Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Based on my experiences, I agree with Emerson's statement. If you have mastered a task, what is the point of sticking to a pattern? I believe that unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow because you have to go outside of your comfort zone to learn new things and keep yourself excited, becoming stagnant will bore and frustrate you, and you can discover new talents and abilities by going beyond what you are used to. My first reason for agreeing with Emerson's statement is that you have to go outside of your comfort zone to learn new things. Children's little minds are
Have you ever told anyone that you think dance is a sport and they have disagreed with you? A lot of people say that dance isn't a sport, but I disagree. I am going to be telling you three reasons why I believe dance is a sport. My three reasons are competition, practice, and dance is a stress reliever.
In our life, it’s the risks we take that make change grow. “A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” This quote by Albert Einstein is about how sometimes in life, to be truly successful and useful we must take risks even if they put us in uncomfortable or dangerous situations. We will never grow if we first do not step out of our comfort zone. This essay is about a Hobbit who takes a risk and it changes his life forever.
10. The main point the article seems to portray is how we think the way we do, what causes us to change our personality or keep our lives static. Both mindsets have pros and cons. It’s not bad to have a static life to preserve who we naturally are and question those who dare to change us, its about the self. Meanwhile, the growth mindset is the thirst for learning, finding meaning in our misgivings giving ourselves ease for what we experience, its change and innovation.
As a child, I was always extremely passionate about dance as a mode of expression for myself. However, my family’s financial situation never permitted me to take proper classes, and for a while I felt that a dream within myself had been crushed. When high school rolled around, I searched for an activity that would satisfy my dance needs and stumbled upon the extracurricular activity Color Guard, which consisted of flag, rifle, and sabre spinning. I grew excited at the idea of joining an activity in my high school, but what really drew me in was the dance aspect. I would finally be able to live out my dream without bound…or so I thought. In my years of participation, I had the pleasure of becoming a more mature and understanding individual although entering with an adolescent mind.
Jordan Harris is an 11th grade student at Stephens Dance Studios, where she has been studying dance for over 12 years. “I'm pretty sure my mom just signed me up when I was little, but I have been dancing ever since,” she recalled.
In the summer of 2012, my sister and I joined the Saltillo High dance team. For Elizabeth and I, our first pair of shoes were ballet slippers, but our fellow team members had little to no knowledge of dance. Elizabeth and I felt a strong responsibility to use our talents to transform fourteen softball players into dancers. We learned very quickly the cost of being a leader- sacrifice. Elizabeth and I found ourselves searching for ways to improve the team, choreographing routines, and privately instructing stragglers. We sacrificed our time and efforts to push our teammates and serve our community. After three coaches quitting on the team, Elizabeth and I were left with broken hearts. Our unity as sisters and leaders sparked a flame to push
Grit and Growth Mindsets both work together to support success. Grit and Growth Mindsets are both positive things and if you don’t have either of those two things you will not be successful. According to Angela Lee Duckworth and Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, “Grit, however, is distinguished from the general tendency to be reliable, self-controlled, orderly, and industrious, with its emphasis on long-term stamina rather than short-term intensity.” (p.51.) Duckworth and Eskreis-Winkler are saying that Grit is, having the ability to always be able to do something and to do it right way and to work very hard on it and to sustain it rather than not giving your all to it. Growth Mindset is believing you can try harder to fix a mistake you made so that there will be a better outcome next time.
Ethan Frome takes place in Starkfield, Massachusetts, in the late 1890s to the early 1900s. One of the three main characters Zenobia, better known as Zeena, is Ethan Frome’s wife. Zeena and Ethan came to be a couple when Ethan’s mother became sick and Zenobia came to assist her. After Ethan’s mother passed, Ethan felt lonely and did not want Zeena to leave. Ethan fell in love with Zeena and later married her, although she was seven years older than him. After a small time of being married to Ethan, Zeena became sick herself. Throughout the story Zeena went from being a nurse to a patient, only to return to her role as being a nurse for both Ethan and Mattie, the help. In Edith Wharton’s naturalist novel Ethan Frome, the main character, Zeena, is a jealous, hypochondriac who ends up becoming the most responsible character in the novel.
A quote from Doctor Seuss, “Sometime you will know the value of a moment until it become a memory.” What will your legacy be? Everyone wants to be remembered in some way. Whether it is being remembered as the lazy kid who snoozes through class, or the dedicated student who is always prepared for class. For example, a legacy to me is something that is left by a person to be remembered by. A legacy is a person’s reactions to a name. For example, when someone hears my name, I want to be remembered as a hardworking, kind, and helpful peer. My legacy doesnt want to be negative, therefore striving to succeed in my eighth grade year is the best.
Carol Dweck’s article “The Mindset.” Was about two type of mindsets one being a fixed mindset and the other being a growth mindset. The one that I believe to be more efficient was the growth mindset. This mindset means that one can always grow and improve. The growth mindset isn’t something that you are born with, but it is something that you can attain and learn from. People that can help an individual develop a growth mindset is your teacher/coaches, friends, and
certain types of mindsets. One in particular is the growth mindset. “ Yet those people
After reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, I realized that I need to improve on my fixed mindset in a few different areas in order to be the best person I can be. According to Dweck, a “fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you will be judged, the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving” (13). Carol Dweck discusses the two different mindsets and the impact that having a fixed mindset has on individuals in the long run. In order to grow, learn and improve, I need to accept failure, be more confident in myself, and develop better study habits.
A growth mindset is when people appreciate a challenge, they don’t mind failing. The person would rather fail and learn from their mistake then keep
My dance experience trails back to when I was a freshman in high school, getting involved in some classes at my local dance studio. Immediately, I fell in love with this art form and knew I wanted to carry it with me beyond high school. I began dancing as a dance major at Mesa College in Fall 2017. While I am only just beginning to delve into my second semester, I can already say that I have expanded my knowledge of dance and dance technique at Mesa. In my dance classes, I have been able to improve upon my body placement and proper alignment. With the help of my instructors, I am able to work towards improving elements I have always struggled with, such as balance. Even outside of class, like auditioning for Mesa 's dance concert, I have found that the structure and organization of these auditions has helped prepare me for audition processes in the real world. Picking up and retaining choreography quickly is something I tend to struggle with, but these auditions give me the practice necessary to perform to my greatest ability and figure out methods to be on top of my game. Dance is like therapy to me, and after a long day of work or other classes, it feels comforting to have my dance classes as an outlet to express myself and exert my energy into something positive. On that same note, I have felt overwhelming support from my dance instructors at Mesa. There are times where I 've felt alone as a dance major, especially coming to college for the first time and realizing that