Even though people can 't help but let things get to them, they can shape there perception into something that can help them instead of focusing on things that bring them down because it will help them be more successful , they won 't focus on the negative , and it can help them live a better life . In The Achievement Habit, Bernard Roth persuades his readers that there life has no meaning unless they give it meaning. It 's a very unusual message for an author to send to his readers but throughout the chapter he uses the rhetorical triangle ethos, logos & pathos to really get the audience to understand his message. Many people let a certain situation ruin there day, and Roth explains why life is just simply better without giving it meaning.
Roth states that he 's a Professor at Stanford University and has been teaching for 52 years. “I 've been a professor of engineering at Stanford for fifty-two …show more content…
Roth tells stories that helps his readers understand the message he is trying get through. “I was devastated, believing that this record would follow me forever”(Roth20). When Roth talks about this record following him forever, it 's about a teacher getting him in trouble for making noise in the hallway. He then realizes that there is no such thing as a permanent record. This goes on to show how Roth uses pathos to really persuade his readers that “the only ones keeping a record of there failures are themselves”(Roth21). Roth isn 't the only writer who had bad experiences with failure, better yet a writer Tim Harford wrote a book Adapt:Why Success Always Starts With Failure. In this book a quote stands out that immediately makes the reader think of Roths stories. “Few of our own failures are fatal”(Harford). This is very convincing because many people take there failures in a harsh way, and both Roth and Harford explain that failures aren 't fatal. If anything failures can lead to success if you learn from
Dan Ariel discusses how people own decision can be influenced by others. For example, he uses the organ donor example to show how some countries in Europe had far better organ donors than other countries in Europe. His argument is based on the fact of how different the two forms were written for getting participants being part of the organ donor program. European countries that have high rate participants of the organ donor program has a written form that mentions to “To check the box below if you don’t want to participate in the organ donor program” So many people don’t check that box various for reasons.
That quote showed that failure is not a good thing but it happens to everyone and you always learn something from failure, even if it's just a simple change it's something you learned from failure. Second, so many famous people have failed and it didn't change them as a person they are still who they are. For example in the text it says “ Plenty of famous people have had their share of epic fails too. Did you know that 12 publishers rejected J.K Rowling's first Harry Potter book?
John Wooden once said “failure is not fatal but failure to change might be”(John Wooden Quote.) Wooden was addressing the idea that one only fails if they do not change after messing up. I never fully understood that principle until I attempted the FFA Creed Career Development Event. After not giving all that I could during the contest, I experienced the worst defeat of my FFA career. I had always thought that Wooden’s statement was only inspire those who had lost, but through personal failures I have learned otherwise.
Many individuals experience different amounts of failure in their lifetimes. Many learn and grow from their defeats and others let it keep them from succeeding. I made sure that failure was another obstacle to success. Icons like Randy moss didn’t let failure get the best of him when he didn’t make the freshman high school football team, and look at him now, he is one of the best Football players of all time.
The writing style Roth likes to use involves lots of positivity, possibly even too much. Some critics claim that the topics could even be described as “common sense”. Critic Bashira said, “If you take to reading self-development books, a lot of his concepts--you'll realize--are hardly new.” Bashira does touch and expose Roth’s writing in a positive matter however, giving Roth the true credibility he deserves as a creative author. Bernard Roth’s story The Achievement Habit, included chapter two, “Reasons Are Bullshit”, which was a great chapter to give affection and impact on all the rhetorical appeals he ended up covering.
Often times the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is told, Bernard Roth, author of The Achievement Habit similarly agrees with that stating “Nothing is what you think it is. You give everything its meaning” (Roth 18). As chapter one of his book is analyzed the realization of how Roth is able to make an individual feel emotionally attached while also allowing them to understand the content being read is remarkable. At times Roth can be perceived as very heartless and arguable while learning the phases of achievement. In the Achievement Habit, Roth uses Aristotle’s rhetorical analysis which consists of ethos, pathos, and logos to show that in fact nothing is what you think it is.
J.K. Rowling uses anecdotes to draw attention to the benefits of failure and imagination. According to Rowling, failure is a means of eliminating unnecessary burdens in one's life, which facilitates growth in areas that are truly meaningful. Rowling describes one of her most epic failures, in which "the fears that [her] parents had for [her], and that [she] had for [herself] had both come to pass" (Rowling 2). The uncertainty of her future plagued her, until she realized that she still had things and people for whom to live. Therefore, Rowling's failure had not eradicated her future, but made her realize the importance of her present.
I completely agree with Churchill about this- success is about picking oneself up from one mistake and running headfirst into the mistake. When Winston Churchill said this, I believe he meant that everyone fails and in order to succeed all one needs to do is get back up and fail again, and again, until one time, he or she will succeed. He was saying that true failure is not making a stupid mistake, rather, it is not learning from that mistake and getting down on oneself that is the failure. An example of this is when Charlie Brown fails to kick the football that Lucy is holding (from Charles Schultz's Peanuts)
Failure gives the ability to look at a different perspective, a sign that helps guide the way and a teacher that teaches to improve to be better. Many famous people and industries throughout the world had their moments of failure through their first attempts in business or career. In a new book, Super Survivor, written by Psychologist David Feldman and science journalist Lee Daniel infuses stories of people who bounce back and grow after a traumatic event. Super survivors are not people who are extraordinary but ordinary people who take their fears and turn it into something else (Suttie “Can Suffering Lead to Success”)?
Chase the Lion, written by Mark Batterson, is an information book inspired by a passage from 2 Samuel 23 about one of King David’s “mighty men”, Beniah, who, “…chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day”. It’s a call to action, encouraging the reader to chase their dream, and challenging the reader to believe in a bigger God by expounding on the ideas of “dreams within dreams”, “ripple effects”, and “chain reactions”. First, Batterson expounds on the idea of “dreams within dreams”. Throughout the book, Batterson parallels aspects of our lives to those of King David and his “mighty men”. From this comparison, the reader sees that, David, without his team of “mighty men”, would have never realized his dream of becoming King of Israel.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This may be a lyric from a fun song, but it is also an excellent message about how one should not give up after they fail. Failure is a part of life that everyone experiences, and it helpes people grow stronger. One person who was made stronger after failing is Steven Spielberg. He was rejected from USC School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.
The American author, Og Mandino, who spent his life writing books about success and motivation and went through failure himself, once said, “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” There are many famous people who show that determination can lead to success including, Jim Carrey, J.K. Rowling, and Theodor Seuss Geisel. These famous people overcame failure to get to where they are now and they showed me that I should never give up. Jim Carrey, one of Hollywood’s best actors, has gone through failure in his life before he started his career. Jim grew up in a run down neighborhood in Canada, and he said he couldn’t make any friends.