I Am A Great Believer Essay

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Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” (Jefferson and Emerson) I agree with Mr. Jefferson wholeheartedly. Luck is its own force, but it does not work alone: People must put in some sort of effort in order to have good fortune. (SS 3) I am a dedicated to doing my best, and I work hard to achieve my goals. When it comes to school, this sometimes becomes an issue for me because some of my aspirations require more work than I can handle. The pressure that I put on myself in school causes stress in my life, and I handle that stress in a certain way. Each day, time continues to pass, commitments continue to be made, and my stress level continues to grow. When I feel anxious because of my stress, I tend to forget what I am working toward achieving. The words of Thomas Jefferson ring in my mind when I begin to lose sight of my goals, and I am reminded of the reason for why I allow myself to become so frazzled – the end results. One cannot be successful without working hard, and stress is a part of the journey toward achievement.
Stress, for me, begins where the imaginable case would be for a teenage student – high school. (SS 8) As I continue to age, I am always reminded of how important education is to success. Therefore, school is important to me as well. (BE 7) I have worked extremely hard in the past several years to be the top of my class, maintain a perfect grade point average, and to set myself up for…

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