What Is Success And Earning Respect?

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When considering my lifetime goals, I often think of having success and earning respect, which seems to be the common trend amongst most people. But anymore now, I also think of a very important piece that many people don’t take into consideration… giving back to your community, society, or country. This piece has become very important to me and has also become a part of my goals: earning respect, having success, and giving something back. With such important goals, current and future academics and extra-curricular activities have to be a huge contributor to be able to achieve what I aspire in life. By maintaining work ethic, being a strong leader, and by being opportunistic, these lifetime goals are definitely achievable. Work ethic is …show more content…
Some people believe that you are born a leader, however, that’s not something I believe in. Being a leader will earn you success and respect, but being a strong and dedicated leader means to give back to others and putting greater effort into all that they do. Strong leaders often have greater success and respect through their “servant leadership” skills. I have definitely become a leader and am refining my strong leadership skills through academics and extra-curricular activities. In academic work and extra-curricular activities, there has been multiple opportunities that have given me the chance to prove my authority through student council, class work, team work, sports, and even during community services for middle school students. I have been elected to represent my fellow classmates for three years, elected by the student body to represent them and the high school in my community, I have been the leader of numerous school projects, and even a leader/assistant coach for middle school girls at club volleyball. Being a leader here in my community has given me success and respect and has also given me my chance to give back to the community in which I’ve grown up in. It is still essential to continue to keep being a strong leader and making the choices to give back and do the right things for myself and others in order to earn success and respect in the …show more content…
I believe opportunities rise when a person has the ambition and drive to do something great, which also means to be an optimistic person. Currently, in academics and extra-curricular activities, I am able to see so many opportunities and I definitely jump onto all of them that I possibly can in order to achieve my goals of success, respect, and even when I can give back. Of course difficulties and obstacles arrive and create complications, but with certain optimism and determination, these goals can be met now and in the future. For example, I was presented with the choice to take on five Advanced Placement (AP) classes here at my high school; most thought I was out of my mind to take so many, but even with five, I took on an additional “independent course study”, AP United States History. I figured that the opportunity was there, so why not take it? At the end of the year, I was frustrated and eager for the year to be over, but with persistence and optimism, my test results gave me pleasing scores and allowed me to be specially recognized at my high school. I was the only student presented the “Grit Award”, one of the most honorable awards that one could receive. My hard work and opportunistic personality paid off in the end and proved to me that I need to continue this attitude and work hard to achieve my lifetime goals. Even continuing

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