Don’t Quit the Things You Love

Terry - Newport, North Carolina
Entered on October 23, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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Don’t Quit the Things You Love

I believe people should never quit the things they love. It helps keep your self-esteem up. When you choose something you love and don’t quit you will show that you have self confidence and if it is a sport then you can show that you support your team. If you don’t love what you do then you will quit and lower your self esteem and self confidence. But if you choose something you do like you can keep pushing to stay in.

This reminds me of the time when I was six years old I loved to play football. One day while I was playing I was running the ball down the field and was hit in the ankle and it snapped it in half. Right then I never wanted to play football again. But when I got home from the hospital and after the cast had came off my dad encouraged me to keep playing. When I thought about I agreed with him and we practiced all the summer waiting for next football season and made it. So when my dad sat me down and told me he was proud and said “If you quit what you love then it is like giving up on yourself.” After he told me that it stuck with me my whole life and learn to never quit if it was something I loved.

I have not given up on the things I loved and don’t plan on it. But even though it was so long ago I can still hear those words in my head saying over and over again “If you quit what you love then it is like giving up on yourself.” Even now I want everyone to do the same but you can’t change the world in one day. This is what I believe.