Character Building Story on Overcoming Obstacles – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Gayle Zagha  An 8th grade boy is in a lower math track. But he is really trying to do better. He practices and practices during all of his free time and yet he still fails his quizzes. Everyone keeps telling him to stop trying, “you’re never going to get any better. You’re not smart.” He started to believe it. So he stopped trying, and kept on failing. After a while, he thought to himself, “Wait, I shouldn’t listen to his. I can pass.” The night before his next quiz he studied for hours. During the quiz, he kept thinking to himself, “I can do this, I can do this. I will do this.” When he got his quiz back he was scared to look. He covered the grades and closed his eyes. Finally he opened his eyes and uncovered the grade. He got a 95%. He was so proud and so was his teacher. From then on he wouldn’t listen to what others’ would say about him. Only what he thought of himself.

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  1. Margo Kamin says:

    wow very interesting. learned a lot from this

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