Tireless Effort in the Pursuit of Dreams

Elizabeth - Dallas, Texas
Entered on December 18, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: work
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The devotion of oneself entirely and completely to a goal can only lead to the coveted feeling of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, and success. Especially in America, anyone’s dreams can become reality through their devotion and hard work. In our society, a boy –born the oldest of six in a small suburb of Dallas –can overcome raising his brothers and sisters, working in coalmines and manufacturing plants to support his wife, and contracting a serious heart condition to climbing the corporate ladder and become the director of an entire sector of a fortune 500 company. I believe in the effectiveness of hard work.

While this proves true time and again in the area of career choice and placement, hard work is applicable to every area of life, but certainly does not come with its own instruction manual. There has been a time in everyone’s life where they have wanted something so intensely and severely, that they would tell you that they would do anything to reach or achieve it. Anyone who has felt this way can attest that hard and untiring work and focus on a single effort is the single and solitary corridor to achievement.

Hard work is often dramatized as exciting, action-filled, and adrenaline rushing. However, often times the work one accomplishes to achieve their goal or dream is draining, taxing, and tiring –and perhaps the definition of performing hard work. What kind of society can we consider ourselves if we try to achieve our aspirations through mediocrity and minimal effort? To cite a truly proving example, we must ponder the work of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Their meetings and negotiations on the topic of our Constitution and general governmental system lasted hours, without any modern technologies or real escape. I think they would agree that hard work is the only way to accomplish truly monumental moments –when you consider we still use their doctrines for the same purposes today.

Hard work is the foundation of a successful life and the basic building blocks to advancing one’s future. We should all believe in hard work –tireless effort in pursuit of our dreams –as to teach future generations that something can’t be created from nothing, that the work of your self and soul will determine the outcomes of your efforts. As I try to aim to achieve my different goals in life I always remember that hard working, struggling boy –my Dad –and never lose in faith in my ability to work hard for the things I desire out of life.