Steve Jobs - a great technological revolutionary and the person who literally changed the world once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”(Brainyquote.com). Over the years, this quote has inspired many people to follow their heart and achieve success through doing the work they love. However, in order to succeed in the work we want to do, we often have to do the part that is less desirable as well. Yet some would agree that one has to do only the work he or she enjoys doing and never do the work that is not enjoyable.
Have you ever been hopeful for something better? You would do anything to make that one thing in your life better. Some people are like that and do whatever they can do to make it happen and some people simply just hope for it to happen there whole life. You will never understand why other people are hopeful for what they are hopeful for. It’s like always wanting more than you have and you have to do something big about it to make the littlest thing happen.
Have you ever been hopeful for something that exceeds what you already have? You would do anything to make that one thing in your life better. Some people are like that and do whatever they can do to make it happen and some people simply just hope for it to happen there whole life. You will never understand why other people hope for what they are hopeful for. It’s like, always wanting more than you have and you have to do something big about it to make the littlest thing happen.
Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers talks about success, making a claim on how to achieve it. The book has led me to believe that there is a type of pattern when it comes to reaching success. Gladwell uses evidence to show the readers how there are many factors that contribute to being successful, such as, where you come from, the opportunities you have, the talent you were born with, your dedication or grit, and sometimes luck. Many people who read the book agree with Gladwell and support his hypothesis. Others such as Kakutani try to explain how the book has its weaknesses, being poorly reasoned and thoroughly unconvincing.
We think of ourselves all the time, and even if we think we are putting others first most of the time we really aren’t. People in general are selfish for their own well-being. People typically strive for their goals, dreams, and views of what success is. Nobody wants to miss out on opportunity to get what they want in life, so the big question is “Why possibly sacrifice your opportunity for the sake of another person?” You only live one life so your best to go ahead and take your shot at opportunity.
Ambition is when one individual has a desire to achieve something one has been thinking about. Many people in life dream of achieving a big or even a small goal that they want to accomplish in life. In The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper and Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, both characters show that one can not only achieve a goal for themselves but also for others as well. No matter if it is just by helping them or by even doing a small favour. Both of these works demonstrate that no matter what the situation is, one should do what one’s heart desires and if at first one does not succeed, one should try again.
It seems impossible that these people, who were so brave, courageous and important in the face of danger and injustice, were just normal kids. Being able to spot and pinpoint the characteristics that make these great leaders, may contribute not only to how they are raised and treated, but also what morals we can instill in the future generations to create more of the hopeful, brave and curious. Malcolm X’s and Maya Angelou’s childhood, exemplify lack of self regulation, appreciation of beauty and love of learning. Malcolm X’s realization that he was being held back by the color of his skin pushes him to fight for fairness.
Accordingly, some people think they are what they do, what they achieve, or even what others think of them. Everyone has an expectation for who he/she will become, but does that define who he/she is? Friends have a tremendous impact on our lives. Sometimes they are there to encourage us and still other times they are the very ones to break us down and leave us all alone. Gene and Finny had a love-hate relationship.
Despite my ability to find myself within Gatsby’s persona regarding success, Cisneros’ ability to find a gray area between success and failure challenges me to embrace the imperfections I face in my everyday life. I heavily identify with Gatsby’s ravenous thirst for prosperity, as I too strive to create a good future for myself. This mindset has caused me to create a defined line between success and failure. Creating such a defined line has to lead me to feel a constant pressure in succeeding at everything I do, in my relationships, academics, and future goals. This way of thinking is similar to that of Gatsby’s, as he has seen success through a one-track mind.
Eventually it becomes a strong feeling that someone has toward something. Passion is like the light shining after a dark day. It is important that everyone in life finds his or her own passion or “shining light.” Without it, the world couldn’t have accomplished any of its many great things. The world wouldn’t have well composed music, talented athletes, beautiful art, and
In conclusion, after completing the chart, I was able to realize that change was completely possible. There are many things that restrain me from my success, but they are things that with some practice I can limit and become more successful. Also, when comparing my two lists of restraining forces and driving forces, I can see the true reason why I want to succeed and the driving forces, even though the list is smaller, is much more compelling to me over the restraining
Dr. Dre: The perseverance of a great Producer When I was younger, I always knew I had a talent and passion for music especially in the audio production field of music. I started my career off by enrolling at Full Sail University to obtain my goal and achieve all the skills necessary to follow the dream I love. Focusing on one professional I admire I’ve dived in deep and researched an abundance amount of information, and applied it to lessons that can come toward my own success. The role model I have chosen today is Dr. Dre.
Drilling in Alaska “ In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis”-Lois Capps. This quote explains how there different ways to solve our problems and drilling is not the right way to solve this. In addition to costing a lot of money, it would also destroy animal habitats.
Ellie Perry Mrs. Ugland British Literature 9 January 2017 The Tragedy of Macbeth “Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21) This verse presents a fact about humankind. The world in which humans live has, if nothing else, an inkling of this idea ingrained in society.