The Brilliance of Determination
By: Esther Seol
Sprinting to Success
Tennessee-born track and field athlete Wilma Rudolph had the most surprising, but rough start. She was born in 1940 premature. She had polio, which meant she couldn't walk or run normally and had to wear a leg brace instead.
Wilma had all the characteristics she need for perseverance. She shows us that if you have the characteristics, you can do whatever you put your mind to.
The first characteristic is determination. Determination is important because when you have a goal, you have to stick to the goal, and you'd do many things to achieve that goal. Another characteristic you need is commitment. If you have a goal, you need to commit to it. It can't be something where you say you want to achieve it, but you put it aside.
The second characteristic is diligence. You need to put in a lot effort and be a hard-working person. The last but not least is dedication. You have to put your mind set to your goal and be zealous.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."-Albert Einstein
The Genius That Changed The World
On Cloud Nine
Amy Purdy is a snowboarder, actress, model, co-founder of and motivational speaker. But even she, had a condition that changed her life. When she had been rushed to the hospital, she had less than 2% chance of surviving. She realized later on, she had been diagnosed withMeningococcal Meningitis. She had to remove her spleen, amputate her two legs, and removed her kidney, but later on, she received a donated one from her dad. But despite everything she went through, she still became a world-class snowboarder and co-founded a non-profit organization for kids who have physical disabilities that wants to skateboard or snowboard. She kept striving to do what she wanted to do and accomplish her dreams.
Just Keep Swimming
Small Boy, Great Determination
In “The Smallest Dragon Boy”, Two boys, Berteli and Keevan, were competing in a competition to see who could Impress the dragons the best. These two boys differ a lot. Berteli was a small boy. Keevan was large. Bertili was very humble, while Keevan was very arrogant and aggressive. Berteli was very modest while Keevan was conceited. In the end, Beterli got what he deserved and was able to Impress the dragons the best. Even though people mocked him, he was still determined to be the best at impressing.
McCaffrey, Anne, and Linda Albritten. The Smallest Dragonboy. Greystones, Ireland: Dragonhold, 1974. Print.
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