Hey guys, this is a REALLY, REALLY ROUGH draft. I kind of wrote this really quickly so please be harsh!
Prompt: Talk about someone who has influenced you.
I am not a person that is easily influenced, however I am easily inspired, and I believe that those two words go hand in hand. So when I was asked to talk about a person who influenced me, or rather inspired me, two words came to mind. D***s H**k. Better known as Mr. ****, the principal of my high school.
This year, there was a change in administration throughout the school district, and we at the high school were fortunate enough to acquire as Mr. **** as our new principal. I never knew what we were missing until he took office. He brought a whole new spirit to the school. It is obvious that he enjoys his job very much, and although I do not plan on entering the education field, I want to have the passion he has for his job, no matter where I end up. That is what I admire the most - his passion and commitment.
Every morning, the first thing every student is greeted with Mr. ****'s smiling face, while they walk up the main steps. It could be raining, hailing, sleeting, snowing, or all of those combined, and you would still find him standing out there with his signature smile. Before every break, he walks to every classroom and wishes everybody a safe and happy break, and he makes an effort to show up at the majority of school affairs. The reason why I bring up these occurrences is because many people say that, "the love is in the little things" , which I strongly agree with. By him taking time out of his demanding schedule to show his face and be an active member of the school's community shows how dedicated he is to his. and more importantly, the school. He gives his full effort to whatever task he undertakes, whether it is greeting the students or organizing an emergency meeting.
The love he has for his job shines through every day, and because of his commitment to his job, the school has benefited tremendously. His attitude has inspired me to give all that I have to whatever I do. He has taught me how to be passionate towards all tasks I am given. Mr. **** has showed me that everything deserves a person's full attention and dedication, no hatter how mundane or spectacular the task may be. There should be no discrimination towards anything you do in life. When I catch myself doing something haphazardly, I think about Mr.**** and his attitude toward whatever he does. His way of living has influenced me to be someone who cherishes all the opportunities I am given, and never do something without giving it all of my effort.
p.s. will return the favor