Hard Work Pays Off

Brad - Altoona, Iowa
Entered on September 18, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: work
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Brad Lamberti

Mrs. Dietzel

Comp II

11 September 2008

Hard Work Pays Off

The more you sweat in practice the less you will bleed in battle. Hard work, determination, and dedication are just three things I believe you have to have during practice to be successful in the game or competition. If, you work hard in practice and go hard at everything you do you are going to succeed. Along with determination and dedication if you are determined to do what you got to do in practice, and if you are dedicated to what you want to do you will be successful. You may not come out on top in the competition, because “the best team does not always win” Coach Belger says. You should never loose a game because you are not working hard, out of shape, not determined, and not dedicated. “We didn’t loose the game; just ran out of time” is a famous quote from the legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lambardi.

Working hard pays off in the long run in any level of competition. I have experienced when you work hard you are guaranteed to have success in life. Dressing with the football team when we made it to the dome, going to the state baseball tournament this past summer, or even when I was younger winning the state championship in baseball was not just handed to me or my team. We had to work and work hard to get that point it did not come easy. Dressing with a football team that was in the state championship game worked hard, was determined to get where they wanted, and was dedicated to the sport of football that’s why they succeed. We may not have won the title but it was a great feeling to be there and playing football late in the season. Also, in the state baseball tournament that we made to for the first time in school history. We were beat in the first round not because we were outplayed, good as our opponent, or because we did not give it our all. We just simply ran out of time. Then that is when I heard the words “the best team does not always win,” is what Coach Belger said.

Hard work, determination, and dedication are big aspects in practice to be successful in any game or competition I believe. There should never be excuses when you are in a game or competition that you were outplayed, they were better, or you are tired. You should always go down with a fight if you practice hard and dedicate your time to the game, then you will never have to make an excuse up even if you loose, because you know you tried your best.