The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
I have had to face many obstacles in my life. I have learned that every obstacle can either make you stronger or brake you. If overcoming the obstacle were easy, everyone would do it quickly and without any difficulties. It is the joy of overcoming the obstacles that makes everything so much worth it. In my case every obstacle has had a purpose. Three unforgettable obstacles that I have overcome are my childhood, an abusive domestic violent relationship, and jail time.
Throughout everyone's lifetime, one will confront an obstacle. Obstacles can obstruct or hinder one’s process. Most of the time obstacles have a negative a affect on people because of how difficult they can be. Not making a team, loss of a loved one, loss of a job are some examples of common obstacles that occur to many people. Obstacles are barriers that block people from pursuing what they want to do. They are present in every journey of our life, no matter how big or small. The importance of overcoming obstacles is learning new skills, determination and creating new opportunities.
In my culture, society looks down at mental illness and when news of mental illness gets out in the society, one’s reputation is pretty much destroyed. My elder brother, Imran, was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was a teenager. My family was still living in Bangladesh at the time and my brother’s illness was treated as a secret by my parents. My parents went above and beyond to hide my brother’s illness because we come from a culture that is quick to condemn parents for their children being abnormal, my family felt very protective of the fact that we had mental illness in our family. Family visitation and guests in our home were strictly monitored by my mother and my siblings and I were coached to make excuses for my brother. My brother’s illness shaped me as a person because I realized that I needed to be able to overcome the obstacles life throws in my way in order to take care of my family.
Prompt #2: Describe an obstacle that you’ve experienced. What does your experience show about your character?
Have you ever been scared to accomplish a challenge? I'm going to be talking about the time when I accomplished one of the challenges that I have always wanted to learn how to do. Some people that were involved or a whiteness of my accomplishment was my sister named Malina and my little cousin named Mazzy .
Starting my second semester in Modern I, I was really excited to see what new things I would learn and what new goals I needed to set for myself. I was definitely ready to push myself and work even harder than the semester before. During my second semester I set only two new goals and kept one from first semester. The two goals that I set included, getting stronger in my inversions and watching the alignment of my hip. The goal that I kept from last semester was making sure that I was coming to class alert and ready to work. After second semester mid-term, I started to work a lot on building strength in my arms. During class, Professor Hapke would always come over to me and fix my arms while I was in downward dog. To make sure I was gliding
In all the years I’ve been involved in running, I am quite confident that I’ve never heard anyone admit that when they were a youngster they wanted to grow up to be a distance runner.
During the course of our lives, we will all be faced with obstacles. Some may be small, such as losing your car keys. Others may be large, like losing your job. However, if you approach all obstacles with an ambitious attitude, and resilience, as opposed to just whining, moping, and becoming depressed about it, they can be much more easily overcame (Harrington, 2012).
Overcoming anything can seem out of one’s reach. I have faced many obstacles in my life. The challenge I would like to share is obtaining a college education while having a family. Being a strong willed person has helped me to make a way for school. It became an obstacle when, I graduate high school. I had been put on homebound due to; I had my first child just months before I graduated.
My goals are to pass all my classes of at least a 3.5 GPA, study at least 2 hours a day, and to show up to class everyday as possible. I think the biggest barrier is time and the reasoning for that is because you have to make a schedule of when you’re going to study and when to go to bed, so you’ll wake up on time to class. My biggest challenge is procrastination. This is true because I say I’m going to work on it the next day, but I usually don’t and I wait to the last-minute. I assume that I always have the time to work on it later, but end up doing it the day before the assignment is due. My biggest strength is paying attention and writing notes. I say this because I was always taught by my parents, if you pay attention and write notes,
I don’t know how to start this, but I believe that everyone in life at least goes through one sort of form of an obstacle. An obstacle I face in life right now would have to be the fact that my grandma is working her butt off just so she can keep her family alive. The only reason why this bothers me is because I can’t do anything about it. Like I want to help by working, but I’m only 14 and still have two more years until I can get a part time job. Since, I’ve been a little kid, I always admired my grandma. She was my role model. She taught me that in life nothing is easy and that you have to work very hard for the things you want in life. She left her family just so my mom and I would have a better life than she did. I know this is how
My family makes a sufficient amount of money to take care of home necessities, but we only make so much money that we consider higher education a luxury. In addition, growing up without my father I have had to overcome many challenges including a lack of confidence and self love. Over time I have overcome these obstacles and I am proud of the young man I am today. I still find that I am my biggest critic, but instead of getting down on myself, I push myself harder to grow. Making mistakes is something I have accepted and have come to understand in order to get closer to my objectives both onstage and off. Everyday is an opportunity to learn, I make the choice challenging myself and grow as a student and as an artist. My background of growing
My obstacle that i had to overcome proves many things about my def of an obstacle which is ‘‘An obstacle is something that you have to overcome in your life.’’ Having to deal with an obstacle like mine which is having to move to a different city is really something that is a thing you have to overcom in life. I had to make new friend, meet new people, and pretty much have to start miy life all over again because i wont know anything about the city i would be moving to. Having to start over in your life is a big obstacle to overcome and it made my life very hard until i met one of my best friends that i will talk abou later in my story. My def of an obstacle will soon be proven when you read the rest of my life story.
“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”, a renowned statement by Martin Luther King expressing his notion of perseverance. This quote is suitable for all individuals. Upon reflection many of us here today, can relate to this idea to persist and to not stand still as we are faced with obstacles. Personally, myself and family have been faced with hardships, and at times it was difficult to proceed. We have two options: to surrender, and subsist, or to persevere, and truly succeed.