Determination In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Determination is something you're not born with it is earned.In the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom,The novel centers around Mitch reconnecting with his old college professor Morrie Schwartz. After finding out he is diagnosed with ALS on a Nightline special, he decides to visit him after 16 years without contact with each other.After reuniting with Morrie they begin to meet every tuesday in what they call their ‘last class’ in which they discuss life before Morrie passes.Throughout these lessons Morrie uses aphorisms to express his messages one being “if you really want,then you'll make your dream happen,(47)”and this is similar to one of my experiences as football player on the Eastside Cowboys. It was early September but frost already began forming at our feet.The regular season had just ended and due to stumbles throughout we had a lower seed in the playoff bracket than expected.It was the last practice before the game and everything that could go wrong had happened;most the starters were banged up from the previous game,we couldn't complete plays,and our star player was nowhere to be found.After an hour of mayhem our coach was foaming from the mouth.His name was Ed but we called him Coach E, he stood as tall as an oak tree with the shoulders of a fullback.His…show more content…
He then shouted,”I’d give anything to be where you guys are and you wanna waste it being pathetic, just because the other team is better on paper.”
Players started to converse amongst each other in whisper. But he then collectively said to us,”I can't play it for you,you gotta want it as much as the air you breath and only then will you truly give it your all.”
Everyone looked around at each other with a new perspective of the task at hand,despite the adversity ahead of us we knew that if we gave it our all we could accomplish

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