This I Believe
Adversity is what I believe in. I believe in struggle. I believe in obstacles barring
the way to success or the goal you strive for. Because if everything was easy, there
would be nothing worth fighting and working for.
It is not how you take a challenge, but how you respond. That’s what adversity
does, it challenges you. Adversity sh0adows the world not choosing to challenge those of
of a certain race, those who are weak, or the strong. It challenges all. Because in the face
of adversity, your true colors are shown. You and others are able to see what your made
of. Whether your ready and able to fight for what you desire, or whether you will role
over and die.
depending on the way you respond, positively or negatively,your either
rewarded or punished. If you respond positively and take the challenge face on and
persevere you will be rewarded. Your rewarded with a satisfaction, a lesson that bettered
yourself, and another notch on your “belt of character”. But negatively, your punished
with a bitter taste of disappointment, or a lesson that will change your perception and
help you find the motivation to fight later battles.
I face adversity regularly in my life. I face it as a teenager, as an athlete, and also as
a student. As a teenager I must embrace it as stepping stones to becoming an adult.
Being an athlete I must let these challenges rise me to different heights. And as a student,
I must push to hopefully ensure a brighter future for myself, my family here,
and my family to come.
Everyone on earth will come face to face with adversity sometime in there life.
But its their choice to go along for the ride, or be left behind on the curb.
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