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, 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.
Back to School is a speech which was delivered by Barack Obama, current President of the United States, at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, on the first day of school in 2009. It was also broadcast to other schools across the country. He starts with making clear that he is sympathetic with how tough it is for many of the students to get up this early, particularly the older ones who’d probably much rather have “stayed in bed just a little longer this morning ”. This is done in an attempt to make it clear to the students that he has not lost all connection to his past.
Success has several meanings in life. Although not everyone’s the same, we all want the same thing. So, for my definition of success, I will use the definition from Dictionary.com, which is “the accomplishment of ones goal.” As a society, we hold individualism important and see goals as being personal.
The honeybee’s need for order, division of labor, development in specialized fields, and so much more, they are more like human civilization than any other creature. While the honeybee constructs its world much like humans, the native bee, the “burly, dozing humblebee,” has learned nothing from experience and lives more viciously and rude. The dozing humblebee lives day to day, never saving anything for times of very little. The Indian culture regarded the honeybee as to cause bad things in the future and as the perfect example of the white man himself. ShortAnswer #2
What Success Means to Me When I am old, I will consider my life to be a success based on moments of happiness. I say that now, after having redefined what the word ‘success’ means to me. The culture I was raised in taught me that success was based on status, and the typical way to gain that status was to be a lawyer, doctor, or an engineer. I was told that if I chose one of those three career paths, I would have respect, financial security, and that I would even attract a suitable and equally respected husband. All in all, I would be successful because of my status, and happiness would be a byproduct.
Everyone wants to be successful and make goals become reality. Being successful and completing goals requires a commitment and constant remembrance of those goals. There are many different kinds of people in this world with many different kinds of thoughts. It takes a team and lots of thoughts, efforts, planning and decision making to become a successful organization. Successful is defined as accomplishing an aim or purpose.
Gerardo Our generation will end up living the life that they all want to have a happy life and the one question that some of us are asking our self is what success means to us. The only thing that matter in these world to define us is our own memory’s which is an important thing is life. I do not know who wrote the quote but I like this quote because it explain me in a curtain way.
"If I try to fail and succeed, which have I done?" - anonymous I use the above quote with my college students in an attempt to challenge them to look at life, from a different perspective. In challenging our perspectives, and even our definitions, I am not merely playing semantics as I firmly believe that words actually do hold meaning. If you aren't sure about the validity of that statement, think of the last time someone's words either caused you joy or caused you pain. Words do have the power to affect our emotions, therefore, by challenging ourselves to look at our own definitions from a new perspective has the ability to change how we feel.
Success is like giving a gift: it is not about how much money its worth, but rather the amount of happiness it brings. Expensive cars, big houses, luxurious vacations are characteristics of what society would deem a “successful life.” In most cases, people judge the level of success one attains in life by the amount of digits that precede the decimal point on one’s paycheck. These standards for “success” are only maintained by small amounts of people, leaving a myriad of people in our society classified as “unsuccessful.” However, this is clearly not the case.
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.