I can relate to the above quote. During my first years of high school, I did not take my academics as seriously as I should have. I did not set goals so that I would not disappoint myself. I have learned my little decisions I made impacted my grade point average and class ranking. Also I realized I needed to make some academic changes.
My grades have been better since then, the year after I passed all my classes. My mistake from sophomore year jolted my life greatly but I’ve learned from it. I believe the reason I did poorly was that I was overwhelmed, many argue that sophomore year is the hardest of all four years in high school, I’d say I can agree with that majority. Mistakes aren’t always all negative, if people didn’t make mistakes then they wouldn’t know what to do to better themselves; nobody is perfect and no one should be. We are taught about the mistakes made in history so that we can learn from them and ensure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes that have already been made. The thing I learned from my failure is to have faith in yourself and believe that you will fix your mistakes. And don’t allow any negative influences to discourage you. Since then I’ve made an effort to start pushing myself to accomplish my goals for myself to do well to make myself proud because another thing I learned is that it’s not healthy to obsess over achieving your goals to please someone else who never seems to be pleased no matter how hard you
The quote teaches a valuable lesson too. The lesson it teaches later in life or sooner is that if you just wait, soon it will later happen, you must be patient and later something unremarkable and so valuable you would do outstanding, and once you do that it will or should remain a memory or it should.
Augustine begins his autobiography with a prayer and meditation. This is fitting because the main theme of The Confessions is to praise and thank God. He begins by saying that God has, “made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you.” This is a very good point because it is a reflection of Augustine’s struggle to find piece with himself. Throughout the rest of the book Augustine is constantly changing his beliefs and looking for the truth, his heart is restless. And it is not until he finds the Catholic faith and has his conversion that he finds piece. Augustine like all philosophers is a lover of truth.
Many students go through their academic career struggling to balance school and personal life while maintaining focus in the classroom. In the passage, “In the Praise of the ‘F’ Word,” Mary Sherry argues that the only way for unfocused students to become motivated in their academics is for teachers to threaten them with a failing grade. We should disagree with the author because many students struggle with obligations outside of school, personal problems, and family responsibilities. Therefore, many students would not improve their studies once they receive a failing grade, but instead, become overwhelmed with failing and attempting to balance numerous other responsibilities.
Even though we ended up losing that day, we became closer as a team and my positivity became contagious. Another life lesson that Jimmy Dean's quote inscribes is that instead of viewing my mistakes (and hardships) as negative failures, I must regard them as positive learning experiences. This has been applied to many instances throughout my teenage years. When I was training for my job at Jumpstreet, I made several mistakes during the first week. I pressed the wrong keys on the register and told our guests incorrect prices. Instead of becoming dispirited, I told myself, "Well, now I'll never make that mistake again!" and I quickly learned the correct keys and prices. Another life lesson this quote is applicable to is that I must work hard and do whatever it takes to achieve my dreams and goals. Since my childhood, I have been exceptionally determined. I am invariably on time, extremely persistent, and I have never gotten any grade other than an A in all of the twelve years I've been in school. I went to several interviews, practiced driving at least three times a week, and continued to earn straight A's at the same time. The day I turned 16, I got my driver's
With the increasing trend of students attending college after high school, the number of college students are increasing rapidly as well as expectations to do well in every aspect of it. In the article by Amy Yao “Never Let Them See You Sweat: The Myth of Effortless Perfection”, she describes how students are being put more and more pressure to be “perfect” in all aspects that are important in college, especially females. Her claims and use of quotes bring about a perspective of how students may be overworked by the many complicated aspects that go into being a successful student, but it can be looked at with a new perspective of stress builds character.
On the surface level, one could assume that when a person makes a mistake, they have failed. Most would come to the conclusion that if one does not do something correctly then they will have failed at what they were trying to do, and this shows that the first part of this quote is, essentially, accurate. However, when paired with the second part of the quote, the first part becomes clearer. A person that makes a mistake is not necessarily a failure unless they learned nothing from the mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, but that does not make everyone a failure. Being a failure constitutes so much more than making simple mistakes. Unless someone repeatedly makes the same error and does nothing to improve, they should not be considered a failure. This can be exemplified by a rather simple comparison: if one forgets to turn in one assignment for a class, they will not necessarily fail, however, if they constantly do not turn in their assignments, they will most likely end up failing the class. Repetitious errors demonstrate a lack of ability to improve one’s self which probably shows a lack of caring. This would constitute a failure because the person is doing the same thing over and over again without trying anything new that would warrant a different result. Unless a person does not attempt to correct their mistake in any manner, they should not be considered a failure, but if they have gained nothing from the experience, then they are a failure because the opportunity to learn something new was presented to them and they did nothing with it. One mistake does not define a person, but rather the ability to learn or not to learn from mistakes is what defines a
This quote is found in first part of the book in chapter two. I chose this quote because this relates to me, if I put effort and hard work I can do. Just like if Pi he did not any put effort he would have not become a good swimmer but he did same with me even if it is towards my academics or extracurricular, you still have put the same time and effort no matter what you are doing you can accomplish with right mindset. Also, I know that it is hard work but in the end you will be glad that you put effort and time. When I compete for anything I want to give 100% whatever I am doing.
My favorite quote is “tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Everyone has mountains they must be able to climb over throughout their life. As long as you don’t let these mountains defeat you, you will make it through the hard times and you will come out even stronger than you were before.
This quote is found in first part of the book in chapter two on line ten. I chose this quote because this relates to me, if I put effort and hard work I can do anything. Just like if Pi did not any put effort he would have not become a good swimmer but he did. Same with me even if it is towards my academics or extracurricular, you still have put the same time and effort no matter what you are doing you can accomplish with right mindset. Also, I know that it is hard work but in the end you will be glad that you put effort and time. When I compete for anything I want to give 100% to whatever I am doing.
My earliest advice I wish to bestow on other students is never to let a low score discourage you. I recall, I sometimes felt disappointed as well as devasted after receiving a low grade. As a result, my performance in each of my classes began to decline; however, my outlook on his started to shift when I realized instead of being discouraged about each
This quote means that even when you try agin it still may fail, but through failing you become better. A time I have failed, but have failed better was when I was trying to read a book,but I would have to start over because I would not read it for a few days, and forget what would happen in the first half of the book. Now I read when I have down time, but sometimes I
Failure is not an option. That was instilled upon me at an early. I took this mantra with me when I attended Special Forces Combat Diver School at Key West in 2010. My drowning and subsequent failure at Dive School resided in my mind for months to come. I assumed everything I hope to achieve was lost. After the summer had passed and as the semester was about to begin, I recognized that I could still achieve my goals, but it would take time, dedication, and sacrifice. I had to prove myself above my peers. I was already in my junior year of my Political Science degree with at least 4 more semester’s worth of courses to complete. In addition to my ROTC curriculum and working part time, my academic scheduled was already overwhelming. After detailed research and intensive analysis, I realized I could achieve a second