Think of success like watching a tree grow the branches split into different paths one can take each split is another opportunity to prosper and grow beautiful leaves like trophies. An uncommon belief is that the process of becoming successful is like a tree branch, if one starts off strong, more paths appear growing from the sturdy branch, and achieving goals lead to leaves growing to show wealth. “It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success,” (Gladwell 30). Author of nonfiction book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, agrees with this uncommon belief, in his book he argues that success does not come from intelligence or passion
Gladwell states, “Successful people don’t do it alone.” (119). No matter what people do there is not a time when they aren’t surrounded by factors that will affect them. Factors like society, wealth, or family can change your path to your future. Wes Moore became a successful man who achieved his dreams of becoming a Rhodes Scholar, honored veteran, and great leader. His opportunities were earned through motivation and everything around him was a part of his success. He was never alone and his journey through life taught him to not only be a leader for himself but to others, too. Wes Moore is an outlier, but that doesn’t mean success can’t be achieved by a person who isn’t one.
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” This statement is used as an inspirational message , by our coaches, to inspire the football team to work hard and give it our all. Hansberry depicts this idea of working hard in the text A Raisin In The Sun. She creates an idea that, if you don’t work hard you will not achieve great things. A Raisin In The Sun Is written by Lorraine Hansberry and is a historical fiction based on the everyday lives of African Americans, who work hard through the barriers of segregation to achieve their dreams.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." By Winston S. Churchill. Those who took the path instead of believing they will inherit success, including people like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey. Two particular people who have followed the path to success are Althea Gibson and Barbara Jordan. Defying many obstacles as gender discrimination and racism, they are key figures in history today. Although they both lived in different time periods and locations, and economical backgrounds, growing up they shared very similar struggles in their life
In “The Cellar” by Natasha Preston is about a 16 year old girl named Summer Robinson. She lives a fairly good life, and nothing extraordinary has ever happened.The setting takes place in present time in a small town called Long Thorpe but mostly in a cellar. A community where nothing bad really takes place, until young Summer is alone is taken. She is brought to a different aspect of a new yet drastic life of thriller. A life that 's not easy to overcome if it ever is possible to overcome. With only one easy way out and the cost is her life.
Many individuals are able to succeed because they are willing to fight for what they want. Doing this they are shoulding perseverance. Perseverance in other words means to not give up. The novel “Call of the Wild” Buck shows perseverance by not giving up his leadership throughout the book when he got his new owners and new sled dog teammates. Even though he had to fight to keep his leadership, Buck never lost the leadership. In the article Ben Carson Mother who is very poor and made little money did everything she had to do to make Ben the man he is today. Even if it meant feeding him food stamps, or being raised in a public housing. Buck, Ben Carson, and Ben Carson Mother all had many experiences in their lives, where they could have just given
This passage demonstrates the trouble that the author Wes Moore’s family and their friends go through to help send him to military school. Once Wes makes his first attempt at escaping from Valley Forge Military Academy he contacts his mother in an attempt to come home, she then divulged all the sacrifices she’d been making to send him there and steer his life in a better direction. From this, the author hopes to show that people who are supported throughout their lives have a greater chance of success in the future if they strive to reach goals that they set for themselves.
Mark Twain named the time period of social corruption disguised in gold in the United States as the “Gilded Age.” During this time period, immigration was high in the North and West, increasing the numbers of those who lived in the United States. Many of those who immigrated started businesses of their own and some of their companies came out on top. As more people lived in the United States, more people worked, which helped boost the economy. There was abundance of jobs, from working in factories, farms, and railroads. But unfortunately, those who worked during the Gilded Age were mainly lower class workers who rarely got paid, were over worked, and
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” (Pele qtd. In Soccerlens). Countless people have done amazing things through perseverance. Sonny was an average boy in a mining town, but he started building rockets and learned a valuable life lesson. Through perseverance, you can accomplish your dreams. This theme is shown in the memoir October Sky, and is seen in topics such as, Sonny’s pursuit of education, his rockets, and his relationship with his father.
People tend to reach success in a number of different ways. Looking at the past, success was often reached in ways that would be looked at as both good and bad. Andrew Carnegie was very successful but reached that success at the expense of his workers, which is why many would refer to him as a robber baron today. Andrew Carnegie placed the workers of his steel company in a harmful working environment. These workers were on the job for twelve long hours, seven days a week, in dangerous working conditions. In fact, it wasn’t unusual for severe accidents or injuries to occur while on the job. After a long day of work, Carnegie’s employees came home to rough living areas. With the air polluted, structures grimy and beginning to fall apart, roads
Most people normally think about intrinsic factors when they consider for the main components of success. However, Malcolm Gladwell, a famous writer, contradicts this tendency through the book, Outliers. Outliers insists that extrinsic factors define success rather than the intrinsic ones. Nonetheless, Gladwell himself goes against the topic of Outliers in his assertion: “if you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires”. The assertion implies that individuals could achieve success only with their intrinsic factors. However, the insistence in overall content of Outliers proves that the extrinsic factors (an opportunity
Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
Explicit plans in the first step will become futile if we do not take action. Merely hoping for chances does not help us get good outcomes. Whoever just waits for chances to knock their door is unlikely to reach success; therefore, taking action as well as working hard is the key for us to catch more
Joy Harjo’s poem “Perhaps the World Ends Here” implants an impression of the world as a kitchen table: “The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.” (1). As I interpreted the poem, I perceived it as a brief analysis of life. Harjo elaborates life as one protracted feast, and our life ends when we eat the concluding bite of our meal: “Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite.” (11). What is the point of life? This question wandered about in my head demanding an answer as I read the poem. Is life as simple as a short meal at a kitchen table? After reading “Perhaps the World Ends Here,” I am made aware of the answer to this very question. We design