A belief that one holds to be true can be something that defines them and shows a lot about their character as an individual. One belief that I hold to be true is the belief that hard work pays off. This applies to everyone in almost every sort of situation. I have learned through working hard at things to get a good final result that nothing comes easy especially the most desirable and fulfilling things in life.
What supports my belief in hard work is my time as a young teenager growing up in Myrtle Beach SC. I moved from NY with no intention of liking it there or wanting to in the slightest. Early on in my life down south I picked up a guitar along the way. I joined many talent shows and played with many different kids over the course of middle school. When I graduated to high school is where I really fell in love with the instrument I started to organize shows and form bands with other kids sharing the same passion. I always stayed determined to be the best I could be and make myself a valuable asset to any band or group that I was a part of. Now I am currently a junior in college, and have released a demo cd with a band here in Columbia and we are starting to make money. If you work at something, like I have watched myself do over the course of 6 years, then you can achieve anything, the hard work pays off and my story is one that supports that belief.
Someone could steer away from this belief by saying something like maybe others did not have the opportunities that I have had in my life. Someone could say that I was just at the right place at the right time in many situations where I had found myself lucky to have had those opportunities. I can level with that understanding from other people, but then there are other stories one could bring to light about how there are rags to riches stories and things like this, which some people would not want to subscribe to and they would tell you that that kind of thing only happens in the movies which is also something one could understand. Hard work pays off every time, belief in that can change ones outlook on a lot of things. The problem is, which Kant noticed and said that, “Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the nonage which has become almost second nature to him.”