May 23, 2011
I admire Derrick Rose, a twenty two year old professional basketball player. He has been playing in the NBA for three years and is a point guard for the Chicago Bulls. I admire Rose because he works hard for his team and does not give up. He encourages me to put all my effort into every game I play. I admire him for the recognition he has earned, he has ranked the nations top point guard. He inspires me to do my best and never give up. If Derrick Rose came to my class and looked at my grades and the work I have done he would probably say that I am not trying my best and can do better to improve. He would probably also say I need good grades to be involved in the sports I want to play. Rose would give me advice and say to stay focused in school to reach my goals and that I am a very talented person who can be someone in life if I set my mind to it. After Derrick Rose gives me this advice I would feel encouraged to do better and I would want to improve. If I continue to turn in the same work and get the same grades that I do now, in ten years I would see myself struggling to reach my goals. Changing the way I do my work and getting better grades would change my future in ten years by being successful and being able to choose the path I want to go in life. These last few weeks of school I would change my behavior by paying attention in class and turning in my work on time. I would continue the good behavior throughout high school by staying on track and not get discouraged by others.