Please check this out. There were some parts that I got from the last essay I made but I made sure to make the words simpler. Please let me know if you want me to change anything. :)Qiye HeESL 90Professor Wilson2/19/2021GRIT: A Must Have For SuccessOne thing that is common among all people is that everyone has dreams and goals in life.One can dream to be the greatest basketball player or the next president of the United States ofAmerica, and one can have goals as simple as passing the exam or as huge as landing a job in thebiggest company in the country. However, what is true is that not all dreams and goals are meantto happen because it takes a lot of courage, hard work, and even luck to make these things intoreality. Before Michael Jordan was known to be the best player in the league, he first trainedhundreds of hours just to perfect each of his shots. At the same time, before Bill Gates succeededin being one of the richest people as the founder of Microsoft, he first had to experience failures.This is something that I can greatly relate to because I believe that success is not that easy to reach.The formula to succeeding is hard work, determination and talent for some. In addition to this,there should come a point where we realize that success is more than just one’s talent orintelligence. Achieving your dreams and goals is more than just being good at what you do. Forme, succeeding in my journey as a student and as someone who simply wanted to fit in a newcountry also requires perseverance and courage to succeed in long-term goals or as what mostpeople call it- grit.Grit is a characteristic not very well known since the word is rarely discussed compared tocharacteristics like being talented, hard working, and so on. While it is true that it is an advantageto be good at something you do, having the ability to stick with the future you wish to have eventhough bad things are happening is as important. Angela Lee Duckworth, a professor ofpsychology at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the importance of grit on her TED TalkGrit: the power of passion and perseverance wherein she shared how being gritty is an importantelement of success. Duckworth described grit as having stamina to endure stepbacks and the actof working hard to transform the future into a reality. She also highlighted that part of being grittyis to know that the ability to learn is never fixed and that failure is never a permanent condition.Grit has helped me during the times when I felt sad because of the happenings around me,mainly because of the fact that I am a not so good english speaker in a country where english isthe language spoken. Being an immigrant in America, I always felt scared of talking to other peoplebecause of two reasons, I am new to the country so all faces were unfamiliar to me and I knowmyself that my english is not good enough. To avoid any type of misunderstanding or beingconfused, I try to avoid talking to others. This made meeting new friends hard since I was alwaysscared of being judged of the way I speak their language. However, a time came wherein I realizedthat letting the language barrier stop me from growing as a person will not end if I do not exerteffort to actually learn english. Since then, I have allotted enough time for me to watch videos andstudy about proper grammar and usage in order to improve my communication skills. Althoughtough days do come where I feel like I will never know enough about the language, I let grit takethe way and right then and there, I find myself motivated to learn. In order to stay motivated, I tellmyself that learning more about english will not only help me in communicating with people, butwill also be of big help in the future when I enter the professional world. With this, I find myselfwith a stronger drive to excel, not only in the short term but as well as in the long run.Apart from this, grit has contributed a lot in my journey as a college student. Being a student in auniversity where everyone is doing good in their own unique way is both inspiring and pressuring for me.It has always been my goal to finish my studies with high grades which I know will only happen if I dowell in all activities, exams and quizzes. However, moments come wherein I feel down because of notdoing good in some aspects or whenever I see other people do much better than me. Sometimes, thoughtsof giving up or changing my life path occur when things get a little too difficult. However, I still make sureto stand up on my feet and remind myself that I can do anything, all these being possible with grit. I remindmyself that failure is not the end of the journey but rather a motivation to strive to do better and improveoneself. Specifically, one time wherein grit has indeed helped me was when we were asked to write anenglish essay. I know that this sounds simple for others, but it was challenging for me since I am not veryfluent at speaking the language, what more with writing using the said language. I could have given upeasily, but I did not. I knew that I was not good in english, but I also k…
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