success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” ― Anna Quindlen. Success is something everyone has, to be successful in life, school, or any other thing. I want to be successful in school. The way I could be successful in school is like having a tutor, ask my teacher, study, and use a planner or organizer to be on track. In the story Kewauna’s Ambition by Paul Tough ways she was successful in school she got herself a tutor to help her on her homework. Also like in Marita’s Bargain by Malcolm Gladwell she moved to KIPP school to have a better future.
There are many definitions of success among the general public. To most people, it means having a good life, a good family, and lots of money. Although the definition might vary, all success involves one important element hard work. The value and importance of hard work has been proven over and over again in numerous history and literature.
People have different views on what success really means. Some say success is based on money or fame. If you have a lot of money or fame you're "definitely" successful. Others say success is based on your fulfillment and overall happiness in your life. Alfred Brooks, the protagonist in the novel The Contender by Robert Lypsite, has many friends, family, and supporters. Alfred also has almost no financial gain through boxing, but he's been inspired to work hard. Lastly, Alfred is very happy with his life even after his boxing career fails. On the other hand, Midge Kelly, the main character in the film "Champion," is the polar opposite of Alfred. Midge loses his friends, family, and supporters. Also, Midge is rich, but he dies alone and unhappy. At the end of the novel, Alfred Brooks is more successful than Midge Kelly is at the end of the movie.
When it comes to success, people have their own definitions. Some people may define success as having a job that suits them and by the joy they feel when they are in and out of work. Others may define success as having a surfeit amount of money without the need to be happy at their work. In the book, outliers, Malcolm Gladwell defines success based on the careers of the well-known and rich people and he mentions that they have achieved success because they are the best at what they do. Gladwell also believes that anyone is capable of achieving success if they work hard enough and that the people who are mega-successful such as Bill Gates or Michael Jackson got where they were because of thing such as their geographic locations, their specific college experiences, the opportunities that they were presented with in high school, or even the month that they were born in. Throughout the book, I found myself
People always need to think their life because they don’t know what is the next step in life. It takes a long time to figure out the life. whatever it is, there is always a way for you to create your successful life. Also, we have a lot of stories to talk about people who got success. These stories usually give us encouragements. When you read these stories, it will give you a hint and show you a different way. A great example is a book named The Pact. This book wrote about three African-American young men who came from difficult families become doctors. From their childhood, three of them always got into trouble. They met each other when they took college, and they began to be good friends. So they made a pact to become a doctor together. Even sometimes they still had trouble but the pact helped them stay out of troubles. They studied hard, worked hard and kept promise their pact. They all have their different stories. One of the boys called Remark, he gave me a deep impression and he also had a lot of meaningful stories. He found his own successful way. But on the way to success, there is a lot of factors influenced him. Such as he got institution support,
Success is something that every person looks at differently and in America it is something that is strived for every step of the way by most typical people. The idea of success is planted in our heads at a very early age and is embedded in our culture as a part of the American Dream. Ways that success is approached are different depending on what drives a person, whether it's competitiveness or a strive for greatness. A competitive approach to success is described in Margaret Mead's essay The Egalitarian Error when she writes, "For many Americans, the concept of success is a source of confusion. As a people, we Americans greatly celebrate and admire the one who gets the highest grades, the one voted most attractive or most likely to succeed.
Success can mean many things to many different people. Being successful means to reach all of the goals that are set ahead. Every person is different, and that means that each person sees success differently. To some people being successful could be as simple as getting out of bed or getting to work on time. Success is found in all goals that are accomplished no matter how small or large that they are. Being successful doesn 't always mean that one must accomplish goals that are hard. To others it could be marrying the person they love. To be happy with that person for the rest of their life is a big success. Being successful at an educational standpoint would be graduating college with a degree in a future career. The degree would start the person on a path to becoming who they have always wanted to be. There is no limit on being successful. People have chances to be successful each and every day. What it means to be successful is to overcome hardships, to not allow negativity keep you from trying, and to never give up on a goal.
Success, defined as attaining personal goals and having in-depth relations with loved ones, is, in reality, a very complicated term. The idea of success holds different meanings for anyone who ponders it, involving money, power, glory, happiness, security, comfort, love, and many other elements. The attainment of goals seems to be at the heart of every definition. Even so, success cannot be tethered down to any one form. Success in its purest form cannot be forced to attain real prosperity, it holds deeper layers than are commonly visible from the surface, and even the best of successes have perils and negative effects.
Each and everyone has our own idea of how success looks like. But for me, success is something that you’ve worked so hard to get to that you now have pride to have or be. But success isn’t so easy to reach. There's going to be challenges and times where one thinks they won't succeed. Its when you’ve flourished to the point where you’re happy with the placement of your life.
There is a lot of ever growing exploration about how to be successful; thousands of books and articles have been written in order to help our pursuit to success. Yet some stand out more than others such as the #1 national bestsellers, Outliers the story of success by Malcom Gladwell as well as Daniel Pink with his book Drive. These two texts are very similar and will most certainly show important examples of success.
I believe success is one of those terms that has multiple means and to every person asked, a different answer is received. While some people would base being successful in life off of how much money one makes, I would consider myself successful in life if I graduate from college, have a loving family and a steady job. To me success can be defined as achieving a goal that I have previously set and having a result come from various efforts to achieve that goal. I also believe the real outcome of being successful is happiness. There is short term success which adds up repeatedly and eventually becomes long term success. An example of short term success would be getting a good grade on a test that I spent all week studying for. On the other hand,
The marshmallow experiment is a simple procedure. The researcher brought the child to the room and told them about the experiment. The researcher would leave the room for about 15 minutes, but he wouldn’t tell the child. The child would either eat the marshmallow or wait for the second marshmallow. This was the basis of learning about delayed gratification and led to new discoveries and benefited the study of psychology.
I am David Myles Thompson, I and take much pride in my first and middle just as much as my last name. My mother always tells me that “It’s important to never look like what you’ve been through,” you smile at the world and it’ll smile back, cry at the world and you’ll cry alone. And I believe that the circumstances that I had been victim to have made me who I am today and ultimately paved the road for the future. That road, which is my destiny- what I make it up to be and these are the goals that I have for myself, academic/career/ and life goals.
In our world, people usually associate success with either money, money, or money. Success shouldn’t be about how much money we earn, how good our job is, or how famous we are. It should be about our own personal goals and aims in life. I think everyone’s definition of success is different. For each individual, success is something that makes them feel proud. For example, someone can be successful if his/her passion was to travel and they make an impact on the world, and they end up achieving their goals that means that they had success. It doesn’t have to revolve around how good ones job is or what their salary is.
In today’s society, wealth is a large definition to different people. The official meaning of “wealth” in Marriam-Webster’s Dictionary define it as an abundance of valuable possessions or money. In other words, wealth means living in a mansion, owning a Ferrari, or having loads of money in your bank account. If a person has nothing, then he or she is poor. However, what does money have to deal with wealth? There is a difference between being rich and being wealthy, which is the rich have lots of money and the wealth does not worry about the money. There is a saying that “Money can’t buy happiness” which is true. For me, wealth does not mean money, fame, or having everything and anything in the world. There are things money cannot buy that could consider being wealthy as long as I have my family, to be healthy, and to be happy.