How I Had to Perservere Through Fear

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Our fear is the thing that will let us be stronger and let us persevere. That fear will push us on to do greater things in our lives and it might test our limits at times but if we have that courage to let us overcome that fear then we will become the man/woman that people ideal and strive to be but everyone has fear even fireman, policemen, or even soldiers. We all have fear we just need to have the courage to persevere through it. That is what I think when I hear courage or perseverance. My name is Joseph and I am going to share with you my experience with fear and how it pushed me to my breaking point and how I had to have the courage to persevere. In 2011 I was at the beach with one of my very good friends named treven. We were in the water trying to body surf when treven said “hey do you want to learn how to really surf.” Yeah sure” I said with so much excitement that I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. We went and got a surf board. It was foam and plastic with a blue outer layer and a traction pad on the back. The surf board was standing there against the trailer with fins like a dolphin about an inch above the ground. The board was huge and I didn’t know how I was going to carry it all the way down to the beach. When I tried to pick it up it felt so heavy almost like I was picking up an elephant. Treven said “Hear lets pick it up together it will be easier.” “No” I said “I can pick it up by myself.” Struggling to pick it up I put it over my shoulder and started to walk to the beach. When I finally got to the beach I saw everyone relaxing and drinking water and eating sandwiches. Treven and I were walking to the water it felt like I was walking into battle. When I finally got to t... ... middle of paper ... ..., “Well you did, now let’s sit down and eat something.” “Ok”. When I sat down to eat Trevens mom gave me a PB and J sandwich. The sandwich tasted like candy and I was the little kid getting to eat it. I was eating the sandwich when my dad said “So, was it hard surfing and weren’t you scared.” “Yes it was hard but I had to have the courage to persevere through it.” Our fear is the thing that will let us be stronger and let us persevere. That fear will push us on to do greater things in our lives and it might test our limits at times but if we have that courage to let us overcome that fear then we will become the man/woman that people ideal and strive to be but everyone has fear even fireman, policemen, or even soldiers. We all have fear we just need to have the courage to persevere through it. That is what I think of when I think of courage or perseverance.

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