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Qualities of a Hero
Terry Bradshaw drops back to pass, he reads over the defense, sees the safety
blitz and knows the defender is man up on Lynn Swann. Bradshaw floats one to the
corner. Touchdown Pittsburgh. Nowadays a lot of athletes are depicted as heroes.
Terry shows all the qualities of a hero: determination, intelligence, and risk
taker. He is determined to complete the pass so he stays in the pocket and takes
a hit to make the play. He is intelligent enough to see the blitz and know what
to do. He could get injured or get intercepted but takes the risk of throwing
the ball up for grabs with a defender coming at him.
To be a hero you have to be determined. You have to want to succeed. Setting
goals will help you get to the places you want to be. No matter what you do or
what you are, you have to be determined. In sports you should set personal goals
in the off season and team goals during the season. At work you should try to
get raises and promotions. Once you set your goals and are determined to get
them you will be successful.
Being intelligent is one of the most important things you can be. Taking the
time to think out things is always worthwhile. If youíre playing a sport you
can out think your opponent. At work or school you can do a better job and be
done quicker. It doesnít matter what you do when you get older as long as you
have the ability to think things out. The reason I picked Terry Bradshaw to
symbalize a hero is because more than any other position a quarterback has to be
able to think every play. He needs to read over defenses and know which receiver
is open. Defensive coordinators try to confuse quarterbacks and maybe force them
into a bad play. You have to be intelligent and have your head on a swivel so
you donít make a mistake. Being intelligent is the most important part of
being a hero and successful in everyday life.
Nobody has ever gotten anywhere without taking a risk. A risk can get you
anything from a girlís phone number to a job. Sooner or later if you want to
move up in the world youíre going to have to take some kind of a risk. You canít
just be satisfied with who you are and what youíve accomplished. You should
always want more. Wanting more is what keeps successful people successful. Donít
be happy with success, expect it. You look at a Terry Bradshaw and wonder what
makes him tick. Heís won a superbowl, been a great quarterback at every level,
and broken some records. But the thing that makes him a hero is him not being
satisfied and just wanting more. Risks donít always pan out but if youíre
smart about how you take them, they will always be better than doing the same
Sport stars are the most idolized people these days. I thought Terry Bradshaw
would symbalize a lot of what people think is a hero. If you are determined to
succeed, take a risk to get there and are smart enough to stay there you will be
idolized and have the qualities of a hero.
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Actuarial science, Probability, Risk, Hero, John Layfield
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