This right here is a prime example of how making one decision to get back up after being knocked down can affect the way you are for the rest of life. I could’ve just been like I don't care this is way to hard i don't like doing any of this but I thought of all the positive like my dad had told me and what did it do to me; it made an athlete, it helped me get back into shape, it had made it possible for memories to be made with friends that are family the people who I play with for the remaining years of high school. Nothing that has happened to me has made
Sometimes in life, situations may knock you down to a breaking point of giving up. These situations can make you or break you; but whatever you chose the choice is yours. Challenging circumstances can make you feel as if the world is caving in on you. Moreover, you must learn to push through your trials and tribulations and get back up again. Life never said it would be easy, or challenging. You must continue to keep dreaming, and keep that hope alive within your heart, and strive to become a stronger solider for the next mountain that may come against you. In life, we will not always see good days. However, your good days should outweigh your bad days. As long as you have breath in your body, you will always win the battle that’s ahead of you. The story of Lolo Jones exemplifies this breaking point, and the discouragement she experienced to doubt her dreams.
“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Some people have to overcome challenges to have a meaning in life and not just give up. This is exemplified in, “The Contender,” by Derek Burnett, “Life in the Red,” by Benedict Carey, and “ Paralympic Star makes history on NBA stage,” by E Lancaster. After reading and annotating the articles about a determined Kyle Maynard, motivational Blake Leeper, and a resourceful Lakeisha Tuggle one could make the choice be successful in life and give up. But to do these things, you have to have a good attitude and “cut out” things that aren't a necessity.
Hall of fame baseball player, Babe Ruth, once said, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Throughout my involvement and participation in baseball, I have always kept this quote in the back of my head just to remind myself to keep grinding and stay committed when things get hard. Baseball has taught me, and even my family, valuable life lessons over the course of the last several years.
Debashish Mridha, an American physician, philosopher, poet, and author said, “Whatever happens in life happens to make you stronger. So fear not, accept it as a gift from the universe. Use the event to capture the essence of this journey we call life.” People get stronger from the journey not by reaching their destination. People should see that sometimes the journey is the best and most learning part of the trip not the destination. Everyone has a destinations that can include accomplishments, geographical destinations, death, the ultimate destination. Some learn and take the wisdom and experiences from the journey, and not the destination.
“It ain't about how hard you hit. It is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” -Rocky. In Fever, 1792, a there are a lot of ups, and downs, but they don't last if you move forward. In that quote, it talks about moving forward.
When it comes to a sport that you like, you always want to try your best. But in this story Rocky dedicates his whole time and effort into his favorite sport which is boxing. Boxing to rocky was wasn't only fun loving sport to him it was also hard working and risks. After all his matches he was fully prepared for his all-time big match in his hometown in Philadelphia against the world wide champions.
Has there ever been a point in your life that made you feel like a failure? If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone. Several well-known people, such as Wilbur Wright and Steve Jobs, have dealt with adversity. Wilbur Wright and his brother created the first successful airplane, and it definitely was not easy. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple, and dealt with many difficult events along the way. We have all had moments in life that we found difficult to overcome. When these events occur, we must choose to be resilient. When times get tough, resilience is key to overcoming adversity and achieving success.
Michael Jordan once said, “I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Through the years in my life, I have made myself refer back to this saying several times whenever I fail at something. One time, however, is more significant than all of the others.
Rocky Balboa once said “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.” Countless people coward away from defeat, they lose interest after a loss, they never pursue when their goal is in arm’s reach, they quit because it’s the “easy” way out. Defeat is just as valuable as a victory. It’s not easy to recover from a loss, it’s hard to overcome a loss and become victorious. But the value you gain from getting back up on your feet and going back at it. Is worth more than any victory. A.C. Grayling, a present day renowned philosopher writes an essay on defeat in his book titled Meditations for the Humanist. A series of essays that takes a different view on an individual’s ethics. Which really makes you reflect on how you interpret defeat.
Wayne Gretzky is a great example of why you shouldn’t give up, but simply retry. He is one of the greatest National Hockey players of all times. He has a successful career, but also knows about failing. His advice in life is “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky. The expert at anything has failed at one point in life. So we shouldn’t expect success to be