Friday, 13 December 2013

Amelia's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Inspiring 
Theme: Success

 "Inspirational Sports Speeches" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/Z2PloBdHeow)
 
VS.
 
"From Struggle Comes Success" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/ObD0F0vJSJA)
 
How far are you willing to go to achieve success?


13 comments:

Jade Whittington said...

I liked the second video better because I think it was more realatble because in the first video it was all about sports and I don't play any. The second video was more interesting because it was about being successful and that's what I want to be. I am willing to go as far as I need to, to achieve success if that means working extra hours at a job to pay for university or missing my favourite show. Even my hobbies if I did some extra studying time for high school assignments or tests.

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Selena Dyck said...

The second video won for me. I realize that motivational speeches in the context of sports can be applied to all areas of life, but I found that video just didn't have as much of an impact on me as the second one did. I prefer hearing personal stories over generalized speeches.

I'm not sure how far I'm willing to go for success because I feel like there haven't been many obstacles in my life as of yet, so I haven't had to work very hard to get to where I am now. And success means different things depending on one's state of mind - for example, on dark days, I count the simple act of getting out of bed as a success because it can be immensely difficult. On other days, that doesn't count as success; just routine. Success means different things depending on where you are in life and how (relatively) hard you had to work to succeed.

James Cowdery said...

When we watched the first video I really enjoyed it, I caught what they said and understood it, but, the second video is what really hit home, I know that feeling, that lifestyle of having to live by or work with people who have it all, and having to work and put off things that are needed or wanted to just have the basic necessities to just barely survive. All in all I would have to say this video wins!

I have tried to succeed in school and while some people can't see the struggle and hurt or understand it is difficult. I came from a neighborhood where violence low income jobs and low educational standards were the normal, and then to move to a wealthier neighborhood, to an area where what I learned in grade 8, kids in Athlon learn really hurt both me and my grades. I have tried and am trying to do my best, and I will still continue to struggle to get what I'm destined for!

Sierra Hill said...

I really liked the second video about working hard to achieve your goals! The main purpose of the video is something I strongly agree about too, that to reach your goals you have to work insanely hard nothing comes from just luck! I would and do work really hard for success! One of my biggest fears in life is to not be successful! I would not do anything to hurt my family but if I had to move I would! One of my main goals in life is to be successful and I will strive until I am!

maddie swidnicki said...

i like the second video he really showed how hard he went to get where he is, he didnthave the parents money that everyone around him had and didnt have the nice car but didny care he worked hard.to get where he is rightnow did it all himself and never gave up. in my shoes right now, i am trying so hard to graduate on time attempting to get many credits when i shouldve done my job in previous grades but now its the last year and even though i gotta have a full semester when all my friends have spares and afternoons off or mornings off, i still am gonna go everyday and do my job, get all my credits and pass on time with everyone of my friends, i do not wanna fall behind.

Cheyenne Vermette said...

I liked the second video better because it was something I could relate to more and I thought the video was put together very well. I also liked how it showed that you can start from having nothing, working as hard as you can and then going to having so much, and not just things, but having a list of many things that you have accomplished. I definitely found both videos very inspiring though.
How far am I willing to go to achieve success? Well right now I would define success as graduating high school and finishing with grades that I am proud of and that will get me into university when I finally decide to go. And doing my best to make sure my parents are proud of what I've accomplished. To do this, I put in the extra hours when I need to, and when I can.

john chua said...

I like the second video better because it takes time to reach your goals. I realized that the guy on the video scarified his time in his dedication to reach his goal and it wasn't easy for him. How far I am willing to go to achieve success? Success for me is graduating high school next year and going to university and graduating university and getting a nice job the I wanted to get and thats how I call success.

john chua said...

I like the second video better because it takes time to reach your goals. I realized that the guy on the video scarified his time in his dedication to reach his goal and it wasn't easy for him. How far I am willing to go to achieve success? Success for me is graduating high school next year and going to university and graduating university and getting a nice job the I wanted to get and thats how I call success.

Braxton Anderson said...

I like both videos but the Winner for me was the first video. Just hearing some of those great speeches reminds me of the all the struggles I have has failed at and overcome with whether it was playing to the last whistle of a rough football game even though I can't feel me legs or making a comeback from a impossible game of solo queue but never giving up. It always makes me feel better hearing their inspiring words.

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Sammy Cooper said...

I personally enjoyed the second video more. I felt that it was more relatable, especially coming from the perspective of a non-athlete. Also, the first video was more broad statements about perseverance towards success and the second one was more personal, which made it easier to relate to.
I would like to think that I would stop at nothing to achieve success, though there are obvious moral boundaries that I wouldn't cross. I am a person that will put 100% into something if I have committed to doing it. I have the issue of sometimes not getting around to doing things or putting them back, which holds me back from success, though I believe that I can accomplish anything if I set my heart on it completely. The next decision is choosing what single thing to completely commit to.

cindy moar said...

i liked the second video because it explained the struggle at first then the outcome and how he needed to push himself to achieve everything he has in life

in order to achieve sucess..even though there are barriers in my life that drag me down drastically i feel like i need to maintain a clear mind ill admit i need to push myself way more than i do ,but i have faith that i will do just fine i dont need all the fancy things giving back to my friends and boyfriend is what is most important to me.