Failure Essay

555 WordsFeb 27, 20133 Pages
In the words of the infamous Denis Waitley, “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” As a young teenager, you experience several different situations and you make some of the broadest decisions there are to make. When you are faced with reality and have to make a decision you always think of a way to make sure you don’t fail yourself in the process of being wise. I experienced failure for the first time my freshman year of high school. I thought that having friends and “wilding out” was more important than doing my work and going to class to learn my lesson. I allowed my peers to negatively influence me and the way I thought and acted. Unlike some teenagers, I took this as a positive experience in life. During my freshman year I had to learn that the main people that may say they have your back and claim to be your “friend” are the key ones that turn on you in the end. They are the ones that degrade you in order to build themselves up. They are the main ones stabbing you in the back and smiling in your face at the same time. You’re more like their stepping stool instead of their “friend.” I had to learn my freshman year that I was the only one that had my back and believed in me. I constantly set myself up for failure just to be accepted by other classmates. To fit in was my dream, but it failed me majorly. As a freshman, nobody informed me on the to do’s and not to do’s. My biggest problem was skipping class and rebelling against those who had my best interest at heart. I paid more attention to the funky little boys instead of my work. I ditched school just to be cool with upperclassman. I disobeyed my orders at home, because my friends did it, so I thought it was okay for me to do as

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