Thursday, November 29, 2012

People Helping People

Motivation is the drive and desire for success in whatever you are doing!
Being motivated is not something you do all by yourself. The most obvious people to help you are your teachers, parents, friends and others. These people are called mentors or role models, etc.
 (1)Who motivates you?
 (2)Who are your mentors or role models?
 (3)What words of wisdom do they share with you that helps you achieve success?

21 comments:

  1. Sophie 11/30/12
    One person who motivates me is Eli.(He is a horse. But he still motivates me.) He motivates me because he can’t say negative things about me. Some of my my role model is Mrs.Tierney. She is my role model because she is (Usually) very happy and always kind. Some words of wisdom from Mrs.Tierney and Eli are, Eli won’t say anything but he will be good or stand still when I pick his feet. Something that Mrs.Tierney says is “Once you're done you’ve just begun.” That motivates me because I don’t want to give up any more.

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    1. Mrs. Tierney's words of wisdom make me remember the song "Believe." I think they say something like, "Destinations are where we begin again." Great job! I really liked it.

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  2. Some people who motivate me are my parents. They are always coming to my sport events even when it is freezing cold outside. That motivates me to try and win the game. My mentor is Chauncey Billups. (Especially in basketball.) He always is supporting his teammates which makes me learn to support my teammates. Some words of wisdom that they share with me to achieve success are to keep trying even when it is hard to. That always makes me have persistence even when I have trouble.

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  3. Someone who motivates me is my Dad when I am feeling sad or not very happy, he will just have a motivational conversation with me and I would say that 99% of the time, I am all better right after that. One of my role models is my Mom and and my Step Dad Tim because my Mom is artistic and I think I would love to be as artistic and successful as her. Tim is a firefighter and I think I would like to kind of follow in his footsteps because he saves people from fires and that is really amazing. Words of wisdom that they share with me that helps me achieve my success is, my Dad sometimes sings You are my Sunshine to me and I will always feel better and be successful because it makes me feel fresh and new and it will always make me feel better no matter how old I am. Also, when I am sad and don’t feel very proud of myself, my brother Oscar, (Who is only 2.) says, “I love you Ella.” Which is ADORABLE because he is only 2, but it makes me feel good about myself and I feel new and happy.

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    1. This is a great response because you give examples of why and I know that your family motivates you.

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  4. My parents motivate me to try my hardest and be the best I can be. My mentors or role models are my family, because they all work hard in what they do, and this makes me want to work hard, to be successful like my family members that tried hard, and ended up being successful. The words of wisdom that my parents use are "If you put your mind to it, you can do just about anything." This motivates me, because if I try my best, I can do anything I want to do, and then it gives me more motivation to keep trying harder, and working harder at what I do.

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  5. The people who motivate me when I am acting are my directors, Shelly and Seth. They are my mentors/role models because they are such good actors and I want to act well like them. The words of wisdom that they have told me is this: “The audience doesn’t have a script,” and “You only look silly on stage if you try not to look silly.” The reason that “the audience doesn’t have a script” helps me is because when I mess up, I know that unless I act all defeated, the audience wouldn’t know because they are not holding a script and don’t know the lines that you are supposed to say. “You only look silly on stage if you try not to look silly” helps me because it makes me remember to go big and strong. For example, in the play that I am currently in, I am Draco Malfoy, the villain who is evil to Harry Potter. At one point in the play I have to scream like a girl(I am a girl but I am playing a boy so this is funny). If I try not to look silly and scream only a little bit, then the audience will think I look weird. But if I go big, then the audience will laugh and think I did an excellent job. I have learned that the only reason for the audience to laugh is because you did your job well.

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    1. Nice responce! I like how you dug deep into what you were thinking and didn't go off topic.

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  6. My soccer coach, Chris, motivates me because he pushes me to work harder and it has gotten me very far in soccer. My role model is my grandpa Jim because he is amazing and different than anyone else. My grandpa tells me good job and makes me feel good about what I did. Also, when I don’t succeed, he tells me that I tried hard and still makes me feel good about what I actually accomplished, not what I didn’t accomplish.

    ~ Nick Z.

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  7. I have many people that I look up to. I mainly look up to my parents,friends,Abby,Sophie,and Ellie,and all the teachers I’ve had at Franklin. My parents always support me and care for me. They say,” Do your best and that it’s ok to make mistakes.” I love these words because I know no matter what they will care for me. My friends always want me to do my best and they always want me to be great. They show me also how to be a great friend. I know they will always be by my side.They always say,”Good job.” or Good try.” if I do something good or I don’t accomplish something. The teachers I’ve had at Franklin welcomed me with kindness. Mrs. McCandless,Miss Wyman,Mrs.Maxey,and Mrs.Maybee. Always showing me what to do while I was adjusting to Franklin. They encourage me and want me to try different things. Saying,”You are a great student.” which will always encourage me to keep trying to be that great student. I know I will always have someone to look up to with all these different and wonderful people.

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  8. A role model to me is my climbing coach Casper. I picked Casper as a role model because he is a super good teacher, for example: at my last climbing competition he taught me how to do a Heel-Hook, (A Heel-Hook is where you use your heel to pull yourself up the wall instead of your arms and toes.)
    Words of advice he gives me is mostly about footwork. He is always telling me to, “Watch where you are putting your feet...” or “keep your hips in...” All this is definitly advice because it helps A LOT!!!!

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  9. My Motivators and Role Models:
    The people who motivate me are my parents. They are my mentors and my role models. I think of them as this because of the stories they tell me about themselves. For example, my dad tells me about how he was very similar to me. He was a lot smaller than most of the kids and did not weigh much. He was even asked to be on a younger team becauses he was small. That would make me heartbroken. But still, he pushed through it and was able to play on his high school football team, on his high school basketball team, and on his high school baseball team. And now, he coaches me to get better. Not to mention that he was one of the smartest kids in his school and he is able to help me when I have trouble with school work. My mom is my mentor and role model because her whole family had no one that had graduated college before. So they were obviously not super encouraging or helpful to her about college. But she didn’t give up. She had at least three jobs at one point to help her pay for it. She was the first one in her whole family to graduate college. And she also encourages me A TON that I should go to college too. Not only that, she is going to help me A TON so that I will get into college easy.
    ~Jake D.
    Please do not publish

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  10. My parents motivate me. They motivate me by encouraging me to do sports and try my hardest in school. My mentors and role models are my parents and my teachers. They mentor me teaching my aboud life skills and life. They are role models because they give me something to know that is a good person and try to be like. They help me get through hard times and tell me how to deal with unkind kids.

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  11. I am motivated by my family. I look up to my mom and dad. They tell me “If you work hard you’ll get where you want to be” and "People will do crazy things just ignore them."

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  12. Many people motivate me, like my ballet teacher,my school teachers, my piano teacher, and my family. But my Mom is there for me most. She comforts me and encourages me to do my best. My Mom is also one of my mentors. She is my mentor because she is older and wiser than me, and gone through many of the same experiences I have. She is always there to give me advice and support. She is my mentor, and I will use her as my model if I ever have a family one day. My ballet teacher is also my mentor. She gives me encouraging words and pushes me to my limit. That is why I am the youngest person in my ballet class, by two years. Something both my Mom and my ballet teacher say to me is “Nothing is impossible, as long as you put some effort into it.” These words have gotten me through performances, talent shows, new schools, science fairs, writing contests, competitive writing, and much more. These words encourage me because they tell me that I will do fine, even if I make a mistake.

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  13. Someone who motivates me are my parents,they motivate me because whether it’s school or just something at home,they always support me. Someone that I look up to is Franklin D. Roosevelt,I look up to him because he was a great president,he brought our country through both World War II and a depression. Some words of wisdom that help me are from my parents “Get it done.” and from Franklin D. Roosevelt “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

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  14. The people who motivate me is my parents. My parents are also my role models. When I get mad or sad they can always cheer me up, unless they are the ones who made me mad. But that’s because I usually caused it. If I’m mad because of someone at school or on my lacrosse team they will always will say, “Kill them with kindness.” And they will explain to me, that if I respond nicely then they’ll stop because that person likes it when I get mad and they feel like they have power over me. And almost always works, probably 99% of the time when my parents tell me to do something it works. It’s almost as if my parents have special powers. I want to be like my mom and dad because they are responsible but not over responsible they still know how to have fun. My mom and dad won’t spoil us and I don’t want to spoil my kids because if you’re spoiled then you come an evil, mean, bratty person. And you throw a tantrum every time you don’t get what you want. My parents help me a lot of the time!

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  15. The people who motivate me in my life are important to me. My coaches from sports motivate me and my family motivates me. When I’m trying to work on my form for my jump shot, my dad motivates me by showing me what I’m doing and how I should be doing it. A mentor that I have is the famous Michael Jordan. I want to be able to play up to his skill level and fly. But why he’s a mentor to me is that he doesn’t care about failure, he cares about trying. A quote that stuck with me from him was, “I can accept failure, everyone fails a something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

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  16. I have many motivators. But my main motivators are my parents. My mom, Kristen and my dad, Michael. Every morning my dad gives me so much courage to do something great. These are the exact words he says, “ Make someone laugh.” I think about those words all day and try to carry those words on. I’ll make people laugh every day because my dad motivates me to. My mom teaches me lessons. I want to follow in her footsteps and carry on her traditions. I want to be like her and have wonderful kids to teach. My parents are my motivators.

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  17. There are many people that motivate me. Some people that do are my parents, my teacher and other teachers in the building, and my friends. They motivate me by trying new things, working my best, and taking risks. Some of my role models are Dr. Seuss, Justin Matott, Mr. H, and Mrs. Maxey. Dr. Seuss and Justin Matott encourage me to keep writing and help me with my writing. Mr. H and Mrs. Maxey are always helping me in school, and I have had Mrs. Maxey as a teacher since Kindergarten!!! Some words of wisdom are “Keep dreaming”, “Follow your dreams” and “Try your best.”

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  18. People who motivate in my life are my friends like Abby, Taylor, and Ellie. They always support me in all my decisions I choose to make. My mentors or role models are my brother and sisters. For example, Janie has really good grades and she never skips school or skips classes. Joey my brother is also a very good role model because he always tries his best and never would do anything that would set a bad example. Some words of wisdom that they say to me are “You can do it !” and they tell me to keep trying even if it is hard. Those motivate me because I knew they are right they with me for support.

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