The story of my life would simply be titled "determination". Throughout my life I have always been determined to get what I want. I was never a child that asked mom and dad for something and got it, I worked for it. From a young age my mother made me do chores around the house in order to go outside and play with my friends. As I got older, nothing go easier, chores turned into jobs, and my income turned into my alliance. However, one thing that I did realize is that working without passion is not very enjoyable. I began working at a Restaurant as a host, which is not the most glamorous job out there. Fortunately, the Restaurant I worked at was looking for a new local marketing team. Once I heard what the job entailed I jumped on the opportunity;
According to dictionary.com, “any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling” constitutes something as a passion. Passions can be either positive or negative. In my life, my passions influence my actions and my goals for the future. My goals have been a part of my life since I can remember and there are certain personality traits and motivators of mine that push me to accomplish these goals. My passions have originated from events I have gone through and realizations that I have come to. These huge motivators in my life include my desire for happiness, my determination to succeed, and my desire to help others.
Education is something I believe in. When it comes to school all I think of is being a future student of Old Dominion University. Ever since the 7th grade ,when I joined the avid program, I have had the dream to go to college. Teachers at Windsor Oaks Elementary school showed me how fun learning is. Plaza middle school instilled in me that knowledge is key to everything. Green Run High School is helping on my way to success. Education is not just the kind of things I do at school, but instead it is learning new things everyday. I am passionate about becoming smarter and gaining wisdom. Growing up, my parents always applauded my hard work ethic in school because they have realized the immense impact that education has. Education has allowed people to thrive more than anything else. Without
The things that I value in my life are my child, my opportunity to receive an education, my family, the welfare of others, and my future. Throughout my short young- adult life, so far I have concluded that I value these things because they are what touch me the most inside. These things help to keep me motivated, no matter what obstacles are thrown at me. When faced with an opportunity, I will strive to succeed. When staring in the face of adversity, I will overcome. The things that I value are what have morphed me into the person th...
Between poverty and success are many steps that people have to overcome to be successful. People who live in poverty have to solve first base things such as food, health, the place to live, and so on. Compered poor people with other people who have base things, poor people have a big challenge to be successful. Living in poverty can affect the way people think, their motivation led to them to lack goals because the see the big way to be successful. They can see their dreams far away and decide to give up before start to do something to change their “destination”. Some people have different point of view of charity. Others support ideas how to help people to overcome poverty and find
During the [Project Wisdom] program, my principal tells us a quote then he goes on to explain it. For example, he would say, "Danny Thomas once said, 'Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." This quote hit me like a thunderbolt. I was constantly thinking about it. Then I saw homeless people while I was walking home from school. I thought of nothing but the quote, so as I got closer to the homeless people, I pulled out my wallet and gave them a ten dollar bill. The feeling I got when the homeless people looked at me is indescribable. After this experience, almost every time someone is in need of something, I give or at least try to give them what they need because of the self-content it brings me. The "Words of Wisdom" program made a difference in my life by helping me discover that it feels good to serve others.
When analyzing a written text there are a couple of things to look at. Does the author validate what they are writing? This question can be asked in order to figure out the different qualities of the essay itself. How does the author relay the massage? This is another question that can be asked from this analysis. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explains his message very clearly in his text, The World House. Dr. King provides a lot of information to back his ideas and main thesis. He uses examples when he describes what he wants you to know. He is able to relay his message to the proper audience, which happens to be everyone in the world, but specifically to the African American people when he wrote the piece. He is able to set the tone and keep it from the beginning to the end. Dr. King is able to use audience, tone and language to relay his message.
This goes to show that with guts and determination, those who are desperate enough to bring about a change, are the ones who are able to utilize what they have to get what they desire. Poverty, addiction and abuse are major obstacles that individuals from rough background face on their way to success. Moreover, it is their education and their ability to utilize their talents, as well as having the audacity to chase their ambitions incessantly, that helps them utilize and exploit the opportunities that open up for them.
People all over the world suffer from being in poverty. Young and old alike, they are always haunted by torturous questions such as, “When am I going to eat next?” and “How am I going to make it through today?” However, poverty is more than being poor; it’s an understanding that even though one might not acquire a lot, he has what he has, and he must learn to be content with that. Even though poverty is seen as a negative thing, there are a few positive aspects about it that are hidden away in the people who experience it. The only way to see it is to go and look for it. Poverty has a secret power that shows people how to live life to the fullest, and to thrive in the moment with all they have, while at the same time, teaches them how to be
Patrick Combs' book, Majoring in Success, argues that one must find their passion in order to become successful by enforcing that: it is important to admit one’s interests to find out what they like to do, it is beneficial to find one’s true aspirations so that they can narrow down their interests, it is helpful too realize that there are many jobs related to one’s interests so they can find the right job, and it is necessary that one faces their fears so they can be successful. I agree with Comb's argument that it is essential for one to determine their passions in order to gain success because I think that one will never truley be "successful," unless they are happy with what they are doing with their lives. I found gis argument and teaching to be inspriational because they have taught me that in order to succeed failure is bound to happen along the way.
I read voraciously as a child. I grew up in a college town and spent my summers in Middlebury, Vt, where my father taught summer school. That meant I was surrounded by libraries and by people who love to read and discuss literature. During the Vermont summers, one of my favorite places was Middlebury College's rare books room where I read first-edition Louisa May Alcott novels.
“Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and are blessed with the power to achieve it” (Leon Brown). I have this quote printed out and on the wall next to my door so I can see it every day as a reminder to myself. I believe that we all have a purpose on this earth and that everything we go through on the journey there has a reason whether to teach a lesson or set an example. We have places where we want to end up and goals we want to achieve. We set these goals and dreams to help us fulfill the purpose we see for ourselves. I believe my purpose is to help people in their times of need. To fulfill my purpose, I will need to use my personal, academic and career goals to create a pathway to get to where I want to be
”A passion gives you a reason to keep learning and to work toward mastery. It can often give you a reason to travel, and therefore to have the new experiences so key to happiness. It gives you something in common with other people, and so fosters social bonds. It gives you purpose. It often has a satisfying physical aspect-rock-climbing, fly-fishing, and knitting. It gives meaningful structure to your time. It makes the world a richer place. When you're in pain, it can be a refuge, a distraction, a solace.”
One example that I can give in regards to passion and love is personal, one about my own relationship with my husband of over 15 years. We first met when I was 21 and he was 23. Having both been in other relationships before we were not taking it too seriously. However the chemistry, and passion was obvious from the moment we laid eyes on one another. We honestly, thought this would be a fun casual fling. So, after a couple of times hanging out the feelings started to become stronger and stronger, we could no longer ignore the signs. The passion and love was something that neither of us has felt before, and after talking we decided what the hell, let’s give this a go. We’ve never been apart since. I have to say that even after all these years we still have that undeniable connection whenever we see each other. Not to say that there hadn’t been bad times, or times when our sex life was not like it
My strong interests in music, good food, and the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom may seem broad, but they are the essentials for my aspiration in life. These passions are the incentives of how to be a happier and more successful person for me to become.