Yosemite National Park is a national park located in Northern California, attracting countless tourists from countries all across the world for its luscious green landscape, beautiful waterfalls, and variety of different hiking trails. However it is known by many for far more than its physical beauty, and a deep history and significance have created the national park that Americans love today.
Angela Lee Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance to pursue long term goals” (Duckworth and Winkler, True Grit). Grit is putting your mind towards a goal and not to give up, no matter what obstacle that stands in front of you. By becoming a gritty individual, a person gains courage within their self. Having courage, people manage fear of failure and being true within oneself to aim for things they would have never thought they could achieve. Grit is to aspire and succeed in ones future goals in college. Grit is to help maintain effort and interest over time, also to stay committed in spite of adversity. In Duckworth’s studies she showed how gritty people are more likely to become successful than talented people. In a study conducted
In all honesty I have always disliked History classes. But, I can say that this one is by far one of the most interesting History classes I have had. I liked the focused content from the Natives stories, struggles, and achievements. And how with ease the rest of the topics were put together through the course. Making it by far the most relatable class I’ve had, from the modules, to the assignments, and discussions. It made everything easy to understand.
Throughout my life I have experienced many events have have laid down the foundation for the future I am building. One of the most influential and eye-opening was a trip I took to Yosemite National Park during my junior year of high school. The trip was offered to high school students in Northern California, provided by the McConnell Foundation- an independent foundation that awards grants to nonprofit organizations, public education, and government entities. The goal of the trip was to educate students on the importance of the national park, learn about its ecology, explore its natural wonders, and to interact with and meet other students. In my time there, I gained much more than that from the trip. Every day we went and hiked throughout the valley of Yosemite.
Grit, what is this? Is it success, is it failure, or is it talent? As Angela Duckworth said “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in and day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Grit is a combination of strength, persistence, focus, and dedication that helps a person to maintain the optimism and discipline needed to persevere in their goals even if they are head to head with failure. Grit does not depend on talent, IQ, or success. Grit is the ability to fail and learn from your mistake, in order to come back next
There are a lot of different ways people could think of grit. My concept of grit would be having the passion and perseverance to accomplish something. My goal is to one day be a travel nurse. There are alot things that come with nursing, becoming a travel nurse will be challenging but with courage, follow through and excellence rather than perfection you can achieve that goal.
Do you have grit in your life? In order to obtain grit in your everyday life, one must stay determined to succeed even after rejection. One must keep their passion for their dreams even after years and years of trying but seem to not be moving forward. Grit is staying dedicated, keeping your passion, and staying faithful in order
History class in itself has a specific purpose which seems to be frequently forgotten. We learn about violent and horrible events in our past, as well as life- changing and positively impacting ones. From the negative events, we learn what went wrong and how to prevent similar tragedies from happening. From the positive, we gather knowledge and comprehension of the basis of our modern society. We are a self- repairing race, analyzing every flaw and figuring out what caused it. It's an ancient practice, trial and error is human nature.
To be honest, I don't like History classes at all because these have so many things (names, dates, places, ect) to reading and remembering. I'm actually not a person that have a good memory, this is why I spend most of my time on this class. Nevertheless, I have to admit that history is still relevant today because people can get inspiration from the great men of the past throught history. I want to be a Dental Hygienist, from this class I have learned so many new things. I'm not sure this class can be helpful to me in my field, but at least it teaches me what our forefathers experienced and suffered in the past in order to make our country what it is today.
I am Javian Phillips, I am a freshman, I have not decided fully on what I would Like to study, I am from Houston Texas, went to North Shore High School. In the future, I plan on having my own business and or managing a huge company. Working for someone is not really my thing, I've always been attracted to going into business for myself and being the boss of others. My relationship with history has been the same over the years. I have not had a single teacher who has made it exciting or interesting enough for me. Although I have not had the best experiences I do think that history is important. History gives us the opportunity to see how daily life has changed over the years, and what goes into the fostering that change.
When discussing grit, it is important that one understands both sides of the argument. The persistence to complete a goal and the ability to endure adversity is the core of what it means to have grit. Growing up, children were often told the common phrase, “If at first, you don't succeed try, try, again”. This quote is often used to teach children to never give up, a way to ensure that they can triumph over adversity and grow upon their grit. The discussion of grit has grown over the past couple of years with advocators of grit like, Angela Duckworth, having written books and doing lectures on this topic. The same can be said for critics of grit, like David Denby, who has done articles for “The New Yorker”, criticizing the value of just
When I was 14 my brother convinced me to sign up for the Mcconnel foundation Yosemite trip. I had to do a lot of community service which consisted of picking up trash on the side of the road and teaching the kids at my local elementary school about the environment and global warming. I got accepted and it was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I’m outdoorsy and love hiking but, this was a whole different level of hiking. The first couple days were really hard for me because of the extent of the hikes and hiking dozens of switchbacks a day. The yosemite made me realize how beautiful life is and I became a lot more outdoorsy. It helped me figure out who I am. I soon started spending most of my time outdoors fishing and hunting. The yosemite is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to and I’m extremely thankful that I had that experience.
I felt this course has become extremely helpful in learning about and understanding United States history and gave me better overviews of all the significant events that shaped the United States into the great country it is today. So many things I have leaned about in this course were quiet magnificent. The most important thing that I noticed about history is that it’s always changing. No matter how much evidence we have of the past, the way we look at the past can be distorted in many different ways.
Grit is the power of passion and perseverance. Passion and perseverance are not qualities that everybody has. Not everybody who sets a long-term goal achieves it. People who have passion and perseverance are most likely to succeed in life, because passion is what gives us the ability to stick to a goal for a long period of time, and perseverance is the motivation to continue pursuing our goals. Passion and perseverance are the bridges to achieve your goals. In the TED talk “Grit: the power of passion and perseverance” Angela Duckworth explain what will help you to succeed in life and she called it Grit, which she defined it as passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint.