Serious, by Robert L. Crowe, 2011

The speaker provides important insights to the top scholar athletes in the State of Illinois.


7 - 9 minutes

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Let me say a word about luck because I believe in it. There are those in your high school who may look at you achievement and say you were lucky. That’s also true throughout the world. People look at the accomplishments of others and attribute it to “talent” or “luck.” I’ve often wanted to stand up and speak for those who win attendance awards and scholastic awards and music awards and literary awards and say to the world … Do you know how many hours of television these young people didn’t watch? Do you know how many events they skipped? Do you have any idea how many other things they would have rather been doing that they didn’t get to do? Do you have any idea how hard they worked?

   Luck is always against the person who depends upon it as a sole ingredient. The old adage is true: the harder you work, the luckier you get.

   Luck is often confused with persistence. Persistence pays off. Persistence is the only way I can compete with the people who have talent. Persistence is stick-to-it-iveness . . . staying with it when things are tough. When things aren’t going the way you want them to, you just keep pushing. I learned that from my mother in-law who is on her 24th year of a 14 day beauty plan.


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