I believe that people should work hard at whatever they do even if they don’t like what they’re doing, they should still give it 100 percent effort because you never know what your capable of until you push yourself pass your limit. I also believe in the long run hard work does pay off.
My name is Brandon and I have been playing basketball since I’ve been in 6th grade which is approximately 8 years of my life. I first started out in the summer before 6th grade where I was on the Park Distinct Traveling Basketball Team. This is where I first learned how to play basketball and found out I wasn’t very good at it. This is the main reason why I liked football more than the sport basketball because I was naturally good at football and didn’t have to work as hard. But because of the way I was brought up; always being encourage to never give up and always work hard, I kept at it and kept working on my basketball skills so I could be good enough to make my high school freshman basketball team. And that I did, I made my high school’s freshman basketball team as a freshman, the sophomore team as a sophomore and the varsity basketball team my junior and senior years of high school.
During those years in high school I really began to practice hard on improving my basketball skills. My main goals was to get school (college) paid for off an athletic scholarship and get a free education. I indeed accomplished this goal and was rewarded a two year basketball scholarship at Parkland Junior College. There in my two years I was definitively better than I was when I first started out playing basketball, which I know was because of the hard work I put into improving my skills all throughout my life. After having two good seasons at parkland on and off the court I graduated .The final step I had in mind was to come to Northern Illinois University and make (walk-on) the basketball team. Many doubted me and said I wasn’t good enough to make a Division 1 basketball program, but instead of listening to them, giving up or stop working hard like I’ve been doing all my life, I tuned them out and worked the hardest I’ve worked over the summer. And what do you know all the hard work paid off, and I am now a member of the Northern Illinois University Basketball Team.
So as you can see by my story working hard, giving your best effort, and never giving up is very important and this is why I believe that people should work hard at whatever they do even if they don’t like what they’re doing, they should still give it 100 percent effort, because hard work pays off.
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If all people in the world could engage their minds to work relentlessly and persistently under all circumstances, the word poverty would have become a history. Every hour becomes productive simply because nobody entertains laziness. Making every second count enables people to overcome all impossible obstacles and the throwbacks in lives. To work hard is to be responsible for everything done regardless of being watched or not. No pain, no gain is a phrase mostly used to steer people to great success. The phrase teaches resilience in all undertakings that everyone must strive to earn something in spite of the harsh conditions.
A story is told of Arthur, an African young man who despite all his parents being alive, they meant nothing to him. They had no idea of how he clothed, ate, or went to school. Being humble parents does not give anyone a right to neglect parental responsibilities. The struggles he encountered in his lifetime were visible to every student in his class. He wore a torn uniform, walked to school barefooted.
Rising at the crack of dawn has never been anybody`s cup of tea, but Arthur, young as he was could do it. He used to supply water to an industry located at a distance of five kilometers away from his home before going to school to cater for his needs, school fees included. His father neglected him completely. He used to work at the construction site, and the little money he could earn will be spent on alcohol and cigarettes. At times, he could come home late to find Arthur doing his homework. He could kick him off the table and implant himself their smoking somberly on a sofa. Arthur could just go and strain in his dark room.
To utter surprise, teachers could punish him thoroughly whenever he came to school late. This was in spite of them being aware of the adverse hardships he was undergoing. Nevertheless, he has never pushed away from his academic excellence. He kept his faith towards his goal. Nobody in the entire class could beat him academically. Generosity was his great virtue, being always there to uplift the weak in class anytime he was consulted. He never wanted his colleagues to suffer while he was around.
Everything that has beginning will at some point end. He sat for his final exam, and as many expected, he passed so well. He attracted so many well-wishers who promised to sponsor him in advance level. Their small sluggish rental house was flooded with different brands of vehicles. Everyone was eager to know the little hero who proved, so genius to break all records nationwide. Their little room was filled to the brim with different types of gifts.
Several years later, Arthur graduated as a neurosurgeon from one of the top university in the world. His father kept on with his drunkenness, and as he was on his way towards home, a fast moving vehicle hit him, breaking his both legs and damaging his head badly. The local medical experts referred him to an international hospital. Coincidentally, that was where Arthur had been posted. He wept bitterly seeing his dad in such condition and promised to do his best to restore him back. Three months later, he was discharged. Tears of joy misted his vision when he learnt that his son was able to cure him. From then henceforth, he promised never to take alcohol.
Through his hard work, perseverance, and determination, Arthur made to his destiny despite all the challenges he encountered. Paying attention to a problem is digging a grave to enter anytime. Success never comes on a silver platter but through hard work. Nobody was meant to stay in every situation permanently, change is inevitable.