All that matters is what we do now, with mapping out our future from the past we leave behind. Being born in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, where I became a man before being a man, been the greatest experience of my life, working hard, mapping out and learning what’s wrong and what seems to be right. Looking back now, shows how right everyone has been for me, because anything someone do or say to me would always lead me in the right direction, whether it’s bad or good in their case. I traveled to many places, learning many things over the past and I tend to keep growing to a better space in my life” in spite of” all the evils that follows along with hate/hatred and cruelty. Over the years, I became a potential entrepreneur/business, helped out many souls, whether they listen, believed it or took what I gave and ran. “Won’t stop me” I gave my best advices, best attention and best attitudes, not another soul would stop me from being Great Again! My name is Donta J. Norman, come Nike’ with me, Life matters! It matters to those that matters, but the truth of any story is that no matter what life brings, pushing for the goals you peruse remember your life matters just as much. The harder we push to your dreams, the better your thoughts in life will bring you. From the moment you are born, everyone is always giving you advice and telling you how you should live your life. I always listen to others' advice, but I do not always follow it. There has been one piece of advice I have followed since the day it has been given to me and will continue to follow for the rest of my life.
From the moment I was able to comprehend what words meant, I can remember receiving one piece of advice from my parents, "as long as you do your best." This advice was given to me in everything I did, from sports to school to my first job. I believe that this is good advice because it tells me that they trust my judgment and will respect my decisions and stand by me, even if I made the wrong ones. This helps to take pressure off of me when I am going to school because I don't have to live up to being a straight A student and try to accomplish goals that are unattainable for me. Instead, I just do the best that I can and know my family and friends will love me regardless. When I go out to find a career, I'm not going to look for one which has the highest pay or has the most prestigious title. I'm going to find one which makes me happy and that fits into my ability. I don't want to have to work the rest of my life at a job I hate. If my parents haven’t told me, "to be the best" instead of "do your best", my outlook on life might have been different. This is good because many kids have to live up to expectations that they can't attain, or do something that they don't really enjoy in order to make their parents proud. The only problem with saying "as long as you do your best" is that when I knew I could have done a better job, I always felt guilty. I hate it when I get a barely accomplished or failed something and my parents said "as long as you tried your hardest." It would bother me because I knew I didn't do my best. “So I always try harder than I did before and that makes me proud, to be able to go after whatever I need to get where I want in my life! “Change to a much better standard”