My Greatest Fear

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"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. " - Benjamin Franklin

My greatest fear is dying without being remembered by the masses. Death is the end of the worldly journey for all. From birth to death, every human creates their own story. We build on this story daily until we pass away. For some people, this life story is a boring, lonely tale. But for others, this adventure is filled with emotions including failure, success and building a legacy that will last a thousand years. Personally, my greatest fear is that my life will not be remembered by millions and be forgotten. This fear helps me daily to strive to do my best.

Since birth, my father has forced me to strive for excellence. The idea that nothing is ever good enough and there is always room for improvement. Whether it be sports, academics or social interactions, one must learn from their past mistakes and improve in all aspects of life on a daily basis. My father raised me to be a winner and to never give up, this outlook on life came from his experience in the United States Army. Around age 16, I began pondering what my life would be like in 20 years. I planned to be in Congress with a Masters in Criminal Law. I figured that in order to reach that goal, I would have to embrace the teachings of my father and try my hardest daily. I soon developed a fear a failure, which I overcame after realizing that failure is the first step to success. This fear changed my thought process drastically, I began seeing opportunities to learn and grow in every situation possible. Sometime in February, I was arrested for a DUI on Marijuana. My process of thinking was changed once again, I stopped thinking ahead and began focusing on the present. Knowing that, in order to achieve your dream, you must take the first step. I realized that I had been nothing but a dreamer and never took any initiative to fulfill my...
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