Dedication Is the Key

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Timothy Cervantes
Mr. Hooker
English 1301 3RD
7 February 2013
The Secret of Success
Dedication and motivation can get people get far in life. Dedication is the secret of success for many athletes. All of the top athletes today did not get where they are now by just having god gifted talent. They got there because they pushed themselves for years and practiced their sport almost every day of the year. Motivation turns into dedication, and dedication turns into success.

Lebron James is one of today’s top athletes, if not the very top. He is one of the greatest professional basketball players in the history of the sport; however, he did not get to that level by just being six foot eight and athletic. As a kid, James ate, slept, and breathed basketball. He would practice every single day and shoot over 1,000 shots per day. If that is not the dedication, I do not know what is. Lebron is now twenty eight years old and he still practices the game every single day. He could easily just stop practicing because he is already the best in the game, but he is dedicated to keep thriving to become the greatest ever.

Athletes often get injured while playing the sport they play. It could be a major injury or it could be a minor injury. When it is a major injury, it takes a ton of dedication to get back to the way they were before the injury. For example, Adrian Peterson tore his ACL in December of 2012. The injury was suppose to last for about a year, if not longer than that; However he was dedicated to get his full health back, he was ready to play

football within 8 month. Not only did he play, but also he was the league most valuable player by the end of the season. He went to rehab every day for six months, which led him to do the impossible.

Dedication does not only help athletes individually, but it can play a big role in a teams success too. When one player is dedicated to bettering him or herself, it can be contagious to the rest of his...
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