Your Personal Credo

What words do you live your life by?

I Believe Poetry

Assignment: Credo/ I Believe Poetry

In the movie “Bull Durham,” Kevin Costner’s character is asked what he believes in. His answer provides us with a poetic format. By following the formula below, tell what you believe in.

BULL DURHAM CREDO

I believe in the _________________________,
the____________________________________,
the____________________________________,
the____________________________________,
the____________________________________,
_______________,_______________,_________________,
But (something you don’t believe in, e.g. “but the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated”) _____________.
I believe in____________________________,
I believe in____________________________,
I believe in____________________________,
______________, ________________, _________________,
And I believe in________________________________. (longest)

Steve Job's took the words "Stay Foolish. Stay Hungry" to heart and lived his life based upon them. He left these same words behind for future generations when he gave his famous Stanford commencement address.  What words do you live your life by? What words guide you? Is it a line from a song, a quote from a book, words spoken by someone you love dearly or even a mantra that you have created and adopted for yourself? In this essay, you will discuss the significance of these words and the impact they will make on your life.

You will be writing a five paragraph in-class essay that answers the question: What is your credo? I have divided the assignment by each paragraph and the questions that you should answer within each.

Introduction:

Describe your own personal credo in detail. What is your credo? What does it mean?

Body Paragraph 1:

How did you form this belief or adopt this credo? (Is it something your family taught you? Did you hear it in your favorite movie or read it in your favorite book? Did you create it by yourself? These are just some ideas).

Body Paragraph 2:

Why are these beliefs important to you? Why do you feel it is important to stick to these beliefs?

Body Paragraph 3:

Do you think your credo will change as you grow older? How do you see it evolving now? What actions or event might change it? How will this credo help shape your future?

Conclusion:

In summary, why is this credo significant to you? Would you charge (or challenge) others to follow your credo? Why or why not? How would it be beneficial for others to listen to these words?

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a year ago
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I believe that Steve Jobs took great risks, and it paid off in the end. He left a legacy behind, and many people can follow it. My credo would have to be to trust God in knowing he has a plan, and that I can always turn to him. This credo helps me get through life knowing not to stress over certain things, and that everything is gonna be okay.

a year ago
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Steve Jobs was a brilliant man. He was full of amazing ideas, and had such an eccentric way of looking at everything in his life. His legacy of "Stay hungry stay foolish" will live in forever. I have different core beliefs than him, even though I think he had a great way of living his life. I believe you need to trust your instincts, and live your life loving. I would say to go through life trusting and loving would be my credo. I believe that this has really helped me especially when I moved last year. I trusted that moving was a good decision, because we had family out here and we needed to come back and help them. I still have strong connections with people out in Arizona, because of the love that binds us together. I have made more beautiful connections with people out here in North Carolina, and that's why I would say those are my words of wisdom.

a year ago
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Steve Jobs legacy was based off of the choices he made. He could have kept doing things that were not going to help him or he could give up. He choose nether, he choose to work hard and be different. He made his own road. His successes shows us that we need to work hard but make our own path in life. We only have one life he says to make the most of it. My credo is having faith in God. God say that we need to have faith in him and if we have faith in him everything will be alright. I believe that. So I put my faith in him and my life is great. I don;t stress or worry about things because I know he will always lead me on the right path. He has helped me through every obstacle in my life and he will continue to help me. So God is my credo.

a year ago
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I think Steve Jobs made a big impact not just with his technology but with his words and his way of thinking. He believed in individuality, like myself. I also believe in Jesus. If I was to have a personal credo, I guess it would be “You are beautiful, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14) I have to remind myself every day that even if I am not beautiful in my eyes, I will always be beautiful in God’s eyes.😃

a year ago
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The legacy of Steve Jobs was very inspiring and something I could live by. His curiosity and risks lead him on a path to future success. I believe you have to work hard for what you want , which Jobs did. He wasn't just a college drop-out, he had put forth effort and time in with his career. I don't believe in the saying "curiosity killed the cat " 🙀because curiosity is what leads to great inventions and miraculous discovers. Without curiosity, Jobs wouldn't have put our country years ahead in advanced technology . 😁

a year ago
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Steve Jobs left a huge impact on companies and the rest of the world. He changed how we work, how we type, and even how we think. His work ethic was amazing, he took risk, and he never stopped. I try to live with some of the same morals and goals as him. I admire his work and how he lived his life in general. He was always taking risk and doing what he loved at all cost. I believe that you can control two things, your attitude and your effort. Steve Jobs life is a great representation of these words. He was always doing what he loved and had a great attitude about everything. When he was fired from Apple he didn't get depressed or sad, he bounced back and created a company that even Apple later bought from him. Steve Jobs also had great effort, he would always give 100% and never made excuses. I have tried to live by these words and always given it my all.

a year ago
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Steve Jobs legacy shows how sometimes taking risks work out for the best. He showed that going against the grain and making your own way can work out. My credo is that you should cherish every moment. For the past 2 years or so I believe I actually had memories I can remember for long periods of time. From about the beginning of my life until the 6th grade I haven't been able to remember many events. Since the summer of 7th I've recorded many things and it has helped me cherish, remember and reflect upon those moments.

a year ago
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My credo is a bible verse. " Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” is a verse from the book of Joshua. That basically sums up my life in one bible verse. My fears, my choices, how I live my life. There are so many things that Steve Jobs did that connected with " Stay Hungry, Say Foolish ". That's how I look at it. Those two simple words helped him lead his whole life ; just mine.

a year ago
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Steve Jobs's legacy has influenced the lives of many. They want to be just like him because he was so successful and managed to do all these amazing things. He took many daring risks and he benefited from them. He wants us to be like him. He wants us to "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" just like he was. My belief is in teamwork. Everybody needs teamwork to succeed.

a year ago
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Steve Jobs took many risks and ended up being a great legacy. All of his biggest risks ended up resulting good things. He gave man people someone to look up to. My credo is “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.” - Chico Xavier. Someones past shouldn't define their future. This credo didn't really mean much to me a while back ago but now it has much more meaning. You cant judge people for their past because this is the present and the past shouldn’t be lived n the present.