My Senior Quote from Highschool

Tyler Gunther
Dec 17, 2018 · 2 min read

Senior quotes are just one of many high school traditions. As the year began to close out I ended up thinking about how things had changed over the course of a few years. At the Beginning of school, things were hard. Making new friends and doing new things were also hard. After some deliberation, I chose a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do — not that the nature of the thing is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” This quote serves as an inspiration to help me be determined and not give up when something gets hard. Practice makes perfect after all. It also takes around 10,000 hours to be a master of something. My main point here is that when you are working on something and you don’t feel like you are making any progress. Take a step back and then see how far you have come from where you began. Be it over the course of a month, 3 months, a year or years. Sometimes you just have to step back and take in the whole picture. So hopefully next time you are troubled because of a seeming lack of progress you can figure out and understand how far you really have progressed. It may not seem like much at the moment. But things do change slowly over time. So go out there and live life to its fullest. Find something you like to do and get better. In the words of Ms. Frizzle “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”

Tyler Gunther

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