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Olympic Athletes Persuasive Essay

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One thing every Olympian has is a burning passion inside him or her to succeed and be the best. An internal fire ignited within them. It is impossible to be at the level these athletes are without giving it everything they have. One of the greatest competitors of all time, Michael Jordan, said this, “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” With that in mind, it is logical to conclude that Olympic athletes generally have a greater amount of intrinsic motivation. Yet, sometimes even the best athletes in the world get burnt out and struggle to give the maximum effort needed to succeed. A study (Pensgaard, 1998) done at the 1996 Olympic games
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