Most of life's situations are learning experiences. People can learn what activities are right or wrong for them by experiences these emotions in different situations. These learning experiences can take place at home, school, the workplace, or anywhere else. The three major experiences that have given me confidence in my ability to learn have all taken place at Penn State University.
One experience that, in the end, gave me confidence was my first semester of lessons with the Penn State School of Music clarinet professor. The Professor was not a personable man. He was very quick to criticize every mistake I was making and was very blunt with his comments. I felt like a failure. I was very sensitive, and began to cry many times. Being that sensitive didn't help at all. When I finally did so something well, he made me feel great. I learned that no matter how badly I am playing, I must stay confident, for crying doesn't help anything. I know now that his criticisms were made so I could work on my weakness in my playing and get better. He was not ...
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- Tyler S. Hunt Mr. Derek Bartholomew ENGL 1113 – 95 21 September 2016 Under Pressure: The importance of confidence as a means to success My high school golf coach enjoyed quizzing his students about the definition of confidence and what it means to the sport. If we were unable to produce the correct definition, which we often were, he would tell us that "confidence is the ability to control your actions and perform while under pressure." Without missing a beat, he would then go on to define pressure as "thinking about the consequences of your actions, good or bad".... [tags: Golf, High school, Good and evil]
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