Power of Tenacity
Comparing Triumphs and Challenges
Winston Churchill like many other people faced adversity in his life, yet Winston still carried on. Despite all the challenges he had persistence, and more importantly perseverance. Winston Churchill was born in November of 1874. During his childhood, his parents never paid any attention to him. He also never fit in. While he was growing up he attended prestigious schools, yet he was always the lowest in any class. He attended the military academy, Harrow.
He would always fail no matter how hard he tried. Later he had to try the entry test to the British Royal Military Academy three times before he can be accepted. Winston Churchill has faced many problems, adversities, mishaps and tragedies in his life, yet he still changed the course of WWII. He would later run for the Prime Minister, but be elected as a cabinet member. He would fail over and over again until he would finally be the Prime Minister. Over time, Winston Churchill proved his will and tenacity by keeping hope in the hearts of people.
Jackie Robinson has also faced many tragedies in his life. He ended becoming a baseball legend. During his childhood, his family couldn't afford many things. He had a love for baseball, but because he was African American he couldn't play in the major league. It was hard for him to start a job. During this time, his country was facing segregation.
Jackie Robinson will soon be able to join the Los Angeles Dodgers, but this was only the beginning for him. During his career, he would have to face racial slurs, abuse, comments, and even violence. He carried on through his career but it was hard to endure such actions. He ended up breaking the color barrier and was the first African-American player in the Major League. He and his family started to receive threats from fans and sometimes players. In the end, Robinson was one of the most influential athletes of all time. He helped shape the way for everyone having a freedom.