Road to perseverence
By Josiah Kwon, May 2016
Personal Definition of Perseverence
Sandy Road (Description)
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Chronological Order)
First, when Nadja was young she played the violin. She could play hard songs with ease. Nadja kept practicing the violin. However, when Nadja grew up she realized how hard the songs she was playing were, then after noticing this she lowered her self-esteem. She also lowered her self-esteem because the other students said that the notes Nadja was playing was hard. Then, Nadja yielded on playing the violin for a couple months. Then, her instructor got mad at Nadja because she didn't bring her violin to practice. Her instructor said that if Nadja didn't bring her violin shes going to be kicked out. After, Nadja found out there was an international violin contest, so Nadja decided to give the contest a shot. However, since Nadja hasn't been playing the violin has much as before Nadja has to practice the violin before the contest. There was another problem Nadja lives in a apartment only eating and drinking sausages and sodas, this made Nadja unhealthy. While Nadja was cooking up some sausages she accidentally set her apartment on fire. Then, she found out that her phone from her house was okay, she got a call and Nadja was accepted to be in the contest. After, Nadja found out that she was broke, she had no money. She needed a shot in her arm and while Nadja was somewhere her moped blew up. Nadja was also late on her rent and the landowner evicted her. Then, Nadja went to the contest to play for the semi-finals. After, Nadja was really worried that if she was going to have to play again because there might be ties, she was worried because Nadja thought she wouldn't be able to play the piece she played again. Finally, despite all of Nadja's struggle she was able to win the contest, winning three thousand dollars. At the end, Nadja is an famous violinist who plays around the world and is popular among people.
Maury Wills (Problem Solution)
Maury Wills was a low ranked baseball player who couldn't hit the ball that well. Wills played under the Brooklyn Dodgers.Some of Maury Will's problem were that he couldn't hit the ball and even if he could hit the ball it wouldn't go far. Maury Will solved this problem by training and practicing hitting the ball for many years. He also had his friend who helped him and encouraged him to hit the ball. Another problem that Will had was his rank was low in baseball, so he also had an low salary and he could barley support his family. Wills solved this problem by training to become better, then Wills played a game and he broke many records when he hit the ball this raised his position while also raising his pay. The raise in pay made Wills able to support his family. The Final problem that Wills had was Wills received racial and physical harassment from others while in the segregated neighborhood this also caused him to have a lot of pressure. The solution to Wills problem was after he broke records and got reputation. Many people saw Wills in a different way, people didn't assault him, but people wanted to be like him. After being popular Wills was able to muster determination to play.