Motivation and Ambition: Kobe Bryant, Macbeth, and Alexander the Great

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Motivation and Ambition
Motivation can give a person a general desire or willingness to achieve success. Kobe Bryant works hard because of motivation. Macbeth became a king because of motivation, Alexander the Great became a great ruler because of his motivation. While ambition can cause destruction, it can cause people to perform at their best in their career. Ambition makes people work hard. Kobe Bryant worked diligently to get where he is today. “When he entered his first game for the Los Angele’s Lakers he became the youngest player in NBA history”. (“Kobe Bryant”) This shows hard work because he entered the NBA at an early age. To achieve something of this magnitude, one has to have motivation and ambition to accomplish something this great. Like Kobe Bryant, Alexander the Great worked hard to become a great king. “Alexander the Great captured the Thebes and killed some 6,000 of defenders.” (“Alexander the Great”) “At the age of 17, Alexander himself led the Macedonian force that conquered Thebes” (“Alexander the Great”). Motivation makes people do the unthinkable. Kobe Bryant was very motivated to play in the NBA. “Kobe Bryant decided to move directly from high school to the National Basketball Association (NBA). (“Kobe Bryant”) “His decision meant he wanted to learn about his chosen profession, basketball, from the best teachers in the world. (“Kobe Bryant”) Macbeth was very motivated to become king. According to the book, Macbeth said, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/ shake so my single state of man that functions/ is smothered in surmise and/ nothing is but what is not. (“Shakespeare 1.3. 139-143”). Macbeth also states that, “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir.” (“Shakespeare 1.3. 144). People can accomplish much in life through motivation and hard work. Kobe Bryant worked hard to get where he is at today through motivation and working hard just like Alexander the Great and Macbeth. By motivating...
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