletes. Competition is like a challenge in our life that whatever happens we do not give up because competition is just a challenge that can we pass and move to the next round of competition. Like life we have many problems in our own life we can’t solve it immediately but we can solve it step by step.
Henry Ford once said, “ Failure is Simply the Opportunity to Begin again, this Time more Intelligently”