I was cut from the middle school basketball team for being too short.
From this I learned to never be discouraged by how other people judged me.
I was cut from the middle school baseball team for being too small and weak.
From this I learned to chase my dreams no matter the size of the battle.
Tried to start a side business making and selling fishing rod holders but lost all of my money on scrapped parts and material cost.
I learned that the experience was worth the loss.
I totalled my dad's truck by following an 18 wheeler too closely through a red light and causing a 4 car wreck.
From this I learned not to follow large vehicles too quickly and to be thankful for the ability to drive.
My application to Georgia Institute of Technology was rejected.
I was humbled and learned that I cant rely on acceptance from others to be happy with myself
I was eliminated in the first cut of applicants to the Parks Scholarship at NC State.
I learned that scholarships do not define your education path.
My GPA dropped to 2.8 and I was declined from the Mechanical Engineering program.
I learned to trust myself no matter what unforeseen changes happen in my life.
I did not adjust well to college and my poor study habits let to me failing Chemistry 101 and Calculus 141 my first semester.
I learned that college was not as easy as high school and hard work was necessary.
I was rejected from the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship.
I realized that I didn't need every award to justify success, all I needed was self confidence
I have learned a lot from my failures and would not change anything about them if I had the chance.