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Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t

-Jerry Rice

Jerry rice is considered by many to be the greatest wide receiver of all time, and while many may look at him and see a man of pure talent, he had to work very hard to reach his goals. Jerry Rice is the NFL record holder for receptions, and in his storied career he has taken home just about every accolade possible at his position. The key to Rice’s greatness was not just his talent, but also his persistence and drive to never be caught in complacency. I’m sure Rice could have stopped playing football years before he actually retired, and still had a hall of fame career, but for Jerry he was dead set on excelling at the game he loved, and worked hard at it until he could no longer physically play. This quote by Rice perfectly encompasses his uncanny drive and it can be seen as the theme of his career. Jerry Rice believed that hard work trumps talent, and where there is already talent, hard work bolsters it. This quote can be seen as a lesson to anyone trying to perfect a craft, if you actually want to succeed you have to work at it, and if you want to be the best you must work harder than anyone else ever did. The career of Jerry Rice is more than just historic, it is a living testament to the fruits of hard work. The work one puts into perfecting a task will not be seen by everyone, but as long as you work harder than everyone else does, you will succeed like nobody else ever did.