Work Hard and Never Give up



In 1997, Masashi Kishimoto, created one of the greatest manga of all time called Naruto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, the most unpredictable ninja, who is constantly searching for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage. The Hokage is the ninja of his village who is the leader and the strongest of all. The predominant theme is to never give up, just like Naruto. Growing up he was hated by the village and the weakest in his class, he worked hard day and night to get approval from everyone. He has endured pain and hatred; however, it never stopped him from working hard to reach his goal.

“There are two types of ninjas, those who are born with talent and don’t have to work at it, and those who have to train everyday of their lives. I will prove my point that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Rock Lee

The source of all bad habits is laziness, ninjas like Naruto, Might Guy, and Rock Lee teach is that hard work beats everything. Laziness is something we should overcome, work hard for what you want to achieve, practice in private and you will be praised in public. Work hard while everyone is sleeping or being lazy, because it will pay off just like it did for Naruto. Day and night he is always working hard to prove his skills and to be acknowledged by others.


If you make mistakes that is okay. Mistakes are inevitable. Don’t blame anyone else for your mishaps. Learn from your mistakes and continue to work hard.  When the nine-tailed fox was unleashed from inside Naruto and hurt people, he did not blame the fox for his actions. He took full responsibility for what happened. Naruto trained himself to not let hate and anger take over so an incident like that would never happen again.

Naruto reminds us, it’s not the face of a person that makes them a monster. It’s the choices they make that makes them a monster. Make the right choices, have faith in yourself and have a clear goal of what you want to achieve. Always remember, do not see the obstacles, see the goal. You need to believe in yourself for others to believe in you. If they say you can’t do it,  prove them wrong just like Naruto.


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