The Secret Of Success: My Secret To Success

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Secret to Success
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful” (Thomas).
See, if you have ever had an experience where you were drowning, the only thing that you wanted to do, in that moment, was to get some air. You didn’t think about anything else but breathing. So imagine how successful we could be if we wanted to succeed as bad as we wanted air while drowning. During my freshman year of high school, I didn’t want to succeed as bad as I wanted to breathe. I overlooked my natural habit of taking shortcuts and did just enough to get by. Like most people, I didn’t believe that hard work would always lead to success. Every adult in my family was a devoted hard worker; each of them was dirt poor. I believed
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The majority of my 9th-grade summer was spent sitting around not doing anything. I would shoot around on the basketball court for a few minutes, but I laughed at the guys that basically lived there in the heat. I knew that my God-given talent would be enough to outperform others. By the time the summer ended, basketball season arrived quickly. I attended every day of try-outs and did everything the coaches asked of me. Once the official roster was finally revealed, my name wasn’t there; but the guys that I laughed at were at the top of the list. This moment was the most embarrassing, humiliating, and disappointing moment of my freshman year. Losing faith would have been easy; instead, I choose to keep practicing, refusing to take any shortcuts. I spent every day after school at a basketball court, working on the basics, and learning the game of basketball. I continued to push myself throughout the entire summer. I practiced basketball from dawn to dusk, and if the court had lights then I practiced even longer. Eventually, I became one of those guys that I laughed at. The sport of basketball soon became my religion. When try-outs came back around, I was easily one of the best players in the school. After an entire year of practicing in the heat, the rain, and the cold, I finally became a member of …show more content…
Although I was very excited about making the team, working hard taught me more than basketball could ever teach me. Whether it is athletics, academies, or work-related, hard work can help us better ourselves in numerous ways. When we work hard we develop character, heart, and strong will. These three attributes alone are ingredients to success. We understand the value of hard work and the benefits hard work brings. People who work hard have an advantage over an average person because we not only understand what it takes to succeed, but we are also comfortable with dealing with

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