Mrs. Burnside 3rd
Tuesdays With Morrie
10 May 2012
A unique characteristic that many people wish to have is something I feel I have already attained. I am a very hard working person and am very independent. These characteristics are something my mom and dad have taught me since I was young. They always want me to be the best person I can be. Some other ways I have learned is just memories throughout my life. I have learned almost everything the hard way. In the end I turned out the person I wanted to be.
There are many events that led me to become hard working. One event is when I played soccer. I was, what people call them these days, a benchwarmer. I would come home crying and wondering why I never got to play. My dad said something to me that will stick in my head forever. He said, “How do you expect to get anywhere if you don’t work hard for it?” So I started to try in every practice we had and my coach finally noticed me. I began to play in games and as soon as I knew it, I was playing in every game.
In school a lot of people just blow off doing homework and do not study for tests. I was one of those people until I started getting consequences for my actions. I would come home to my mom asking me why my grades were so low and I would tell her that I did not know. So she said that I would be grounded until the next report cards came out. Not being able to hang out with my friends devastated me, so I worked and worked and I got the results that I wanted. I was very proud of myself and so were my parents and that was the best feeling. The first three years of high school was not my best, but I was working even harder and got even better grades. My dad said to me once that the next four years of high school are the most important years of your life. Your grades depend on where you go to college. At first I did not think anything of it, but now I regret not listening to him.
Working hard is quality to have if you need a job....