Drill team gave me the knowledge that grades in high school do play an important role in life and I knew that if I put enough heart into it I would succeed. My coaches made an impact on me because they differentiated me from other and made me realize that I made a huge difference to the team. They gave me the opportunity to showcase what I had, which made me sense I was notable and helped to raise my confidence. I have never been able to adjust to situations as well as others but the confidence I gained from drill team experiences helped to change that. My confidence plays a big role in the person I am today.
This is what motivated me to want to change myself and become a better person before it was too late. I started getting good grades in school and realized what I needed to do my best to get away and experience life outside of my community. My family is the reason why I want to help people. I think that if the right people were in place when my family has made this life changing decision they wouldn’t have slipped up so bad. I see a lot of people that have a lot of talent to reach new heights but they allow childish ways and mistakes keep them from reaching their full potential.
I was young and immature and was having to grow up way to fast. I wanted to prove to myself and my family that the choice I had made was a good choice. I needed to be a good parent and a devoted wife. I wanted to raise my children with their father together. I believed that was the right choice I was still making.
The differences that Youth services have made in my life are going to help me in the community and make a difference in the future. I have developed skills that should benefit me in college and in life. I am smart, so I know I can make the right decisions. I am mature, so I know I can manage my own things. I am reliable, so I know I will try my hardest not to disappoint my fellow classmates and teachers.
“If there is no struggle there is no progress,” these words spoken by Fredrick Douglas, reflect the essence of my families’ motivation to stay strong and always peruse a better life. This quote is especially significant to me because it reflects my drive and passion to achieve my own dreams in life. My parents played a major role in inspiring me to help other people, and to work hard to achieve my goals; they thought me by example. I realized that I have been blessed to have the parents that I do. I deeply value what they have thought me: the strength, integrity, and compassion for others.
This has always been in my head as I make tough decisions. It's very important to me to know that I am perceived as an individual with strong ethics. I believe, because of my dad's teachings, that the way I am perceived is extremely important. However, I know that it is equally important to live up to those expectations. Because of their strong moral backgrounds, my parents are huge role models for me.
It felt great to have good grades and to know that I tried my best to make it happen. From 6th grade to 9th grade, I learned that if I actually tried my hardest, then I could succeed. I choose the maxim “No one knows what he can do until he tries” because I never knew what I could actually achieve academically until I tried and truly gave my all. I believe that if you don’t think you can do it, you should ask if you are truly trying your hardest. I hope that people can learn from my mistakes and give it their
Fixed/Growth Mindsets A situation where I have had a continued fixed mindset is my relationship with my father. I always thought that if I tried harder, was better, walked more the path he chose for me rather than my own that one day he would accept me and love me unconditionally. That he would try to forge some type of a relationship with me. My mother left when I was a teenager. I could have gone with her, but my father had all the power and money.
Thank God- that I have been able to succeed in most of my goals. Despite the things that I went through in life, I thank Adversity for being in my life because it has made me prepare for future challenges. Also, it has helped me to recognize the importance in gaining my education to better my life and that of my daughter. I believe that though I am now a single mother, having my education will open doors for me and make me a good role model for my
I did have some pressure from my parents to get good grades and to learn right from wrong. So the law of influence was a big thing because I wanted to be just like my parents. In my teen years, I was also using the law of influence because of how much I wanted to impress and get the approval of my parents. I guess through my whole life I was looking for approval from my elders in my life. I also wanted to grow up to do something to help people.