Aimee is from West Chester, PA, and she is 15 years old. She has a passion for figure skating, ballet and playing the piano. She loves challenges and aspires to be a lawyer when she is older.
I have been figure skating for 5 years. I have spent hours on the ice practicing and trying to perfect my jumps and spins, and I have also had countless lessons. My coach has always told me to never, ever give up and to always give 100%. This piece of advice seems so simple, and has been said so many times to people that it almost seems repetitive now, but I think that it is such a great thing to tell someone.
I found this to be a great piece of advice not only on the ice, but also in every aspect of my life. If you keep trying and persisting at something you will achieve your goal eventually even if it takes you a year to accomplish it. I love a challenge, and I love the feeling I get when I land a figure skating jump for the first time or get 100% on a test or finish a new song on the piano. Knowing how much work that went into something just makes me feel even better about finally reaching my goal.
If people gave up easily and didn’t give 100% our society would be so much different than it is today. We wouldn’t have movies or books or teachers or lawyers, we wouldn’t have a lot of things that we take for granted. When things get hard people would quit, and that would change so much of what we are accustomed to today.
I think this is such a simple and great piece of advice. If you don’t out 100% of your effort into something, you won’t get 100% of the satisfaction from accomplishing it! Everyone can take this piece of advice and run with it, and accomplish so many things by never giving up and always giving 100% in everything.