It's not about how hard you get hit, and how you keep moving forward. How we persevere and overcome obstacles is what shapes us as people. I'm not very good at overcoming obstacles and, the person I aspire to be is one that is able to overcome obstacles.
It was the second term of my 9th grade year at Fenn. I was doing very well in Math so far, as a matter of fact I had a 96% in the class. This was until I took my trigonometry test. I already knew I struggled with trigonometry so I wasn't already a bit worried about going over this topic again. I had been doing well on the home works getting most of them right and little of them wrong. I was prepared going into the test but I wasn't sure how my outcome would turn out. The night before I was working my butt of to cram as much info into my mind as humanly possible. I walked into the test as confident and prepared as I possibly could. Mr. Bradley dropped the test on my test and I began to work away. Immediately my mind blanked, I lost of thought of what to do. Even after all my studying I couldn't figure out what to do. After an hour of senseless Math that didn't make much sense, I turned in my test.
The next day I walked into Math as nervous as could be. Mr. Bradley folded up my test so no one else could see and he slid it across my desk and to me. I fervor sly picked up the paper and looked at the top of the page, a 65%. I did the Math on my calculator my grade dropped from a 96% to a 84%. I was very upset and that began to affect my general mood in Math class. I began slacking on some of the home works, paying attention less and not doing the class activities.
This is when I came to realization that in order to grow I need to keep persevering. I began to brush off the test and began preparing for my next one. This experience only taught me that I can persevere but I just need to have the will to do so. To be the person I want to become I need to constantly persevere. I'm the type of person who usually doesn't persevere and it affects every negatively. If I'm able to notice when something is wrong, persevere and fix the problem constantly I'll be the person I want to be.
Being able to persevere isn't something that's given, it's earned by having the will to power though obstacles.