This I Believe

Edward - solon, Ohio
Entered on December 1, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

Pitch after pitch, throw after throw, as many people say “Practice makes perfect.” I strongly believe in this because I have experienced this first hand. Ever since I was a little boy I have pushed myself to excel at sports and school, I always make sure it is perfect or as close to perfect as I can get it. I remember when baseball season came around I would play catch for an hour and swing my bat 50 times every day so I would be ready. Just so, I would play well in the game, and be able to know I would not mess up.

But back then I didn’t really think that much of hard work; it really hit me this year starting with me having to move and all the trouble, back breaking, work and pain that was. Thinking I was done when I still had hours and days of grueling work. Hard work isa ble to show somthings about yourself, and I learned how easy I had it for a while than other people. Most people dont realize how hard a move is untill they have experinced it first hand, first you have to deal with taking things out of your house, then you remeber all the good times there was in the house. Moving really stresses mental and physical work in every one who helps. Also moving brings you closer to your family, because i helped my grandpa pretty much the whole time we moved and i spent more time with him than i ever have before. During the move, I learned that really your work is never done and you just have to deal with it, play it by ear, and make the best of what you have. Going along with my work never being done, it will not because I will have schoolwork and then since winter is coming and the snow is already here I will have to shovel the snow.

Sometimes it is so overwhelming, but if I just don’t contemplate about everything it is easier. This experience has shown me I should dedicate myself to what im doing and always try my hardest at what I do, also it has shown me to try to always think optimistic even though sometimes im not. I realy have never thought that thins will go to plan, but somtimes I know things will go to plan and then I am optimistic about it. But this experience has shown me the good and bad things in life; and also that as long as I work hard I will be able to succeed in what I do. Also if you go into a situation thinking badly it will most likely end up that way. Now I think if I work hard and im positive I will be able to enjoy what im doing and feel better that I was able to do something that will be able to help. But the biggest thing I go out of the move is always stay with your family and friends, because just about every time we moved things out of the house my aunt and grandma, and old neighbors helped. Also if you do kind things to others they will return the favor sort of like karma, because my neighbors came over and helped us clean up and paint the new house we moved into. Out of this move I have learned many things that I will keep with me for life and something’s I will live my life by, and it also strengthened my belief in hard work. Now I just believe I will always live my life by hardwork, and how in the long run hard work will pay off with whatever i try to suceed at.