Hard Work and Determination

Stephanie - Poughkeepsie, New York
Entered on June 8, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: work
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I Believe

I believe that with hard work and determination one can achieve their goals. I have come to this conclusion from my experience. Although that experience is limited as of now, I also have associated with people who have come to the same conclusion. I will continue to believe this so that I have a reason to continue working hard.

Working hard is the best way to achieve the goals that you have for yourself. It gives you a sense of satisfaction which motivates you to continue with your work. I have many goals for myself that can only be achieved with hard work. My goal is to become a neurosurgeon. I have other goals that go along with that one; however, that is the most important. I try to work as hard as I can in school because I know that I must if I have a chance at succeeding.

The way I try to better myself is by taking courses that are honors and advanced placement courses. I believe that by pushing yourself academically, you will achieve your goals. Keeping high grades and striving for success will ultimately help you be where you want in life. I also believe you need to be actively involved in extra-curricular activities inside and outside of school. Joining clubs and volunteer work is also extremely important to show you are a well rounded person. I belong to several clubs and am a part of The Girl Scouts of America. I tutor students on my own time to help them achieve their goals as well. This summer I will be going to six countries in Europe with the People to People organization. I will be representing the United States as a student ambassador. This is a very important task for me as I will be learning about the workings of the countries I will visit as well as representing the United States. The countries that I will be visiting are Germany, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland. I believe you need to learn as much as you can, whenever you can, to achieve your goals.

Working hard and being determined are the ways to achieve your goals. This statement I believe in wholeheartedly. I have worked very hard and this is only the beginning. I realize that to achieve such substantial goals I will have to continue to work as hard if not harder. That is what I believe and how I believe it can be achieved.