Typically, most stories are created in 3 parts or Acts as they say in the theater and film business. It is usually in the 2nd Act that we find our main character in some sort of danger. As the audience who is invested in the character, we wonder and hope the main character can overcome the obstacles. As the story ends Act II and begins the 3rd, a climax in the story takes place. Although the main character has come face-to-face with so many obstacles in Act II, He/She is able to overcome and accomplish the ultimate goal leaving the audience pleased with the outcome. We like those stories because they are so motivating and uplifting. They are also very memorable because there are times when it seems that the main character may fail.
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Winston Churchill
In life, there are challenges that test our ability to stay strong and focused:
- A tough class
- Multiple tests in a week
- Problems at home
- Trouble fitting in
These are all legitimate issues that affect many teens. Going through these things really entices people to simply give up. Poor grades can be one indicator that someone is really having a hard time and are thinking about giving up. However, tough times don’t last forever. Think of how terrible a movie would be if the main character gave up in the 2nd Act and let the bad guy win. What a disappointment that would be. The same is true when it comes to you your tough times. There is a plan for your life and your education is going to help you reach your goal. The good thing is that there are people around you that can help you get through. Teachers, Counselors and Administrators are willing and able to help you. Seek them out for help. I promise you that they can help. Don’t quit. Remember, it’s only Act II. There is so much more to come if you simply do not quit.
MB (c/o 98)
It Can Be Done