“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do” said Mandela. Being dedicated to a cause is not always easy especially in Nelson Mandela’s life. But the tremendous amount of adversity he faced for years on end did not faze him in the slightest. His dedication shown through even through the oppression, incarceration, and health issues. Yet through all of these hardships, he was still elected president and lives on as the savior of South Africa for his outstanding accomplishments.