Our class was recently asked to individually write a speech of our choice. Well, speeches are not my forte. It took me many days to decide on a good topic to write about and once I decided on a topic to write about it took me many more days to complete it.
I chose motivation as my speech topic. I decided to choose motivation because motivation can come from anywhere or anyone at any time in your life. Whether you’re motivated to get off the couch to get a drink of water or if you’re motivated to make a decision like running a marathon. I came to understand that motivation comes from within.
Giving the speech was the next step I had to take. Giving a speech about motivation is not the easiest task. For one you need to stand up in front of an entire class and present a five-paragraph speech about something that people may not even find interesting. I kept reminding myself that “everyone else has to do it, it won’t be that bad!” It turned out not bad. No one fell asleep and everyone clapped after. My friends even said it was a good speech.
So next time I’m up against something hard I just have to remember that motivation is like the wind. Sometimes it’s strong and sweeps you off your feet and sometimes it feels non-existent but it is always there.
Kalyn is a grade 8 student at Stony Plain Central School. Her interests include horses and basketball.