Kirsten Jett, a Boston Marathon qualifier, struggled with depression for her whole life and decided to pick up running. Running did not cure her depression, but she said, “I credit all those miles for keeping me from sinking back into depression.” Currently, as stated in a poll from ADAA, only around fourteen percent of people turn to the regular use of exercise as a way to manage stress. This percentage of people is too small compared to the number of people with mental health issues. Overall, with mental health cases rising in the United States, there should come more discussion about how to treat the issues and resolve the taboo nature around them. Maybe one day, people will openly talk about their mental health without the fear of
However, during the Districts race, around the beginning of the third mile, I experienced a pain in my side unlike any pain I had ever felt before. It was a difficult race to finish, as I wanted to give up. It would have been acceptable if I gave up, as we later learned I experienced a diaphragm spasm. Instead, I remembered the goal I set for myself, to be fully present in every workout and race, and to push through every obstacle I faced. So, I ran on, finished with a career personal record.
Dedication is a feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something. Dedication is even in the title No Easy Day. What the title means is that if you put your mind & body into what your doing, its not going to be easy because your pushing yourself through so much pain & suffering to get better at what your doing. There are other quotes if dedication in this book. Another one is " The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday".
For example, It 's been four hours of trying this new trick and I 'm exhausted but I don 't want to stop until I finally land it. Now the determination is great at this point however, this is going to get you nowhere. I take a break and actually break down what I 'm trying to achieve in simple steps. Next, I make a checklist in my head marking off everything I 've been doing right and what this does is help set priorities on what to work on. After I use this trick that has been passed on through generations of my sport, which I also believe will help in any given situation.
I started inflicting physical pain upon myself as a way to distract from the emotional turmoil I had been in for so long-- and it worked. Bringing pain upon myself cause me to not focus so much on what had been going on inside my head for so long, but unfortunately, this had not gone unnoticed. I wore long sleeves year-round so no one would know what I had been doing, but when it is 95 degrees outside and you wear long sleeves, people begin to notice. My mother finally saw the damage I had done and her response was “why did you do
I was encouraged to read and write more. However, it didn’t help, my spelling remained poor, as did my reading, writing and grammar. I consider myself extremely competitive which I believe has contributed to my success to date. I always strive to be the best and get extremely disheartened when I am not good at something. I believe this has resulted in such a disliking for reading and writing over the years as I could never do
Everyone in this world may run into an experience with failure. It might stop a person from moving forward, but it also could be a turning point that drive you to a successful path. The key point depends all on yourself, and carry a heart that keeps you walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. And yet, I have crossed over my own hurdles, and ready to face more. Track and field day was coming soon, I was with my third grade class ready to practice for running hurdles in PE class.
Everywhere I go, they hate me”. (pg. 35, line 9) He was so confused he was asking for forgiveness so he didn’t feel alone, so he felt loved. Everyone pushed him away, he created fear to the people because of his complexion and size. He didn’t have any feeling but anger and hopelessness so he made everyone else around him feel his pain.
Most perfectionists hate to make mistakes. When they do, they feel so guilty that they will feel downhearted for weeks, or even months, or maybe years! This is especially when it relates to their career. I once made a very terrible mistake on my career. Well, I successfully ruined it.