The Road to Perseverance

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When someone perseveres they do not stop because of adversities but use them to motivate themselves to go further and achieve their goal.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is an eloquent and well-liked historical figure. He was born in England on November 30, 1874. His childhood was filled with loneliness, for his parents were not around most of the time. Throughout his life he has shown perseverance, eloquence, and confidence. For example in his Never Give In, Never, Never, Never speech he showed eloquence when he talked to the students at Harrow School, and was forceful. He also showed perseverance through the hard times when he was kicked out of his position as Prime Minister. However, he is best known for his Never Give In, Never, Never, Never speech at Harrow School on October 29, 1941. Winston Churchill once said, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” From this quote, we know that Winston Churchill was a person that persevered through tough times. Winston Churchill was a very eloquent, confident, and hopeful figure in history.

Jackie Robinson

When Branch Rickey had thought of “The Noble Experiment” he was looking for a African American athlete that would not fight back but instead keep his calm, this led him to finding Jackie Robinson. Branch Rickey had offered Jackie an opportunity to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie took this opportunity for he had the chance to play in the Major League. It was his lifelong dream to make it possible for African Americans to play in the Major Leagues. When Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he had to face many setbacks along the way such as racial slurs, bean-balls, physical harm, and segregation it would even be coming from his own teammates. This caused him tum to be aggravated, but he had always kept calm during the games for if he burst out in anger he would be kicked of the team and would have given the white people another reason to not give blacks equal rights.

Losing to Win

Issues about parental abuse, parental neglect, abusing drugs, and many others were portrayed through the video Losing to Win to show the effects on some of the teenage girls’ persevering. They show what the teenage girls do to overcome these issues caused by their environment. These adversities cause it to become hard for the teenage girls to persevere through the hard times. At Carroll Academy they made deals ,with the teenage girls, such as if they wanted to play basketball they would have to control their anger on and of the court. Basketball was a great tool to teach the girls life skills and how to get over adversities. It was very remarkable how Coach Randy took basketball and implied life skills to the sport and the outcome of it. Those issues were solved for a reason and that reason was to mend the tears in the girls’ life. This gave them another chance at life to improve themselves in many ways.

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Overall, you can see that Eleanor Roosevelt was a very eloquent woman who was very distraught in her environment, but then adversities acted as a catalyst which turned her life around because she persevered. Each paragraph itself shows a high level of perseverance and courage to get where they did in the end.