Personal Narrative: My First Life Lessons I Learned

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My first life lesson is stay open-minded. I learned this lesson just off of listening to others. I tend to often sit and listen to other rather than talk much so I hear other people’s thoughts a lot. While listening to people, I frequently hear other’s ideas which I would believe to be better than mine. I find that if you listen to what people have to say or an idea that they have, it can sometimes be better than what you have or it may be something that you never thought of before. I usually lean on this lesson while in group projects or when asking for help. In group projects, I propose some ideas that I think would work for the given assignment. A lot of the time, members of the group would give ideas that would be something that that would …show more content…
I also learned this life lesson from my experiences in life. I have seen many of my friends do things that I know had frightened them. Seeing them do these things had inspired me to try to put this into practice in my own life. When coming into highschool, I found this lesson to be very useful to me. While in middle school, I was a very quiet and shy and one thing that had frightened me was performing in front of people. But as I transitioned to high school and saw many of my friends do things that I know deep down scared them immensely, I started to do the same. I have currently done many performance in front of crowds such as friend’s multicultural day and multiple showcase throughout the year. And after doing all of these things, I feel that I have conquered this fear that I have had. If you let fear stop you from accomplishing things, then you will never take risks and will not be able to get far in life. Life can not be lived without taking a few risks. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and face your fear. Fear is not necessarily a bad thing in life. Because of the existence of fear, we can figure out exactly what parts of our life that were want to improve, whether it be to be more outgoing because we are shy and afraid to talk to people or to be more open minded because we are afraid of change. There are still some things that I am afraid to do so my life does …show more content…
I got this life lesson from my multiple years doing martial arts outside of school. Since I was 7 years old, I have done karate at a karate school near my house. During all of the class, the sensei would have the class repeat these mnemonic phrases that would help us remember different lessons. The one that stuck with me the most was that you can always do better than you think you can. They would often have us say this when we doing some type of physical workout and the teacher could tell that the students were struggling to complete the pushups, situps, or any other drill. I lean on this life lesson all the time. Whether it be sport related or academics, I try to do the best that I can. But I always know that you can do better than I perceive that I can. No matter what it is, you may think that you have reach you limit as to what you can do but you can always do better than that. When I had to go for my junior black belt in karate, we had to complete many tasks such as 50 pushups, 100 situps, and a mile run under 10 minutes. During theses tasks, I pushed myself to my limit, then pushed myself even farther to reach my goal. I always keep this lesson my mind to remind myself that I determine my own limit. I choose how far you are able to go and when I want to stop. I control what I am able to accomplish based on how much I push myself. I display this life lesson through all aspects of my life

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