I believe excellence is the key leading to success. More than ever, we are nonstop improving ourselves in order not to be left behind. However, each of us has different goals and formulas to achieve our goals. Too, I have a strong belief in the knowledge I have gained. It Increases considerably the chance of my success. On top of that Is the passion I put Into everything I do. Knowledge determines who we are In society. We all have at least once asked ourselves why we have to go to school. Most of the time, the answer Is because our parents asked us to.
Only up till now, I believe they were totally right. The primary school taught me the very first handwriting, which now people use to Judge how I am. The high school explained almost all the questions that people around me could only give vague answers to. Moreover, now I am gradually making my dream come true at university. I cannot build my knowledge today without experiences in life. I used to be always afraid of failure. Unfortunately, the more I am scared of it, the more likely it will occur. That mistake is probably the biggest shame I have ever had. My radiation could only be a disaster unless my teacher appeared.
However, it was also a turning point in my life. That moment gave me the lesson that success does not only include training but also challenges. Nowadays, people tend to give up on their goals too easily, which then leads to immediate failure. The reason for this is because of a lack of passion. Donald Trump, a well-known successful billionaire, used to advise the new generation to find their passion and love what they do. His achievement is the best evidence of this secret component of success. The passion we hold for each goal helps and substantially overcomes the discouragement in front of any loss.
Once we understand, every target is achievable. In conclusion, with knowledge and passion, nothing Is impossible. When we prepare ourselves readily, I believe there is no challenge that can stop us from reaching the highest possible achievement. A quote I always tell myself is, “follow the excellence, success will chase me”. P. s: I am looking forward to receiving feedback for my essay, despite the final result. Thank you for your time Passion for excellence By unhyphenated 1 ACH of us has different goals and formulas to achieve our goals.
Me, I have a strong belief in the knowledge I have gained. It increases considerably the chance of my success. On top of that is the passion I put into everything I do. Knowledge determines who we are in society. We all have at least once asked ourselves why we have to go to school. Most of the time, the answer is because always afraid of failure. Unfortunately, the more I am scared of it, the more likely it In conclusion, with knowledge and passion, nothing is impossible. When we prepare the result. Thank you for your time.
My passion for extensive and penetrative reading has unequivocally confirmed the truth of a statement once made by the 18th-century French Philosopher, Dennis Diderot, Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. My soul, not merely my intellect, has indeed been elevated to greatness!
I began cultivating a reading culture at the age of four, in my Nursery-school days because I appreciated the teachings of my parents and teachers regarding the treasures hidden in the reading culture. Thus I read whatever I could find that caught my fancy.
But reading whatever caught my fancy soon gave way to a discriminatory reading habit because against the moral sense of decency and progressiveness which I owe to my upbringing, I weighed and sifted every idea I came upon.
My selection of books soon narrowed to national newspapers, academic literature, poetry, and dramatic literature as well as works of political and academic critics.
Customarily, I read these selections not as means to an end but as a matter of personal interest in the ideas and information they offered. For instance, I did not read academic books merely to pass my exams but tried to unearth the eye-opening ideas they contained, the sophistication to which they drew attention, and the refinement in mind and in character they recommended.
Today, I have a celebrated sense of intellectual discrimination; I know my rights from my wrongs; I have a discerning sense of beauty and appreciation in matters of morals, fashion, arts, and literature; I have a mind independent enough to have an uninfluenced say in nearly any matter. I feel my intellect and my soul unfold to the academic and spiritual promise of their individuality!
My Passion by: Shariar Alam Sadmun What is basketball? In technical terms as defined by Princeton, it could be defined as a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop. In my own words I would describe basketball as my best friend that never backstabs or goes away from my side; it is always there by my side no matter what just like a true friend. Everyone has a passion but I think my passion is truly unique because I have loved the sport of basketball since I was seven.
I remember the day I was watching my first basketball game, I still remember it as if it was yesterday. I was not very familiar with the rules and the scoring. I did not know any players. My idol, Shaquille ONeal, was playing in that game and he was dominating the whole game until he missed two crucial free throws near the end and his team lost.
After the game he said, Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just Gods way to say nobodys perfect. His play that game and the way that he encountered and the way he intellectually answered the critics that day has inspired me to play and love the game of basketball.
People sometimes ask me, Why do you love basketball? All you try to do is shoot that ball through that circle. That is not fun My response to them is always the same. I tell them basketball is not just a game, it is more than a game. It is my love, it is my passion, it is the game that is always by my side, and it is the game that gives me the most enjoyment whenever I am playing or watching it.
I love to watch the game. If they show the game on television for 4 hours straight, I will watch it without getting fed up with it. If someone starts a conversation about basketball, I will turn into Manny from Ice Age who never stops talking.
I hate losing, basketball brings out my competitive spirit. Basketball lets me take out my emotions, which helps me in expressing myself to others. Basketball is a game of cooperation, where the five people on the court work cooperatively to achieve the goal of winning. The great Michael Jordan once said, Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. Michael Jordan is a hero and an inspiration to a lot of people.
He is the reason a lot of people not only in North America but everywhere in the world started playing basketball. He once said I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot… and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why… I succeed. His competitive spirit and his hunger to succeed have always inspired me, and every time I hear or read these awe-inspiring quotes by him it always gives me goosebumps. Basketball teaches me good discipline in terms of when to shoot and when to pass to a teammate. Basketball has given me the chance of leading by example. Basketball players not only play the game but they do a lot to help their communities.
A great example of that would be Steve Nash, who is an honorary member of the Order of Canada (the highest civilian honor in Canada). He is possibly the greatest Canadian basketball player ever. He is an inspiration to every Canadian.
All the philanthropic work he does, the way he takes care of his body, his work ethic, and the way he leads his team is just a joy to watch and hear about. It makes me proud to be a Canadian and to know that a Canadian is one of the greatest basketball players ever to step on the court. Players like Michael Jordan and Shaquille ONeal are a once-in-a-generation type of players.
The way they play with intensity and seriousness is something really commendable. I practice every day during the summer, I try to play with that killer instinct like my idols. When I was in grade five, I would play my brother every day after school and I would never win. One day he did not want to play me anymore because he told me I was not at his level. That really hit me. I remember for the next two months, I had a basketball with me. Everywhere I went, I had it with me from walking and dribbling it to the point where I slept with it. That is how much I wanted to beat my brother.
I got that competitive spirit from players like Jordan or ONeal. After two months, I requested my brother to play me and I told him if I lost I would never ask him to play me. He accepted the challenge, and after a very close game, I beat him twenty-one to eighteen.
After the game, I cried so much because I was so thrilled that I finally beat my brother. Basketball for some people is just a game. It is more than a game to me. It is like my best friend. It is my passion. It has always been there for me through the tough times and as well as the good times. It has helped me take my emotions out in a proper manner.
It lets me take out my competitive spirit. It has taught me how to work in a team effectively. Alan Armstrong once said, If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you, and because of you. I feel basketball has given me the chance to enjoy my life in a way that I would have probably not enjoyed without it.
Basketball has given me the chance to become its best friend, and I will always admire basketball for what it has done to change my life and what it has done to always stay by my side.
“What is one thing you are passionate about, and why? ” Around this time in September, thirteen years ago, I saw a beautiful event happen. I was sitting in front of the small television in my living room and I witnessed Mike Piazza hit a homerun in Shea Stadium. At that moment, I was hooked for life. The game of baseball is rich in history and full of legends, yet is still accessible to almost anyone on this planet. For me, baseball is more than a game; it’s a lifestyle.
I began playing T-ball at the raw age of six years old and advanced to a new level of play every year. My passion for baseball flowed through my body more and more as I advanced to new levels of play. However, being on the field was not the only place that cemented my love for America’s pastime. In fact, the front of my TV actually influenced me a lot. I would watch almost every depressing Met game and sit in front of my computer playing two-dimensional Backyard Baseball 2003.
Thank god my brother shares my enthusiasm or who knows what sport I would be playing right now. Year after year, there is something special about baseball that has kept me fascinated. I think there are many reasons why baseball captivates millions of people around the world. I think one of the reasons is that baseball is an eerily perfect game. How did the inventors of baseball know that 90 feet between each base were the perfect length? There are countless plays that come down to a matter of inches.
Baseball is often referred to as “the game of inches” because a matter of inches can be the difference between being safe or out, or even a win or loss. Another reason I like baseball is that I truly believe it brings people together. Just think about twelve years ago today (September 1 1, 2011).
Planes crashed into iconic buildings in New York City and Washington D. C. When baseball started back up again, guess who was there to throw out the first pitch in Yankees Stadium? Our president, George W. Bush. He threw an impeccable strike and the crowd went wild.
Through all of the grieving and horror of that week, New York had something to cheer for again. I still get chills Just thinking about that special day. It’s magical moments like that, that make baseball so extraordinary. Baseball is often referred to as “America’s Pastime”. I really like that saying because baseball is ingrained in America’s history. I think its funny that baseball almost has a history as vast as the United States. The idea of playing catch in the backyard or going out to the ballpark with your family is etched into my idea of America”.
As a kid that loves the idea of America, it seems fitting that baseball is part of my life. The history is another aspect that keeps me playing. Abner Doubleday first adapted baseball from the British game, “Rounders”. From then on, baseball has evolved into the modern game that I have grown to love. When I visited the Baseball Hall of Fame, I realized how important the history was. Every time I step on a baseball field, I think about the other people that have stepped on a similar field in the past.
I think of heroes like Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb, but I also think of soldiers in World War II that continued to play overseas. I feel honored Just to think that I am playing the same game that they myself not playing baseball and it makes me nauseous Just thinking about it. As I said, baseball is part of my lifestyle. Even shopping for baseball pants or cleats gets me excited. During my lifetime, I guarantee that I will flip on the TV every morning and watch the highlights of every game, Just like I did as a kid. My passion for baseball will never stop running through my veins.