Perseverance Will Last A Life Time

by: Dylan Formento

Introduction

What is perseverance? You may ask. Well perseverance is when you set a goal to reach for and you fight through and severe issues that may get in your way to reach the top. Now think have you ever persevered? If you have you should feel proud of yourself.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. He was the first African American major league baseball player. He took in a lot of racial comments and a lot of cheap play on the field. Jackie had the mental toughness and the physical toughness to fight through all of that. Therefor he made it allowed for african americans to play baseball. But did he really change change anything in today's world? But just 8.3 percent of players on opening day rosters in 2013 were African-American just 8.3%! That isn't a lot and that was in 2013 just 2 years ago! In the NFL of the coaches there are only 6% that are african american. All the rest of the coaches are white. This shows that not much has really changed for African americans. Now you tell me do you think anything has changed?

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Kid President

Robby Novak is best known as kid president who has a rare bone disease.He has a condition called Osteogenesis. Osteogenesis is a disease where the persons bones are extremely vulnerable to being broken. Robby has over 70 bone breaks. Robby and his sister ran into each other on bikes and robby’s sister Lexi got a broken leg and her brother also got hurt. Despite these adversities, he remains a normal kid who want’s the world to be awesome.Despite his disease he doesn't mind his disease he still does all the normal things any other kid could do. He also became a very famous youtuber named Kid President. Kid President (Robbie) once said “the time to be awesome in now” this means to make the world a cooler place to treat everyone the same no matter who they are.

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is an inspiring and brave historical figure. He was born in November 30, 1874. His childhood was very sad and lonely he didn't really have parents.Throughout his life he has shown Bravery, Confidence, and Power. For example in WWI he made a speech which inspired britain to fight against germany. He also made many other speeches during problems with britain's government However he is best known for his bravery and his inspiring quotes he also helped out with the government. During this time germany was beating on britain in a war they also had problems with the government.Winston Church once said, “ You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”From this quote, we know that winston churchill believed in standing up for yourself because most of the time your right.

Conclusion

As you can see these people showed perseverance and made a difference. And so can you! Perseverance is a important part of everyone's life.