I learned very early that there are occasions in life that are unfair and unexplainable, yet they still lead to horrible, life altering consequences. However, I also learned what it takes to overcome such hardships. My Uncle Steve has battled drug dependency throughout my entire life. His strength, both mentally and physically, courage, and determination to power through his addictions, face his fears, and turn his life around have influenced and inspired me in amazing ways. Throughout my athletic career I’ve looked up to my uncle’s example to get me through frustrations that come with being on extremely competitive softball teams. I remember times when I’d be in a hitting slump while it seemed like the rest of my teammates were batting 1.000, thinking of my uncle’s strength to triumph over adversity I quickly snapped out of it. Reminding myself that a slump is just a sump, it will not last forever and I will be better coming out the other side, just like Uncle Steve. I went to practice confident that I was the best hitter on the team and within a month, I was. Approaching every situation with positivity is one of the most relevant lessons he ever taught me. He has inspired me to wake up ready to conquer the world with optimism. I recall times in my life when being optimistic was the single hardest thing I had to do. The normal insecurities of a thirteen year old girl where spotlighted and put on stage when I started eighth grade in a new school, new state with brand new people. My uncle used to call me asking about my day; “scary” I would tell him. Every day was a struggle to keep my head up and talk to strangers, to have Uncle Steve-like courage. The courage to face some of my biggest fears and to believe so strongly in myself that other people couldn’t help but believe in me too. I began to attend church as a source for, not only gaining an amazing base for friendship and to strengthen my relationship with the Lord, but also to fill my life with service and giving back to others. Looking at my uncle’s childhood, makes me realize how truly blessed I am and how I should share my blessings with others. By preforming service I have gained a fullness and gratification that only helping others can give. Service has helped shape and enrich my life in countless ways, my passion for giving back to others would never
Edward Snowden is
a very influential person that changed the beliefs of many.
Edward Snowden is an extremely influential person in this world. He has made it
onto many websites including, Time magazine's most influential people of the year ,for
being extremely influential. The issue of whether Edward Snowden is either a hero or a
traitor is see different in the eyes of many but this person obviously sees him as a hero.…
Murray's influential motivation theory is the most agreeable for me. I believe that people are motivated by several different influences throughout life, each of which are working harmoniously concurrent with our environments. The motivation in life for one person is likely very different than another person close to them, it is very dependent on what each individual is working toward.…
Will smith is significant and influential because he is a role model, African American actor, father figure, and last but not least a hard worker.
Many young people see Will Smith as a huge role model towards young children. But more recently he has become a pretty inspirational person. Will Smith is a good role model for young African American teens all over the United States. Everything Will Smith does is positive because like he doesn’t like negativity.…
As you can see Alice
was an extremely influential person in the world of women’s policing, but it certainly did
not end with her.
Another influential policewoman was Josephine Serran, she was the first female
Hispanic to graduate from the academy. Josephine was hired and sent to the Lincoln
Heights Jail in Los Angeles.…
The first steps are to identify amongst your key stakeholder groups both the easily influenced (after Watts) and the influentials (after Gladwell). Both approaches have merit and are not mutually exclusive.
How to identify the easily influenced
Many colleges and universities ask new students or business clients who they spoke with or what they read or browsed before enrolling or contracting, but fewer ask specific questions about what or who influenced them and why.…
The Sioux Tribe
The Sioux tribe was first discovered on the eastside of the Mississippi River in the 17th century. They started out as 20-30 people. Then some of them were transported away to South Dakota.
Late in the 17th century the Sioux was in a brutal war against the French. The French were trying to gain advantage…
From the list, the person deemed the most influential person is given the cover page, and this year Beyoncé Knowles was awarded this title. While she may not have been the most controversial figure, her accomplishments in the media, as well as her entrepreneurship, have gained her the front cover on Time magazine. However, the reception of her portrayal on the page varied, with many agreeing that she seemed more an image of sex appeal than of woman empowerment.…