The following quote spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. is understandable, “If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause.” The quote means that you should try your hardest at whatever you are doing. It may not be the best task to do but you can certainly be the best at it. Street sweeping is a very low job that most people would not want to do, so that is why it was a good comparison to other jobs. If you try your hardest at something maybe you can grow better and get into something more successful. Even though you might have the worst job in the world you can never give up and you need to try your hardest. Hard work does pay off in the end, you might start off with a very bad job then if you try you can sooner or later turn into a very important job.
I can relate to the quote “If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted paintings, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause.” Since I play softball there were many times when I wanted to just give up. The most important one is when I tried out for the schools softball team. I was very nervous; I kept thinking I would not make it on the team. When I went home I had to think about it for a little while. I eventually told myself not to give up on making the team. I reminded myself that if I try my hardest it will not matter if I make the team or not as long as I tried my very best. Also, I thought that if I try my hardest then I will have a better chance of making it on the team. The next day I went all out and did everything to my best ability. Later on, after the tryouts, I was told that I did in fact make the softball team, all of my hard work and effort had paid off in the end.
From this quote I learned...