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What Is Needed To Make Your Dreams Come True?

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Many people have dreams. Not everyone gets to achieve their dreams. Those who do, though, have their ways of doing it. Joe Slowinski was a determined herpetologist that started at an early age. Him and his family took a trip to Kyoko, Japan where he would spend all day looking for interesting creatures to bring home or creatures that just interested him in general. He was interested in the koi ponds in particular. He saw one, and his "go get 'em" attitude would stop at nothing until he did. (James 17) This same attitude toward his career and life goals made him the successful herpetologist that he ended up being later in his life. Devotion, perseverance, and being a role model in ...view middle of the document...

Joe Mincey is a basketball player that has devoted everything he has to making his dream come true. He did not have very many opportunities. What he did have, though, was a great work ethic, and a devotion to the game that would make him stop at nothing to keep climbing higher as a player. He would always get work in any time he could. He put his basketball career in front of even his family. He travelled far and wide to go to different camps that would make him a better player. He even left them for an extended period of time for a basketball league in a different country that invited him to play. (Hughes 1) His devotion made him better and helped him get to where he really wanted to be: in a basketball league. Even though he left his family, his devotion to getting to play basketball was a driving force in getting him to his dream.
Even when people say you can't do something, you have to ignore them and keep going. Perseverance can make or break your dream. If you just give up on it because of what others say, then you won't be able to have success in anything. "My whole story is you can't take 'no' for an answer." Luke Adams, a deaf basketball player, said this to a group of deaf students when he went to visit Overton Elementary School's hearing impairment program. You can't take no for an answer and you can’t give up. He later says "It doesn't matter what they think." Again, he points out that no matter what others say or think you can’t give up or give in to them if you want to achieve your dreams.
Being a role model is a difficult thing to do. You have to be someone that others look up to, that they strive to be like, and just overall someone that people can think of and idolize. Joe Mincey was one of those people. His coach referred to him saying "He doesn’t complain about a darn thing." (Hughes 2) The people that do their best every day and strive to be a role model in their communities and among their friends and family are the kinds of people that everyone should look up to. Joe Mincey worked hard and did his best to be the best. Joe Slowinski had a similar affect on people in the herpetology field. His peers thought of him as a great person overall. One fall, he caught a pregnant...

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