Good morning principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates. I’m Ego Or from 5B. Today, I’d like to share with you how crucial it is to have perseverance in life.
To being with, having perseverance is indispensable in life. . Difficulties are just part of life. And we face challenges in different stages of life. There are times that we want to give up. It’s natural. But if we really give up easily and do not keep on fighting for our dreams, we are doomed to fail. Yet, perseverance can empower us to jump over the hurdles one by one and lead us to success.
One of the worth-noting examples is the life experience of Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. Many fans and professional basketball players consider him to be the most successful basketball player in history. Not only did he win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award for five times, but he also dominated the sports field for more than a decade. Nevertheless, Michael Jordan also had his difficulties in life. He suffered his first setback in his sophomore year when he was left out of the varsity basketball team. The reason was that he was only 175 cm tall at that time, 25 cm shorter than a normal basketball player. He was asked to leave the team. He was frustrated. But he didn’t give up! Instead of whining and complaining, he made up his mind that he would never have to face a similar situation ever again and started practicing wholeheartedly. He doubled his effort in training, playing basketball for more than ten hours every day. Eventually, he became a prominent player in the basketball field and his success is a legend. Unquestionably, perseverance can embolden us to achieve breakthroughs in our lives.
Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying again.” In this new academic year, challenges are lying ahead. But fear not! Let’s embrace the challenges and achieve our goals with strong determination and steadfastness! Thank you.