By Mark Dweck There was a man named Sam and he didn’t want to try out for his school hockey team. He thought that if he didn’t make it everyone would make fun of him. So for the first year he didn’t try out. Then came the second year he was able to tryout but he thought he wouldn’t make it so again he didn’t tryout. Then it was the third and last time that he could try out. He thought for a long time if he should try out or not he finally decided to try out. In the end he made the team not only that he was the captain of the team. His team ended up making the final just because of him. 5 seconds left in the game down by own goal Sam shoots scored. The game going into overtime Sam passes gets the pass back shoots scores they win the game!
By Eddie Catton During my first time ice skating, I fell tons of times. I really wanted to start playing ice hockey. After my first time ice skating, I felt very frustrated. But, I thought to myself, every professional was once a beginner. All these famous players in the professional leagues all had a start. And they kept on trying and never gave up. So, the next time I went skating, I tried my hardest not to stay frustrated. Then, I started to skate like a natural! I learned a great lesson that day. At first, things might be hard for you to do, but never give up on them.
By Jennifer Dweck There was a little girl named Mazal. She was 5 years old. She was trying to learn how to ride a bike. Her parents were so proud, because she always refused to learn to ride a bike, but she said she would learn. They bought her a new bike with pink flowers and yellow sparkles. She got on the bike and her dad held on to the bike. Mazal was so happy, because she was starting to learn to ride a bike. Mazal screamed, “Don’t let go,” but her dad did. She started to do it by herself and then she tipped over. She got a big scratch and it started to bleed. She ran into her house crying. Her parents wanted her to get back on but she refused. Then she thought to herself, “You know, maybe I should get back on. Before I wasn’t trying my hardest, but this time if I try the hardest, Hashem will do the rest.” As soon as she got back on she was able to ride all by herself.
By Rivka Meiser I have two brothers. And that means a lot of talking about basketball. He shot this and he missed that. They would always be out playing basketball, and going to leagues. One time, I decided I wanted to play basketball. Not only was I not good, I didn’t know any of the rules. One time we were by my cousin’s house and they were going out to play basketball, but they needed one more person. I volunteered. I made a total fool of myself. So, I kept on watching my brothers play. Learned the rules and practiced playing. I became better not perfect but good. Hopefully, if I keep trying I will be even better.