“Confidence is a lot in your life of games. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.”– Jerry West. This helps Percy Jackson a lot, who has a hard time in his life believing in himself. He will have a better life if he feels more confident in himself, focuses on his work, and makes more friends.
First, Percy should be more confident and look at ADHD in a positive way. In the book, it says, “The school counselor told me this was part of the ADHD, my brain misinterpreting things.” Another evidence is, “Also, you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the classroom. Always wondered, off-task in the classes.” This shows Percy is really negative about other people saying he has a problem with ADHD. On the other hand, the article says it is a benefit. An example is, “Today, some experts are thinking about ways that ADHD might even benefit children and teens. People with it have a different style of paying attention, called diffused attention. A person with diffused attention can pay attention to many things at the same time. In some jobs, it can be very helpful.” The author wrote that ADHD is not a bad thing. Furthermore, Percy should look at ADHD in a positive way, and have the confidence to face his differences.
Second, Percy should be more focused when he is studying. In the book, it says, Percy starts to think of other things when he is having class, he is easy to be distracted. He tries to focus, but he can’t. This shows Percy has problems focusing when he studies and learns in class. In the article, the author wrote, “Schedule your study sessions during your peak energy periods. Also, you can grab a beverage or a snack before studying, move around when you need to. Most importantly, don’t chat with your friends, and find a quiet space to study.” The author gives good tips on how to be focused on when people are studying. This is all good advice for Percy. It will lead him a better life in the camp, and school.
Lastly, Percy should make more friends in school and outside of school. Making friends helps people to be more mentally and physically healthy and more positive. In the book, it says, “Grover was an easy target. He was scrawny. He cried when he got frustrated.” This shows Percy doesn’t have a lot of friends, because if he is nice to everyone, it is easy to make friends, he doesn’t need to “target” someone. Percy isn’t someone who thinks friendships are that important. However, in the article, it says, “Scientists studied, people who always experience loneliness have worse health than the others. Friends also help people encourage the impact of their healthy behaviors on their well-being…” These reasons show Percy that having friends gives him a lot of benefits. Percy should have more friends besides Grover. It will help him to be more confident at school or anywhere. Friends can help him when he needs help and can push him to be his best.
Percy will face a lot of challenges being a demigod. He should be confident in himself, focus on his work, and make more friends. Just like what Jerry West said, if you don’t think you can do it, you can’t. These advice works for everyone, and it will help us have healthier and happier lives.