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Graduation Speech: Perseverance and Determination - As a hurdler for County High, I stumble upon some pretty tough obstacles each time I race; the same is true in life. Everyone encounters obstacles, but in order to overcome them and succeed, one must never give up. I love to run hurdles, but unfortunately last year, little pulls and strains prevented me from running to my full potential. One Thursday, we had a home track meet against Lake Stevens. For the first time I was in pretty good shape for my race, the 100-meter hurdles. I began jumping up and down partially to stay warm, and partially to let out some of my excitement....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 668 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance - Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance Pounding, rushing footsteps started to close in on me. The roar of the crowd echoed, as I extended my hand to receive the baton that signaled my turn to run. As I tightly wrapped my fingers around it, I felt the wind rush around me, and my tired legs started to carry me faster than I ever dreamed possible. As I rounded the final stretch of track I remember battling fatigue by contemplating two paths: slow down and give up my chance of winning to gain momentary comfort, or push myself even harder and give up momentary comfort to receive greater rewards later....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 656 words
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A World of Opportunity - ... Once Douglass told the boys, “’You will be free as soon as you are twenty-one, but I am a slave for life. Have not I as good a right to be free as you have?’” (102). That statement, had it been told to anyone in power would have acquired Douglass lashings and caused him a great deal of pain, but it did not and it generated a passion in Douglass that changed his life for the better. He turned his life away from what it was predetermined to be, and used hard-work, perseverance, and education to help him break free from the circumstance that was thought of as typically absolute, which contradicts Loewen’s idea of an inevitable fate....   [tags: society, class, perseverance, educate]
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The American Dream: The Land of Hard Work and Opportunity? - ... In example, the article, “They live the Dream”, Delores Kesler, started her company out of pure necessity to provide for her family. The company now has a projected revenue of two million dollars. Kesler succeeded in providing for her family and more, with only hard work and pure perseverance.(Rather 41), Another woman who was strong headed was Eillen Collins. Collins was the first woman ever to pilot the space shuttle and even command a shuttle mission. She had always dreamed of being a pilot, and would do anything to get there....   [tags: determination, perseverence, goal achievement] 524 words
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Dreams Made Real by Walt Disney - “A dream is a wish your heart makes” (Walt Disney). These immortal words were spoken by none other than the one and only Walter Elias Disney. Better known as Walt Disney, he’s one of the most successful dreamers of all time as proved by his worldwide company. He’s the perfect example of dreams leading to success, made evident by the current size of his company with 5 resorts worldwide and almost 60 years of amazing unbeatable hospitality and service. The three most predominate things that led to his success were his love of the job, his perseverance against all odds and his genuine passion for bringing joy to everyone in the world especially children and families....   [tags: mickey mouse, animation, perserverance] 627 words
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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - The Supremacy of Perseverance Perseverance pushes people towards what they believe in, a person’s perseverance is determined upon their beliefs. A person with strong beliefs will succeed greater to someone who does not. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag perseveres against society as well as himself in order to demolish censorship. Perseverance embraces values and drives people closer to their goals. Censorship was fought against to prevent the destruction of society and government....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - The circumstances surrounding the composition of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" explain his use of "The darkest evening of the year" (L.8) which is closely related it to the greater theme of perseverance in the face of hardship. Frost wrote this poem, in November(Frost Chronology) 1923; on the same late night he finished his book New Hampshire (Jackson sec. 1). Being "a little excited from getting over-tired"(qtd. in Jackson sec. 3), he decided to venture out into the wilderness, probably to calm down....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Opportunities in America - Opportunities in America Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” is a story based on the account of a young Chinese girl living in the United States with her overly pushy mother. Two kinds is about opportunity, perseverance, and accomplishment. These are the things Jing-mei learns as she grows up in what many people call “The Land of Opportunity”. In America, it is believed that you have the opportunity to become anything you would like to be. For immigrants it is believed that “you can be best anything” (553)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward - A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward Common sense is a disappearing art form not only from business but also from society. It used to be that students seeking a higher education would go to school to build around their common sense. Today students go to school in the hopes of attaining common sense. I'm afraid our society has become so emotionally driven that decisions are made on emotion rather than common sense....   [tags: Ward Kingsley Mark Words] 916 words
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What it is to be Human in The Odyssey - In The Odyssey, Homer contrasts Odysseus and his native island of Ithaka with other characters and places that are perceived to be superhuman and subhuman as well as with the less than fully human. Throughout the course of this paper you will be introduced to a vast number of characters and several circumstances will be examined in order to answer the question of what it is to be human and fully human. Up until the time Telemakhos leaves to find news of his father, he is viewed as naïve and child-like by the suitors and his own mother, even though he is in his late teens....   [tags: Homer] 1016 words
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In Season Experience- Original Writing - In Season Experience- Original Writing Ten seconds left, down by two, only one chance left for the team. The coach calls a timeout, “Alright ladies, let us think this through” he says as he maps out possibly the final play of my Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball career. The timeout ends; and as play begins again, the ball sits at the top of key with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. The defender plays back and I start to penerate down the lane. Pass by one defender with ease, then another defender steps up in help position....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today - The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today Discipleship is an important theme throughout Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel, Mark tells us about the apostles and what they had to give up and how they what they would be rewarded with. Although it is 2000 years since Jesus has walked on this earth, the qualities of discipleship still remain the same. You have to have willingness to answer the call, faith in Jesus, perseverance to not give up carrying out the will of Jesus, courage to be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel, piety and reverence to have respect for yourself and others....   [tags: Free Essays] 391 words
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Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - Following Welty’s A Worn Path  The stories meld together into a long history of oppression. Slave ships transport thousands of Africans from the Gold Coast into America's grip, callously beginning black America's racial saga. Laborers collapse after hours of shredding their fingers on cotton plants. Sobbing mothers tenderly clean up the flesh that cat-o-nine tails ripped off their child's back. America eventually witnesses the Emancipation of slaves, and even relative "equality," but an African American's obstacles will never completely subside....   [tags: A Worn Path Essays] 860 words
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Ethical Filter - Ethical Filter Worksheet Value Personal Source with Examples Justify the Value's Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions. Lead by example The training and experience in the military has indoctrinated me ( I'm unashamed to say) to believe and support the awesome responsibility that leaders provide in their organization. Poor leaders almost always fail themselves, their organization and their subordinates....   [tags: Leadership] 1121 words
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Lego Testing - Just Another Education Fantasy - Lego Testing - Just Another Education Fantasy After years of hearing how standardized testing cheats minorities and the disadvantaged out of the higher education, educationists have come up with a new bag of tricks - Lego building. Johnny can’t read and Mary can’t compute. Not a problem. If they can build a robot out of Legos in 10 minutes, they’re college material under a pilot program being tested by Colorado College and eight other schools – Beloit, Carleton, Grinnell and Macalester colleges and the University of Michigan, University of Delaware, Rutgers and Penn State....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 534 words
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Reading Response for My Antonia - When recalling the female characters from My Antonia an anecdote about carrots, eggs, and coffee beans comes to mind. Each of the items on their own have good qualities however when the items are placed in boiling water they drastically changed. The carrots strong and hard become weak after being placed in the boiling water. The once fragile eggs become hard and rigid. Coffee beans however release their flavor and aroma. The coffee beans changed the least but by changing the water or their surroundings become something better....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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Giving Back To My Community - My plan after college is to become a Sociologist or a Social Worker. With a college degree in one of these areas, I hope to impact my community in various ways. First, with the knowledge obtained from college, I hope to counsel with young people who are on the verge of going astray. In today's society, there are so many negative factors that influence young people. I want to help them understand the importance of setting goals and striving to become productive citizens. I also want to give them a sense of hope that with perseverance, they can become great role models for other young people....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 343 words
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Comparing Tragedy in Oedipus the King and Antigone - Oedipus the King More Tragic then Antigone                                        Sophocles was a master of tragedy, thereÕs no argument there. But which of the 2 plays weÕve studied, Oedipus the King and Antigone, is the more tragic. I believe that Oedipus the King was more intensely tragic and I think that if I were to see a the plays Òback to back,Ó Oedipus would be the more likely one to rivet true emotions from me. I think OedipusÕ cathartic value can be seen clearly when you compare the entirety of the results in both plays....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 365 words
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A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited - A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited In considering Charlie Wales plight in Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited," I believe Charlie is a victim of his own success. As a successful businessman two times over he has burned many bridges behind him and for his well intentions he is blind to that continued fallacy. He does not seem to realize that the success he enjoys now is the envy that brought about Marion and Lincoln's contempt prior to Helen's death. I see Charlie attempting desperately to act out of character....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays] 368 words
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Cognitive Psychology of Science - Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Science: Recent Research and Its Implications In the article written by Ryan Tweney, he is contemplating the idea of whether there is a cognitive significance to scientific thinking. Many different studies are mentioned to try and answer this contemplation. One study on discovering the complexity of the universe found that subjects did the best if they confirmed evidence supporting their hypothesis early, and disconfirmed evidence later; this explains the persistence of many scientists....   [tags: essays research papers] 365 words
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Being a Disciple Today in the Way Jesus Intended - This is a two sided argument. It can be seen that it is possible but can also be seen as impossible. The first question we must ask is what did Jesus intend. The first disciples were not perfect. For example Peter’s denial “I will never leave you, even though all the rest do”. This doesn’t mean we should give. In fact it means we should try to do better. We cannot give in to the temptations of modern life. I believe we can be a disciple today in the way Jesus intended. Although we live in a different world than the first disciples it is still possible to be a disciple the way Jesus intended....   [tags: Bible Study] 279 words
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Destiny, Fate and Free Will in Homer's Odyssey - Self-Determination - Self-Determination in The Odyssey Self-determination is a strong characteristic that Odysseus portrays in The Odyssey. The three traits that Odysseus portrays as evidence of his self-determination are: endurance, perseverance, and courage. Odysseus, like most humans, has his doubts of confidence, but seems to overcome them. Odysseus sometimes doubts his courage and passion for living. He shows this as he asks, "but Circe, who will be my pilot on this journey?"(100). Here, Odysseus questions his ability to lead his crew onward....   [tags: Homer Odyssey fatody] 840 words
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Devotion in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - Devotion in A Worn Path In "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty an elderly African American woman named Phoenix Jackson picks a cold December day to make yet another perilous journey to a city to get medicine for her ailing grandson. On the way this ninety-year-old woman faces many obstacles, both natural and man-made. Phoenix draws upon her perseverance and willingness to sacrifice herself to help her throughout her journey, but it is the undying love for her grandson that truly guides and drives her to her final goal....   [tags: Worn Path essays] 973 words
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Free My Antonia Essays: The Character of Antonia Shimerda - The Character of Antonia Shimerda in My Antonia Antonia Shimerda spends her whole life fighting, yet she is not known to be belligerent. She is constantly being battered, but still has no visible scars. Antonia is a girl who suffers all through her life, and somehow manages to keep an optimistic outlook. She is one of those rare people who gain character, rather than resentment, by enduring hardship. Throughout the book, MY ANTONIA, the strength and perseverance of this girl definitely portray her as "battered but not diminished." The symbol of freedom, courage and hardship, the country seems to invite all to come and settle, but not without a struggle....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 759 words
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Epiphany in Astronomer’s Wife, When I consider how my light is spent and Everything That Rises Must - Epiphany in Astronomer’s Wife, When I consider how my light is spent and Everything That Rises Must Converge The short story, “Astronomer’s Wife,” by Kay Boyle is one of perseverance and change. Mrs. Ames, because of neglect from her husband, becomes an emotionless and almost childlike woman. As a result, Mrs. Ames, much like John Milton in his poem, “When I consider how my light is spent” (974), is in darkness, unaware of the reality and truth of the outside world. However, the plumber who is trying to repair leaking pipes in her house, starts by repairing the leaking pipes in her heart....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Hatchet - Hatchet Author: Gary Paulson Main Theme: The story Hatchet’s theme is determination, perseverance and survival. Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced, flies to visit his father in Canadian wilderness. His pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian managed to land the plane in a lake, and escape unharmed. Now comes the hard part, surviving in the wilderness until rescued. He does have one tool to help him, a hatchet that his mother had given him as a gift. He will have to use it, his own determination, imagination, perseverance and common sense to survive....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
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John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath serves as a milestone in the plethora of literature addressing the lives, adversities and perseverance of those affected by the American Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. However, the responses generated by the book vary greatly. Some have hailed it as one of the great American masterpieces, flaws included, whilst others describe it as a “so-so” book fraught with distorted, dramatised history and propaganda. The question that persists sixty-six years after the publication of the novel, and sixty-five years after the début of John Ford’s black and white drama, is can this work serve as reliable history and enduring literature....   [tags: essays research papers] 1321 words
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The Moon is Down - Throughout known history the system of democracy seems to be the most just, the most logical and the fairest of all ruling systems. Its ability to adjust to changing times is only one reason for its perseverance. In John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down, this durability is displayed through the townspeople led by Mayor Orden, under the oppressive heels of their conquerors.      One of the most obvious examples of democracy’s endurance is the resistance displayed by the townspeople against their invaders....   [tags: essays research papers] 826 words
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The Meansure of a Man (A Closer Look at Five Great Men) - How does one determine the measure of a man. His accomplishments. His ancestry. His financial worth. Or do we look deep into the heart and soul of that man and determine the weight of his values, his dreams and what he has stood for in the grand scheme of things. We will appraise the lives of six important figures in the shaping of our country. With this evaluation, we risk becoming critic and judge, but in an attempt to go beyond those things both tangible and measurable, perhaps we will be forgiven....   [tags: essays research papers] 2849 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - People have different perceptions of courage all the time; some think it is a man with a gun in hand; some see courage as mental strength to persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty; others think courage is an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things; or even standing up for what is right, even if you are standing alone. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is illustrated through the characters of Atticus Finch, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, and Bob Ewell. Atticus and Mrs.Dubose share some of the same characteristics of courage....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 983 words
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Zorlu Holding And Vestel Electronics - Zorlu Holding & The Vision Of The Company Mehmet Zorlu, established their Group's first company in the early 1950s, he laid the ground rules for the Zorlu Group's subsequent growth: integrity, perseverance’ and unconditional commitment to quality. Integrity is the Group's cornerstone value and they expect it to govern every aspect of their business. Hard work and perseverance are essential for the day-to-day success of their enterprises as they are for the undertaking) of a new venture....   [tags: essays research papers] 5443 words
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Langston Hughes: Write, Fight, And Persevere - When reading the literature of Langston Hughes, I cant help but feeling energetically charged and inspired. Equality, freedom, empowerment, renaissance, justice and perseverance, are just a taste of the subject matter Hughes offers. He amplifies his voice and beliefs through his works which are firmly rooted in race pride and race feeling. Hughes committed himself both to writing and to writing mainly about African Americans. His early love for the “wonderful world of books” was sparked by loneliness and parental neglect....   [tags: Poet Langston Hughes Poetry Analysis] 1420 words
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Value System and Qualities - Questions and Answers - Question 1
 What unique qualities do you possess that demonstrate your leadership abilities. Ever since I was young, I have always tried to be friendly and sympathetic- to bring someone to smile an extra time in their day. Throughout my junior and senior year, I was captain of my high school's tennis team. For four weekends, one every month, our team held a tryout tournament. I worked the tournament desk, and greeted the incoming freshman, along with their parents, both with worried looks on their faces....   [tags: Rotary Club, Admissions Essay] 1262 words
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Stanley Yelnat in Louis Sachar’s Holes - In Louis Sachar’s Holes, Stanley changes his perspective of life through fear, courage, and perseverance. Louis Sachar began Holes as a basic concept of the area which would later be called Camp Green Lake (Sachar). The story puts us into the streets of Stanley’s neighborhood and immediately into the action. We meet the young Stanley Yelnats, who is about to embark on an unexpected journey that takes him through the extremely painful and unforgettable Camp Green Lake where he is forced to fight for survival against the unbearable heat and all of the dangers lurking in the sandy pit of a camp....   [tags: Holes Essays]
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The Perseverance of Odysseus - In the epic poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus goes through many trials while trying to return home from the Trojan War. On his voyage home, he must visit the Land of the Dead, evade the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis and when he does arrive home, participate in a tricky reunion with his wife, Penelope. All of these examples show that Odysseus has extreme determination and perseverance. Perseverance is an excellent quality that few possess which can spark achievement. In the “Land of the Dead”, Odysseus has to make a complicated potion to bring out the profit Teiresias....   [tags: The Odyssey, by Homer]
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Perseverance Despite Persecution - The founding fathers constructed the Constitution with the notion that “all men were created equal.” However, many minorities still struggle for the same rights and opportunities as others. “Mother to Son” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” are poems written by Langston Hughes that use symbolism to exemplify the struggles of African Americans as they attempt to persevere through adversity. Hughes utilizes the stairs in “Mother to Son” and the rivers in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” as his main mode of symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Langston Hughes ] 1106 words
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Telemakhos' Lesson on Perseverance in Homer's Odyssey - While in books I-IV of Homer's Odyssey, Telemakhos has learned that perseverance and asserting himself is important when becoming a hero and he still needs to learn about the importance of managing his temper. In these books, Telemakhos has learned about the importance of perseverance when becoming a hero. Perseverance is important to heroes because heroes have to keep going even when they are faced with challenges. Telemakhos learned about the importance of perseverance when he left on his journey to find his father....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey] 551 words
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College Admission Essay: Nursing - The opportunity to share myself via this personal statement has taken me more years than I care to admit to, but I have emerged a much more confident and capable person. As a young adult, fresh out of high school, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. My parents are highly educated articulate people who made it look easy. Watching them move through life with confidence led me to believe that I should have felt more driven, or, smarter. I suspected that perhaps all of their intelligence and ability had bypassed me completely, had my own genetics let me down....   [tags: Single Parent, Adversity, Perseverance] 935 words
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Personal Fitness and Personal Goals - Sitting on a gold throne, platinum rings on each finger with servants at my beck and call; wouldn't this be the good life. Growing I was a privileged child and never really understood the monetary value of cash. Everything I ever desired or inclined any preference to was given to me. And me being the child I was, with my developing mind embraced these gifts without a second thought. Though as I approached middle school, I started to take on more responsibility and slowly discovered the essence of hard work and the satisfaction of redeeming myself from a downward spiral of expecting to have things handed to me with out necessarily earning said luxuries....   [tags: obstacles, perseverance, determination] 547 words
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Travel Narrative to South America: Jones Tristan - How does Tristan Jones overcome his ordeals. Jones overcomes his ordeals through his determination, perseverance, and willpower. One example is when Jones takes the risky, direct route from Taboga to Callao. Even with fellow sailors warning him against it, Jones completes the challenge by implementing headstrong determination. Even though the navigational hazards are obvious, with heavy rains around Colombia and dense fog near Peru, Jones exemplifies unadulterated determination: “I would have to overcome the Humboldt....   [tags: determination, perseverance, and willpower.] 1019 words
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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance - When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ] 509 words
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Combating Belief Perseverence in Research - Aristotle said that for imagination is different from either perceiving or discursive thinking, though it is not found without sensation, or judgment without it. Science is reality re-imagined (Ogborn, n.d.). Look both ways before you cross the road. This statement known to everyone as one of the first lessons children learn when they are ready to venture by themselves out on the street. The statement does not suggest that you have to stop when you see a car, however commonsense dictate that you stop when you see a car on the street before you pass....   [tags: methods of science, critical thinking] 562 words
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The Value of Perserverance in Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith - Never give up, even when death itself comes knocking, find hope and hold tight. Learn to persevere, take problems head on, and never let others bring you down. Alex Sawyer learns all these values the hard way. Throughout Lockdown, Alex is faced with many life or death situations and has to learn to ride out the storm and find his own hope. He must make his own luck and dream up his own destiny. There are so many obstacles that he must face much like everyday people in everyday life. Perseverance is the only force that kept Alex alive in Furnace penitentiary....   [tags: dilemma, optimistic, potential]
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Inspiration: The Movie Rudy and The Story of Enoch the Prophet - What does it mean to be inspired. To me, to be inspired is to be motivated to do good in the world, to follow your dreams, or even to “reach for the stars.” When you’re inspired, other people or actions influence you positively. Recently, I watched the movie Rudy and it was definitely something that I won’t regard as another movie that I watched in class, but something that will inspire me for the rest of my life. The movie Rudy, based on a true story, is about a man named Rudy Ruettiger that never gives up his dreams on attending and playing football at Norte Dame University....   [tags: Bible, Perseverance] 597 words
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College Entry Essay - Being a member of an immigrant family of six, and with a single mother that has worked extremely hard to get me where I am right now, it is very difficult to obtain the resources needed to further my education. Three of my siblings are married and with kids, and then there is me and my brother, we are both in the same grade and are graduating this year. We both plan to attend college; I am pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor, specifically a cardiologist and my brother plans to pursue a degree in engineering....   [tags: Immigrant, Doctor, Perseverance] 584 words
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Statement of Purpose for MBA Program - ... Working on Radiation-Health compliance has helped me to develop subject matter expertise in a nascent and upcoming field. I have been given with two on site opportunities where I was engaged in project transformation. I was involved in decision making of processes and work flows, setting up WLA's, SLA's, MOP's required for project transformation. The International tour exposed me to the dynamics of cross-culture business and enhanced my technical knowledge, business ethics and negotiation skills....   [tags: perserverance, communication, management] 568 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea In The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway there are two characters who have a great friendship, the old man and the young boy. The old man has been fishing for many years and for the last eighty-four days has not caught a fish. Now the boy who looks up to him is not allowed to fish with him anymore. This boy looks up to the old man as a hero because the old man shows courage, perseverance, and respect. The old man shows courage just by going out all alone everyday and still fishing at his age....   [tags: Essays Papers] 522 words
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Old Man and Sea Essay - Perserverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perserverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through the ups and downs that life hands everyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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The Fight for What Is Right - In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus demonstrated many heroic traits, much like Winston Churchill, who demonstrated heroic traits during his lifetime. In The Odyssey, Odysseus faced many obstacles, such as the sea monster Scylla on his journey to get back to his homeland of Ithaca. On his journey home, Odysseus was never afraid to put himself at risk when his ship and crew were in danger. Odysseus, an epic hero, and Winston Churchill, a human hero, demonstrated many admirable traits throughout their adventures and lives, such as courage and perseverance....   [tags: Homer's The Odyssey]
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Education Philosophy I’ve always believed very strongly in hard work, perseverance, strong moral character. These traits to me are what exemplifies a superior teacher that has the privilege to touch many lives and change the world we live in. Hardwork is something that isn’t artificial, or can’t be bought. It’s a very special characteristic that sets people apart in the respect that it shows who want’s to be successful and make a difference and who doesn’t. In being a teacher hardwork comes with the job and it’s important that the teacher understands that before going into the profession....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 713 words
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