As to show she is a straight A student which to me seems to take a lot of hard work, and Lupe has only missed one day elementary school. Additionally, after she found out she could play marbles, she practiced up to three hours at a time. Along with practicing for hours at a time she practiced shooting, squeezed an eraser, and did finger push ups. “One, two, three…” she groaned.” From this evidence I can tell how hard she worked, and she probably did this every day.
In the short story “Marble Champ” by Gary Soto teaches us a lesson that if you work hard you will succeed. A scientist named Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” In the beginning of the story, we notice how Lupe learns that hard work pays off.
One year ago I confidently tried out for a travel soccer team, only to be disappointed, now I 've learned that hard work always beats talent. My dad always told me that hard work always beats talent when talent fails to work hard, but I never really thought of it that way. Once the tryouts had started I depended on the talent that I had. By the time it was the second day I was feeling really confident that I had this in the bag.
So she started to squeeze an eraser for hours building her muscles up. So her shot and accuracy could help her win, which would help her think she is as good at sports as anyone else. In addition she did push ups on her fingers making her finger more powerful to help, which is a hard thing to do. Secondly, Lupe ran home threw her backpack down with her homework and dashed straight up to her room to practice setting aside school which she loves, to practice that's surprising. Also, Lupe worked so hard her thumb became swollen with muscle showing she tried hard on every practice shot and exercise.
Mrs. Tomas Still has to practice the moves so that she can will know what to do and how to teach us. It's hard because I have to practice everyday for at least 1 hour. I have to go to practice with my Guard group twice a week, and then practice at home for another hour. So the days are long, but worth it in the end when we preform. Mrs. Tomas Said," There are two different kinds of performance That we can do.
Being dauntless and believing that you can be lifted in the air and come down safely. Pushing away mental blocks, and believe that you can is very essential. Especially at competitions when other teams seem very intimidating and more skillful it 's important to have bravery and believe that you will perform your best and do amazing. If you don’t believe you can do it, It won’t happen. Before I do something that I have even the slightest doubts about, I will imagine myself doing it over and over again.
Lastly Lupe challenged herself to exercise. At the beginning of The Marble Champ we see Lupe is always challenging herself to try new things. First challenged herself to try new sports. addition Lupe tried soccer, for soccer one time she kicked the ball in her own goal, baseball, and basketball and she is no good for them.
As proof she practiced against her brother who also won the marble competition and her neighbor. In the story her neighbor Alfonso said “Man, she’s bad! She can beat the other girls for sure. I think.” When Alfonso said that to Lupe it shows that she has been practicing because in the beginning of the story Lupe said she would never be good at and sports which means she has been very working hard.
When lupe is making her thumb stronger that means she can throw the marble harder and farther. This shows that lupe is a role model and hard working. Furthermore, lupe is a role model because she is intelligent. For example in paragraph
This chapter describes the beginning of Luma’s life in Decatur Georgia. Luma finds a job waiting on tables, and eventually start looking for a job as a soccer coach. She found a job coaching an all girls soccer team at Decatur-Dekalb YMCA. Luma’s practice routines were strict and many of her players ' ' and their mothers complained and or left. However the players who were insistent on staying had seen an elevation in the team’s performance.
Lupe learns to never give up when you are trying to reach your goal. Lupe does this by, never stop practicing. She keeps squeezing even though her thumb hurts. She also, did push-ups on her fingertips. She did this constantly every single day, even though her fingers hurt.
Gordy Smith is from the story, Stepping on the Cracks and is one of the main protagonists in the story who plays the role of the “neighborhood bully.” Throughout the story it is easy to see that Gordy is disrespectful because he’s obnoxious, because he’s aggressive, and because he’s cruel. However, Gordy is most likely driven by his motivation, which is attention since he has been neglected and abused by his parents.
For many years I was interested in becoming the greatest soccer player in the world but I practiced only like once every two weeks. I started noticing that all of my friends were surpassing me in soccer and becoming a lot better than me. I asked myself, “how am I going to become the greatest soccer player in the world if I rarely practice and all my friends are becoming better than me?”. I told myself that I would become better than all of my friends again and that I would practice everyday for three hours.
Recently, a superstar Roger Federer was upset by teenage Alexander Zverev - and you can too, by getting rid of your nerves and doing everything you can. Play against stronger competition Constantly play against stronger competition and players with different styles. Over time, you will improve your style of play and at the same time, learn a tip or two. If you are bested constantly by better players, don’t dwell on the losses and lose your confidence. Instead, dwell on the lessons and listen to what your coach has to say.