Someone Who Has Had a Positive Effect in My Life

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Someone who has had a positive effect in my life

Someone who had a positive effect in my life is my brother Warren, because he taught me not to settle for mediocrity, to have self- confident and

Someone who has had a positive effect in my life is my brother Warren, because he taught me to not settle for mediocrity. For example, when I was a sixteen-year-old freshman at Walbrook High School and the chances of my finishing high school were slim. I was a teenager with an attitude, living in a neighborhood that fostered troubled teenagers. My brother Warren not only was he a disciplinarian, but also he was a great teacher. He would never settle for my usual standard of school work. He pushed and prodded and never tolerated the mediocrity that had become my standard. On the occasion of our first semester report cards, my brother called me aside and asked how it was possible that I was a D student in my classes. I was not ready for that question. However, I passionately told him about all the evils that I had been subjected to when I was younger. My brother listened patiently and when I was through he responded, “There’s a problem with my list, he said, and you are not on it.” he explained that the only person responsible for my situation was me. And the only person with the potential to change my situation was me and that when I personally accepted that responsibility I could make a significant change in my life. He convinced me that I was failing not because I was a failure, but because I was not accepting the responsibility for my results in those other classes. My brother helps me to believe in myself. He inspired me to become a better student.

In addition to mediocrity, Three years later, I was preparing to graduate from High school. It had taken weeks of telephone calls to find him but I knew what I had to say. When I finally did get my brother Warren on the telephone, I explained what his brutal honesty had meant to me, how I finally...
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