Michael Jordan

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I define success as reaching your goals. The first part of this is setting your goal. If you aren’t able to set your goals for your life, long or short term, you probably won’t be successful. To me, the most important part of life is achieving these goals. This means working hard enough that you can get anything done. Four people that demonstrate reaching your goals are myself, Vincent Van Gogh, Michael Jordan and my sister. I demonstrated reaching my goals when I realized that I wanted to be a physical therapist. I am now finding ways to get use to the environment of an athletic trainer, which is very similar in some aspects to a physical therapist. Every week day, I wake up and go to school. After school, I go to the outdoor athletic training…show more content…
Michael Jordan was the fourth child born to James and Deloris Jordan. Michael was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn: “Professional basketball player, Olympic athlete, businessperson, actor. Born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York” (“Michael Jordan” 2). His family then decided to move to Wilmington, North Carolina because they believed Brooklyn was unsafe. Wilmington became the place Michael referred to as home because it was where he grew up. He grew up playing basketball and baseball. Jordan was extremely talented when it came to baseball. He was so good that there was one point where he threw 45 consecutive shutouts during high school. He was also very good at basketball, so when he got cut from the varsity basketball team his sophomore year, he was extremely surprised. He decided to set a goal from himself. His goal was not only to make varsity but also have a starting spot. The first time he showed success was when he accomplished this goal. He started every single game he physically could and on top of that, he averaged about 25 points per game. He later attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college, but left early to go to the NBA. He then set one last goal for himself: to be remembered as a great basketball player. He also showed success when he not only reached, but…show more content…
I showed accomplishing my goals when I realized what career I wanted to pursue in the future. Vincent Van Gogh demonstrated reaching his goals when he fought many challenges and continued to do the thing he loved, painting, and when he showed his perspective of humanity to the whole world. Michael Jordan showed success when he accomplished his goals that many thought were close to impossible, when he made his varsity basketball team and when he became one of the most decorated NBA players ever. My sister showed success when she was in college, but mostly when she pushed herself towards achieving two majors and three minors in college and making her way towards her doctorate. In fact, it is not hard for people to reach success. Almost every single person is successful, if you are using my point of view on success. Not only can people be successful, countries can be successful. America has set goals to bring the country together and make everyone equal, and although we are still in the process of achieving this goal, I am positive that America will one day achieve this goal and become successful. To become equal is a hard goal to achieve, but an average person’s goal is usually not this complicated. Someone’s personal goal can vary from simply being able to get out of bed, getting an A on a test, or being able to bench press 100 pounds. No matter the goal, if you achieve it, you will not only be successful, but you will feel a sense of
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