Vivian is a 15-year-old from Miami, FL. She enjoys music and hanging out with friends. In the future, she hopes to become a psychologist because she loves helping others in their times of need.
I used to be the kind of person who never tried anything new because of the fear of failing. I rarely took any risks; I always stayed in my “safe zone”. But, this year, everything changed. As it dawned on me that I was entering high school last summer, I started realizing that I was going to have to be more independent and adventurous. But I never realized that in fine print, that meant having perseverance and not quitting right away.
I’ve always been a studious person, trying to succeed in all of my school assignments. Yet, I was never really involved in school. Moreover, I never wanted to involved myself in anything that would cause any problems for me. However, this year, I started joining clubs and even joined the badminton team. Let me just set this straight: it is definitely not a joke sport of played right. It takes lots of dedication and practice in order to play the game good. I know because I have been going to every single practice and can see my increased improvement every day. But, it has been hard for me at first to be dedicated. This is because I was this only freshman there, and while most of the people on my school’s team were experienced, I was not. It was very humiliating for me not being good, but I ignored all of that and kept on thinking in the back of my head that I would improve and that by my senior year, I would be much better than now. This has been my mindset for the past month, and I have been going to practice willingly, and even looking forward to the next one.
In addition, this past week was my campaign to run for sophomore secretary. The old me would have never even thought about displaying my name and face all over school. But I decided to try it out just to see if I would get the position. I tried my hardest throughout the campaign and gave my all. However, I did not get the position. But, I did get the experience of running for a position, and I must say everyone should experience something like that.
Nevertheless, these are just some of my experiences recently that have contributed to my belief that everyone should have perseverance and never give up because it really helps out in the long run. If you put your biggest effort into your goals, something good is bound to happen.