sdinnu 2 / 5 Oct 12, 2010 #1Tell us about the most significant challenge you've faced or something important that didn't go according to plan. How did you manage the situation?(*)"The Okinawan Karate Best of Test award goes to..." It was not me. After countless hours of training and endless weeks of physical strain, all my efforts instantly washed away when another contenders name was called. This year old memory haunted my vision for my upcoming Black Belt test, my last opportunity to earn the prestigious Best of Test award.During the final months before my test, I had to polish my karate skill to a new level. Rather than repeat the same training system as last time, I implemented a new one specifically designed to correct even the most minute of errors. Through private sessions with my instructor, I was able to master everything from body positioning to mental composure. In addition, I began recording myself to carefully scrutinize and refine even the most minor motions. With my final karate test rapidly approaching, I worked diligently to ensure failure would not be an option.The day of the test, I performed each of my forms with finesse. By the end, I saw the eyes of the judges affixed on my ring, and I knew I had won them over. When I was called up to acquire my black belt at the end of the test, I was also honored with the Best of Test Certificate. Certificate in my hand, I knew that last times failure motivated me to work harder - last times failure revealed the path that guided me to success. (243/250)Do you think this essay answers the prompt well enough? Im not sure if this challenge is significant enough and if it provides insight about my lifestyle. My other essays were about engineering and I didnt want to keep talking about just that so i picked my extracurricular. Do you think this essay is worth keeping, or should i write another one about a different topic?