In my opinion, everyone should be confident and try their best. In the story “The Marble Champ,” the main character is a really smart girl named Lupe, but Lupe can’t make her body work properly when it came to sports. Throughout the story, Lupe works very hard, and, at the end of the story, she wins the marbles championship.
At the start of the story, Lupe had really wanted to be good at a sport. Lupe had never been able to make her body run as fast as the other kids in her grade, she only learned how to ride a bike with training wheels when she was eleven, and she could only walk in the swimming pool, but she couldn’t swim. On a rainy day, Lupe had said, “I’ll never be good at sports, I wish I could win something, anything, even marbles.” After that, Lupe had decided to train very hard so that she could try to win the marbles championship. Lupe was willing to try hard, and use time to practice. For example, right after Lupe got home, she started to practice, when she should be doing her homework, Lupe was practicing, during her free time, she was still practicing. This shows that Lupe really wants to be good at marbles, and she wants to spent her time practicing and trying her best.
Afterwards, Lupe shows that if you practice hard enough, you will get better. She defeats her brother and a kid on her block who is really good at playing marbles. But, she doesn’t stop practicing, Lupe keeps on working hard in preparation for the contest. For instance, her thumb grew bigger than all of her other fingers. Her thumb grew strong and big with muscles. Lupe is really trying very hard for the competition, just for that one day, just so she could win the marbles championship.
Close to the end of the story, Lupe wins the marbles championship. Her family is very proud of her, but she is probably the only person who knows how much she did, how much she practiced, just to win that one trophy. In fact, Lupe knew she had tried her very best and she is proud of it. This tells us that trying hard and being confident can make something that you’re not really good at become something you are really good at.
As you can see, when people have confidence and they are willing to try hard, they will achieve their goal.