Power Of Positivity In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The Power of Positivity
Sweat beaded on my forehead as I stood by the beam, anxiously waiting for the judge’s salute. This was the state meet, the opportunity to show everyone what I have been working on all year. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the judges shuffling around papers, trying to find the one with my name printed in black. I turned to the coach for one last reassuring pep talk. “Just like practice. You’ve got this” was the last thing she whispered before I began the longest minute and a half of my life.

The bleachers were filled with anxious parents and gymnasts from across the state. Three events concluded with one to go, I found myself more apprehensive than I’ve ever been. My heartbeat pounded in my ears as I thought about
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A healthy mindset in sports and in life will be more beneficial than however else you choose to approach a situation. In times where you have little confidence in yourself, you must learn to quickly snap out of it.

In the time-honored novel, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the character Friar Laurence was a beacon of positivity. In a town where feud corrupts the streets, a positive mind isn’t easy to have. When Romeo and Juliet came to him requesting marriage, the Friar found it as a way to resolve the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets. He assisted the young lovebirds with their secret marriage and continued to stay hopeful when all seemed to be going wrong. It is vital to be able to stay strong in times of conflict and distress.

Nothing beat the feeling of when my feet finally hit the ground after sticking the best routine in my gymnastics career. The crowd erupted with exhilaration as I saluted the judges and ran to hug my teammates. I felt a weight lift off my shoulders, there was nothing to be stressed about. Courage isn’t easy to have while flipping on a four inch beam, however it makes your skills look effortless. In sports and in life, being mentally strong is equally important as being physically
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