Unlock their full potential 

Most people in life, encounter a period of time in their lives where they are facing a very daunting obstacle standing in their way of unlocking their full potential and future success, For example, it may be a high school baseball player not making their school baseball team or a high school student getting denied from their dream college they've always wished to attend. These are both different obstacles preventing people from unlocking their full potential in what they want to pursue, but these experiences will also make these people even more hungry to strive even harder for what they would like to achieve in their lives. I definitely fall in line with this group of people. Throughout my entire life, up until my sophomore year of high school, I've really struggled with my academics. For example, I've had a plethora of meetings with teachers and counselors, hiring several different tutors to even getting tested for a potential academic disability. 

Subsequent to an unacceptable, Freshman year academically for the lofty standards I had set for myself going into my high school career. I decided it was time for a change, therefore the summer prior to sophomore year, I decided to create realistic goals for myself, for the upcoming year. For instance, I just wanted to pass all my classes with ease. 

Throughout my sophomore year, I was working much harder than ever before and I was finally feeling happier with my performance in my classes and my vastly improved work ethic. As the year went onI was earning all A’s and B’s in the majority of my classes and this brought me great joy knowing that I am more than capable of earning good grades when I put in the hard work that is imperative in order to earn these good grades. 

Following the last day of school sophomore year coming home to my parents that day was a special feeling for me knowing that I've put them through some difficult times about school in years prior. So being able to share with them that I finished the school year with an 88 average was awesome. I will forever cherish the moment speaking to my dad saying ”Dad I finished this semester with an 88 average!” with a thrilling smile on my face as I uttered those words. He responded by saying ”I am so proud of your efforts this year, but more importantly, you should especially be proud of what you were able to accomplish this year”. 

Looking back on this journey, I have learned that you should never give up on something in life even when it feels as if there is little to no hope left. There is always a path to success when you are willing to be the hardest worker you can possibly be in whatever you may be striving to pursue and I can always take this experience with me into the future stages of my life.