Put Your Mind to it

Entered on February 16, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that if you put your mind to something that you can accomplish anything. This means that if a person really works hard to complete or achieve a goal or task, that that person can do that. It means that hard work actually does pay off. This line was used in the movie Back to the Future. Marty’s father tells Marty, like a loving father would, “Marty, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” For the most part, this statement holds true. For example, the men who landed on the moon first definitely had to set their mind to landing on the moon because this was obviously not an idea that happened overnight. Tiger Woods had to set his mind to becoming the greatest golfer in the world before he became the greatest golfer in the world, it took hard work and practice for him. Usually, people have to work at something for a long time to accomplish something great or epic.

At age 18, I have not lived long enough to accomplish any great achievement or work. However, I feel that we all have something great that we can and will achieve in our lifetimes no matter what it is. Within the last couple of years, I have been learning how to play the guitar. I have been mostly self-taught with a couple helpful tips from my friends who have had formal lessons. Maybe if I keep at it I could accomplish something great in that area of my life, but it will take a lot of hard work and desire. It is hard to say what great thing I will accomplish in my lifetime. I can have dreams, hopes, or aspirations to do something great, but I do not know what great thing I will accomplish yet, but I believe that there is something great for me to complete in my lifetime.

Some people, for whatever reason, do not complete anything great in their lifetime. If a person feels the need to pursue a goal and they have enough desire and will to complete that goal, they will. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player in the history of the game, was cut from his high school basketball team as a sophomore. He set his mind to making the basketball team and then he set his mind to becoming a great player. As we all know, Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes ever to play any sport, and he became that way through setting his mind to accomplishing his goals.

It is important in life to set goals, goals that can be achieved, but also goals that can be achieved through hard work and desire. Everyday we are surrounded by accomplishments and achievements that people have achieved. I believe that all of us have the power to complete our own goals, no matter how big or small.