This I Believe

Jess - Tonganoxie, Kansas
Entered on May 19, 2006
Age Group: Under 18


“Fall down seven times, stand up eight, “meaning don’t give up-chase your goal.  I believe that we’re all tested with trials and tribulations and obstacles purposely and individually delivered to us by fate for the lone purpose of making us stronger and defining us as champions and while at the same time molding our own personal stories.  And when tested with our own trials it withdraws our true colors, our true potential and ultimately the strength we hold within-whether that is an impressive outcome or a letdown-only time will determine.


Sit back right now and think about something, think about how we are only blessed with ONE life.  When I say one life I don’t think a lot of people really comprehend the powerful gift we’ve been blessed with.  We are given the chance to succeed in almost anything, we can be whatever we want to do and have the freedom to do whatever want and to experience the consequences.  We can choose to exceed academically and go to a good college and have a career that pays good, we can dabble in drugs and become addicted and ruin our future, we can be lazy and never have a decent job, we can practice and work hard at things and excel in those particular events exceptionally which in return would create even more opportunities for us.


But I believe that without dreams, life is blank and dull, I get up every morning living for the one in a million chance I one day live out my dreams and be completely successful in what I yearn to do so much.  In class, at home, at practice, im thinking and daydreaming about one day, one day living my dream and proving everyone wrong. Escaping my cage and spreading my wings and to be acknowledged as the very best and most importantly to me, creating something that will live on forever, live on past the advesaires, the enemies, the friends, the doubters, the creator, to live on forever to be forever remembered as a great, a legend. That’s my reason for living, my reason for getting up every morning with a high head.


It seems like every time I look around my mind and course of actions is being controlled by what other people think about me and what I do.  It’s a constant battle between me and my conscious and a struggle to break free.  I believe that so many people’s potential and dreams are destroyed by the ever present doubter or individual intent on destroying what you enjoy.  And I think that part of coming of age is realizing EVERYONE will never be completely satisfied so we have to learn to live our life the way we choose too not the way someone else chooses too.  Life is way too short for worrying. 


I believe that without friends life is somewhat dull, but also good friends are hard to come by, a lot of people are friends but not good friends, a true friend has your back no matter what, and will tell you the truth when you need to hear it the most.  My best friend and I sometimes do not see eye to eye and sometimes don’t get along but no matter what I know that he has my back and he holds me down.  He tells me the cold hard truth when I need it and when I’m out of line or when I do good he’ll tell me, but most importantly he’s there when I need it.  And that’s a true friend, true friends only enrich life and make it that much more worth living.