Unformatted text preview: determination and practice he has achieved great rewards and is unwilling to let his illness to restrain him from excelling in racing. Geniuses and great athletes are not necessarily those who achieve and contain the talents that make them the greatest for their position but they have the determination and dedication to achieve those heights. If Michael Jordan did not overcome his obstacles of not making the basketball team in high school and refused to continue in college, he would not be where he is today. When individuals overcome great obstacles they reveal the determination and hard work that makes that specific individual above from the rest. Similar to Thomas Edison’s quote that “A genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine perspiration,” a great person is the composed of hard work and determination but with a little bit of talent and inspiration they will become leaders of our time....
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- Fall '07
- person, Michael Jordan, Tour de France