There are some words in the English language that can mean so much, how a few sounds put together can hold a huge amount of meaning and dedication is one of these words. It holds a different meaning to each person who hears it. Dedication is defined in many English dictionaries, and is known by many people across the world, however true dedication is when you are really devoted to a cause, task, or goal and you do more than average and spend your time and effort for that cause, task, or goal.
The origin of the word is probably the most logical place to start. The Merriam Webster states that the word dedication is a derivative of the Latin word "dēdicātus", which means to devote time, effort, and oneself to a task or purpose. Just wanting to accomplish a task, cause, or goal by just doing the minimum requirements and you make yourself believe that you are dedicated to the task, cause, or goal is the opposite of dedication. But to be dedicated, you want to accomplish the task, cause or goal that you would do above and beyond minimum and excel to that goal, task, or cause.
Olympians are an excellent example of dedication. Every four years, Olympians trains as hard as they can everyday just to reach their goal that they always wanted. They would practice from sunrise to sundown being dedicated to what they want in their life and are so dedicated that they would never getting distracted if it interferes with their goal. Do you ever see an Olympic athlete ever train really easy because they don’t want to feel pain or get tired? No because they are so dedicated in their sport that they would conquer the pain and suffering and put it towards their cause. If Michael Phelps wasn’t dedicated to swimming, then he would have never have won 22 medals or if Usain Bolt wasn’t dedicated, then he would have never won the 100 m race twice.
Dedication is defined as “a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose” (Merriam Webster). Dedication can be also...