The Power of Perseverance
This quote is a good definition of perseverance because it shows resilience which is one of the most important things you need to have to persevere. It means that adversities may help you become stronger and be able to withstand more hardships. These hardships and adversities can help build you up to achieve a goal with more fire and be determined to reach it.
The Life of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson had a dream of becoming a professional baseball player. He worked hard, trained hard and wanted nothing more. But the only problem is that he was African American. This was a problem because around the time of the 1950s, people thought it was wrong for black people to play professional baseball. Since Jackie Robinson was African American, he had to face racial judgments and insults. He faced other adversities but this one was important to his story. In the article Jackie Robinson's Greatness, it says " At 28, with World War II service in the Army behind him, Robinson was mature and tough enough to withstand the taunts of racist fans and opposing players." This shows that Jackie Robinson was not going to yield and stop playing baseball because of some comments, he wanted to prove a point. It does not matter the color of your skin to play a sport. If you are good enough to play a professional sport then it shouldn't matter your skin color. Also in the article, Jackie Robinson's Greatness, it says, " He let his batting and base running speak for him-- and they spoke eloquently." This proves that your skin color shouldn't decide whether you belong on a professional sports team or not. People on the other teams made fun of him as well as the people in the stands. These racial insults hurt Robinson, but he wanted to pursue baseball. This just shows that the power of perseverance can drive you as far as you want to go. If you want something you can get it and you don't need to base it off of what everyone else thinks.