The Path to Dedication
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -Vince Lombardi. This man, not only a dedicated man to the green pig skin field, but a man that cared and dedicated everything to his players. America the brave, we must say, and all the dedication at hand that got us here. The emotionally pulling words that go under us and lift the hair on our arms and the emotions that bring us to the point of feeling weak and reaching satisfaction only by a single word. Words like dedication change in our lifetime. There are actions like dedication that round the world day to day and shine upon us. It’s the blood pumping into your heart with only the 10 fingers on your hand. The people of America dedicate themselves to their jobs, military and every hour of the day. Every year, we have a certain day that we celebrate and reflect on how the United States of America claimed independence and how the military dedicated everything in there power to get to the point of freedom. America marked there spot on this world July 4th, 1776, all there hopes dreams, and aspirations were dedicated to this planet Earth. America steered the way of this circular, water filled, and treacherous place. Dedication is the end product that anyone can get from everything; it’s the love their your heart; it’s the way of sharing the small hand on the clock; it’s a word that actually matters. According to Meriam dictionary dedication is, “a feeling or very strong support for or loyalty to someone: the quality or state of being dedicated to a person, group, or cause.” The working men and women wake up each morning just to dedicate their time to their job. They get that cup of Joe, drive to work and may regret there life, but they know where the small hand on the clock is going to. They dedicate their intelligence, their time, their family to just one job. All just to make money to support their families and make their American dream come true. Dedication, Dedicate, Dedicare, Dedicatio, all Latin and English roots of the heartfelt word dedication. Some words convey our emotions, but words can change a person and provoke different emotions. The veterans serving America each day know what dedication is. “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country”- Judd Gregg. These men dedicate not their attributes but their lives. They protect this country and what we live for by just dedicating their whole family, time and life to America. Burnham, a man of his word and a man of many attributes. His crazy, but still sophisticated mind brought him to build one of the most beautifully architected buildings in his time. Burnham had the mindset success. He dedicated all his time to one cause, the Chicago World’s Fair. His family, his time, his life all to building the most spectacular fairs ever.. BAM! His life style changed in one second from living with his family to not even seeing them even though they only lived one easy train ride away. All of this because his partner that went into this huge project of building the World’s fair had died, due to a disease. This caused the whole weight of the fairs projects on just one person, Burnham. His dedication affected others and changed many lifestyles including laws making company’s pay their workers a set wage, this being called minimum wage . Workers affected deadlines and the rush of the World’s Fair and the great struggle of it being finished on time and one of Burnham’s greatest struggle was “the source of Burnham’s greatest dismay was the failure of the architects to finish their drawings on schedule” (131). He dedicated all of his emotions to this fair and everything he had in his power to make it the best he could. With the lack of...
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