This I Believe

matthew - cincinnati, Ohio
Entered on November 2, 2006

I Believe to Never Give Up on Anything

I believe that if you want to achieve greatness instead of failure you must never give up. Never giving up is what I base almost all of my decisions off of. Never giving up has been tested by many tasks in my life and it has worked for all of them. A couple have to do with my school work, and with the sports I’m into.

The way never giving up has been tested by my school work is simple. I say this because at school I have came across times where I could have easily given up but I chose not too. One of those times was when I was working on a project where my group decided to make a film and then the day before it was due I found out my group decided to change it to a poster board. Unfortunately I was the one who was supposedly able to do the project. So I finally got one of my friends to help me and we ended up staying up till 4 a.m. to work on it and we had to get up at 6:30a.m. We had finished the project and ended up getting a 100% on the project all because I had never given up. Another time in school where I was tested by never giving up was last year for the physical science exam. I was given a study guide for the test and knew none of the information that would be on the exam. Instead of giving up right then and there I told myself if I would study I’d be fine. I studied for two and a half hours and it paid off because I got a 100% on the exam because I never gave up.

Never giving up has always been tested by sports in my life. I say this because I have played basketball and football most of my life. In football never giving up has helped me stick with it. I say this because all the times we have to run and do sprints I tell myself to never give up. In basketball it pays off because when we have to do agilities and wake up around six every morning. I say it pays off because if you never give up it proves to the coaches your willing to do hard work all the time proving your worth having on there team. That is how never giving up helps you with sports.

All these ways I have just talked about have proved why I believe in never giving up. I say that because never giving up has helped me with my school work, and my sports that I’m into. That is why I think never giving up is important in my life and helps me achieve in my school work and sports.