Dedication applies in all aspects of life sports, school, and careers.
Nothing in life that is worth having is ever easy and one has to work hard for what they want. Without the dedication to something, a person will never succeed. Having dedication means: being disciplined enough to make ones self workout even when life is stressful and exhausting, being able to block out all those people that say “you can’t do it,” and having the ability to get up after falling and keep working to achieve ones goals.When a person is truly dedicated, they don’t care about the parties, or going out with their friends. They don’t care about sleeping in; they will stay at the gym and go ass to the grass in squats until they can’t think straight. Every athlete strives to be the best they can be, but dedication plays a key role in being the best.
Vince Lombardi considered by many to be the greatest coach that Football has ever seen says “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 he task at hand. A dedicated athlete puts everything they have into perfecting their craft. They always put forth one hundred and ten percent before and after practice. Athletes achieve their success knowing they put in years of hard work to attain it. For instance, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school varsity basketball team. Motivated to prove his worth, Jordan became the star of Lane high school’s Junior varsity team, and played several forty point games. With dedication, he worked hard earned a spot on the varsity roster and then went on to play college basketball for North Carolina.
After being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NAB draft, Jordan quickly became a fan favorite and was voted 1985 Rookie of the Year. Striving to be the best Jordan would stay after practice, play on the weekends, and work in the off season to get better. Game 5 or what has come to be known as the flu game of the 1997 playoffs. Jordan proved his dedication by playing with flu like symptoms for 44 minutes and becoming the lead scorer with 38 points.