Life as I See It
People are always fussing over perfection. They feel like everything they do has to been done in a certain way or else it’s not right. We don’t see that making mistakes in life is just a part of learning to be perfect. “This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection, but the preparation for it. “ (Baxter). If we all lived knowing that we are not perfect then maybe this world would be completely different. Accepting that we are not perfect has helped me live my personal life to its fullest, given me a reason to challenge myself academically, and to look forward to a future.
By accepting that perfection cannot be obtained by magic has helped my personal life. I have always been the kind of person that is easily discouraged. If I did not succeed in something I felt like it was the end and that I should just give up. I thought that the only people that were perfect were those who were born with it. As I grew in age and understanding, I began to see that I was not the only person in this situation. The people I had once thought were perfect were simply people who did not give up until they achieved their goal. This, along with my faith, gave me the strength to fight for what I wanted in life. Although I have only lived for a short while I believe even with my imperfections, I am still capable of achieving great things, only when I trust and have faith that I can do so.
Since being perfect is not something you’re born with, I had to challenge myself academically. School came easily to me when I was younger. As I grew older, school became more challenging. Forcing me to work harder, and think in ways I was not used to. This required me to put those imperfections aside and just try my best. One of the most influential imperfections in my life is shyness. I have always been a timid person and that has been a barrier in my academic career. The fear of asking for help sometimes got in the way of understanding a concept....