I mean it 's right there, it 's very easy to get me going" ("Kobe Bryant Best Motivational Speech"). Another factor of what inspired him was his willingness to become the greatest which encouraged him to do better each time. "That 's how I would think everyone would go into it. You want to be the man, you know, not the best of the moment, but the best who ever set foot on a basketball court," said Kobe Bryant (Biography Today 54). Kobe brought out the best in people and he wanted to have a positive effect to the people around him and supported him in his life.
David Foster Wallace uses a combination of rhetorical literary devices and modes of persuasion to convince his audience, Kenyon College’s graduating class, that in their adult life it is not only important, but necessary to look past themselves and view the world without themselves at the center. If they do not do so, it will cause them daily misery and pain when having to interact with people when they are tired or bored. Wallace is able to persuade his audience by first gaining credibility with them, so they are more willing to listen to what he has to say. Then, he uses logical reasons as to why they should not put themselves above others in their lives, and solidifies the lesson through emotional appeals that most of the class can relate to and use to grow from. Throughout his speech he uses a variety of rhetorical tools to persuade the audience further, such as his use of anaphora, and syntax in the way he presents his ideas.
When you fail it feels like the whole world was watching you make that mistake, or come short of your goal.This mindset will not do you anyone good though; you can't dwell on your shortcomings, and you have to move forward. Dr. Allan states “winning isn’t everything growing is”; this is true based off of American nonfiction, major works, and poems. Examples that justify Dr. Allans’ statement can be found in American nonfiction writings. For example, “Growth mindset. It’s the mindset that almost every successful athlete ... has” and used it to improve their game (Pharm 4).
You can feel the adrenaline flowing in the game. A winning game gives me an exhilarating feeling as we hear all the spectators excitement and cheers ! We don 't always win every game, but I feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing we have played a good, hard game. I believe we should learn to see the worth in each person on the court. Looking around at my teammates after the games makes me know that I am not the only one feeling really tired.
First off, many pro athletes and other figures some look up to like Oprah and Michael Phelps, came from the lowest of the low and eventually reached the top after so many failures. However, the celebrity I look up to most due to his drive to achieve his goals is Michael Jordan. Jordan, in some minds, is the most skilled basketball pro of all time, but he didn’t achieve this without failure. Two times he was cut from his high school basketball team. To think
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began to get washed. By continuously placing the attention on Bogues, Danois missed an opportunity to give other players, coaches or mentors more background. Ultimately, this led to a somewhat unbalanced amount of information placed on certain people compared to others.
These are some athletes who probably didn’t realize that they are role models for many of their fans and they all lost fans and respect from many people after their arrests. These athletes should have realized that they have tons of people who know about them and sometimes want to be just like them. Other athletes should help each other with showing them that they are role models and need to act like it for the younger generation. In conclusion, athletes are humans too and just because they’re good at one thing doesn’t mean that they are the best at everything and make mistakes like the rest of us. They should take advantage of their opportunities and help people out in whatever way that they can.
“I came to coach basketball players, and you became students. I came to teach boys and you became men.” I believe that if we strive to have the characteristics that Ken Carter showed and taught the members of the team in the movie; resilience, trust, honour, self-worth, purpose and most importantly, teamwork, then we can achieve whatever goals we set ourselves. I think this is very true because it shows us that we don’t have to come from a privileged family or society, but as long as we stick to what is right, we can achieve a lot of our
It starts off with getting into detail with the technicality of the issue by explaining the health benefits as well as sportsmanship, leadership skills, and teamwork. The author adds a rebuttal to the article by clarifying the concerns about youth sport risk. It tells us that athletes are becoming unsatisfied with unfair playtime as well as loss of motivation to play. The article as a whole mainly focuses on the pro side of the argument, telling the readers why exactly is is a good thing that young athletes get participation trophies for their hard work. This is bias because the author is expressing their own opinion by saying “the good news for coaches is that the motivational climate is remarkably controllable, and a significant amount of responsibility falls squarely on their shoulders to reverse the alarming trend of dissatisfied youth sport
To start, Coach Valvano attempts to persuade his audience using ethos, informing the audience of his credibility and background—as well as mentioning his partners and friends of high credibility. For instance, during his speech, Valvano flashbacks to the audience, “I rode on the plane up today with Mike Krzyzewski, my good friend and a wonderful coach.” The following quote highlights ethos as Valvano is “name dropping” a highly regarded basketball coach whom he goes out with, Mike Krzyzewski. By doing this, Valvano is giving himself credibility by conveying to the audience that because he’s around well-regarded people, himself and his overall message should be taken seriously. Furthermore, during the start of his speech, Valvano provides the background, “When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it's the same thing.”