What is the key to success? The key is to have passion and perseverance. According to Duckworth, having passion and perseverance is called grit. When an individual is working on a very long-term goal and he or she isn’t giving up on his or her goal even if it takes years to accomplish, Duckworth calls it grit and it can be learned. I agree when she writes “Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out, not just for a week, not just for a month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality.” In other words, Duckworth believes that you should never give up on your goals, keep going until the goal has been accomplished.
In the memoir “The Glass Castle“ written by Jeannette Walls, it talks about how Jeanette and her family overcome the tough times they had in their life. One of the main ideas of the memoir Jeannette talks about is how she achieved her ambition and what were the consequences of the risk she took. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” by Henry Ford. This quote relates to Jeanette and her siblings because she and her sibling always worked together and helped one another when in need. Jeanette is the mostly the reason why she and her family had such a wonderful and rewarding time in New York.
a very great example of a mother archetype is Frankie Heck from the show The Middle on ABC. Frankie is the wife of Mike and mother of Axl, Sue, and Brick. Frankie is the central character in the show, as it is her voice that is heard narrating at some point in every episode. She is a devoted wife and mother and sees family as the most important thing in her life. Her motto, "You do for family," guides her daily routine, despite the frustrations she encounters with her husband and three kids, as well as her older ailing relatives who often depend on her.
In five years, her plan is to be an employed, successful Radiological Technician. She hopes that she and her husband will eventually purchase a large enough home to fit a growing family and for everyone to be in good health. Although she does not know what the future holds, she intends to only move forward in life; continually striving to excel. Where there are setbacks, her willpower aids her through the onerous times. As a proud Christian, Edith remains grounded by her faith, prepared to face the triumphs and hardships she anticipates.
Liz said "I felt like I had wings. I felt like I could do anything, she says." Gladwell’s Ten Thousand Hour Rule can also be observed Murray’s life. This was where she worked hard her whole life to get successful. The journey from being homeless to Harvard graduate proves that practice and determination changed her life and she learned good lessons from her experience.
What is the American Dream? It all started back to the time of the Revolutionary War. The Americans were fighting for a chance to be a new, free, and independant nation. The American Dream was to go forth to new land and conquer it for the benefit of one’s own self. “Some say, that the American Dream has become the pursuit of material prosperity - that people work more hours to get bigger cars, fancier homes, the fruits of prosperity for their families - but have less time to enjoy their prosperity,” as recorded in the Library of Congress.
My American Dream has always been driven by success. Employment/ career, Family and community success to be more specific. The advancement of myself ,my family, and my community has always been a priority. Being that I am a Black American born in the United States my struggle to obtain the American Dream differs from most people. There are many obstacles to overcome such as racism, stereotypes and just being motivated to reach the next level in life.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby almost lived out his American dream by finding the love of his life and almost fulfilling his dream to be with Daisy forever. In the beginning of the novel, Jay Gatsby made a dream for himself that he would have possibly been able to accomplish if his life had not changed. He lived as a necessitous child and eventually enlisted and went into the military. When he was younger he had a planner, where he kept his schedule for a daily routine, which was a symbol of him striving to achieve his dreams. “One other
A girl trying to make it through school and make my life as successful as possible, and maybe find myself along the way. However, as I have grown older, I have come to realize some special things about me. I am a country girl to the bone. A hard working, get dirty and do it right, never give up kind of girl. Volleyball has always been part of who I am.
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be successful in life. I have always wanted to be the better version of my parents and achieve many things in life. During my freshman year in High school, I knew I was going to major in business. I come from a household of five, my father, mother, two younger sisters, and myself. I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters.
Although, if I were to apply his experiences into my life, I would try to work hard at being a good person and dedicate myself at what will want to do with my life in the future. No matter what happened to Lou Gehrig in the end, he will always be remembered to be The Iron Horse, one of the greatest baseball players to play the
Working on cars is my biggest hobby, both money and time wise. After high school, though, I will be finished with Cowley and will attend Wyotech to further my knowledge in diesel and automotive performance. Wyotech is located in 3 states and i will be attended the one in Laramie Wyoming. I will have many certifications after I graduate from Cowley, but right now I am Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified in Performance I and II and Electrical I and II. When it comes to learning these skills I am a quick learner, have a good memory, and good people skills.
Roger and I share the same definition of the American dream where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve one 's goals. Roger’s goal was to help his family move to a safer city and he was able to achieve that goal. If Roger did not come to America he might have not been able to achieve that goal. Becoming a citizen of the United State has had a huge impact on Roger life.When Roger first came to America, it was like starting a new life, he had nothing. Today, Roger has a good job and a great family.
That someone was my magnificent mother, Tonya Hunt. A woman who exemplifies what it’s meant to be a strong African American women. She’s a single mother of four who just wanted her kids to be filled with happiness, prosperity, and success. Though, she was handed the short end of the stick her entire life. She fought through all her challenges just to see her children succeed.
This very concept applies to my life. I have over 18 aunts and uncles who provide constant encouragement every time we converse. Their motivation constantly changes as I progress to a more mature adult. Today, I am receiving constant encouragement and motivation because I will be graduating college soon. As a first generation college student, this motivates to become look beyond the horizon to seek new opportunities to make them proud.