This I Believe

Sam - Erie, Pennsylvania
Entered on April 15, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
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I believe hard work and determination are the sole keys to success. I feel that one cannot be deterred by the obstacles put forth if it is in the way of their dreams or ultimate goal. In the past, Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jordan, Lucille Ball, Henry Ford, and many other extremely successful people had such insurmountable problems they faced that the ordinary person would have given up. However, I feel that the ordinary person can become something extraordinary by simply finding the courage to press on, and have the courage to attain their dreams. I think that if I have the courage to follow my dreams, and not be scared of the outcome and enjoy each moment of realizing that dream, achieving the goal will be just as enjoyable as the climb was to reach the goal. I think that ultimately attitude and the courage to attain your goal will ultimately result in nothing but positives.