Building Character Essay on Persistence – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Steven Hafif   When I first started my sophomore year in high school I made the decision to try out for the hockey team. I was excited; I bought the equipment and started practicing weeks before the first game. By the time my first game came up I was bursting with excitement. Arriving early, I immediately ran downstairs and started to plan how I will celebrate my goals. The game started and I was frozen up. I missed every pass, shot and goal. And I was eventually benched for the second half of the game. I went into the locker room upset and mostly angry. But then I took a step back. I thought about what I was doing wrong and how to correct it. Instead of giving up, I went to the coach and told him to give me another chance. The very next shift I scored the game winning goal.