The two characters were in similar situations and had similar characteristics about them, but the way they dealt with their respective situations when under pressure shows their true colors. Macbeth was only concerned with getting himself to the top, while Rob cared about his team and his friend’s success as much or more than his own. Either way, Into Thin Air and Macbeth both exemplify the fact that too much ambition, internally or externally, will ultimately lead to one’s
If I had to use one word to describe me it would be compassionate. This is what the National Honor Society hopes for in a member. I know i’m not perfect and can make mistakes at times, but acknowledging that takes a lot of character. My academic achievements are a result of my determination and drive to ensure that i’ll be able to achieve success in the future as well as serve as role model to the younger siblings and cousins in my family. Getting good grades is a priority to me.
Due to society, success is mostly viewed as a physical accomplishment. Ivan Chino, National Guard Soldier/NIU graduate, is not only a successful person because of his accomplishments, but more over his work ethic. When asked what makes a person successful, Chino replied, “The road with reaching success comes with many obstacles, but it also involves setting a new bar to achieve a higher form of success.” Clearly, Chino’s view of success is to constantly set high goals, despite the obstacles that come along with them. The reason being is to never settle and strive for a higher level. According to Eric Baker, author of “Keys to Success” from Time.Com, “Sometimes fighting is necessary.
Robbins still became a successful entrepreneur. Gladwell has great evidence to show how people may become successful but I do not believe that may always be the case. I side more with Robbins he believe that success can be achieved by an internal Force, which is something we cannot see. That internal force will drive use to achieve that success that we want. Personally I could connect with Robbins and the pain and struggle he had.
The rigourous mentality for an ideal life left Gatsby with the solitude of competition against his peers, but also the emptiness from a goal that gave no personal worth. The achievements Jay Z reached, contrarily, were then given back to provide hope and trust through his adaptation of success. Through both lives, “The American Dream” can be seen as success, but to truly succeed, one must have the ability to customize the reasons for wanting fame, and that intention will eventually come to be gratitude and progression of the
What causes success? To many people, success is cultivated through dedication and perseverance; the amount of effort put in directly correlates to the quality of the result. However, this statement does not fully represent the implications of success and how it is achieved. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell analyzes the basis of success, uncovering the astonishing effect that opportunity and legacy have on the creation of outliers. When applied to my life, these two factors play a significant role in my achievements and future potential.
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.
Having the capacity to identify patterns on the planet is completely vital for survival. Pattern recognition is required for classification, for comprehending the everyday life, and for figuring out the proper behavior specifically in unusual circumstances. As humans, we admire patterns and recurrence because of their properties. They are enjoyable
Although I am at a slight disadvantage due to white supremacy there is no excuse on why I can’t have success in America. Working hard and believing in myself will take me far in this country. Achieving goals despite unfairness requires great dedication and determination. The ambition to overcome obstacles that were create systemically is a testament to one’s will and character.
The thing in my life that I think that goes unnoticed is my drive to be competitive, but I happen to be one that sticks out. Not always by winning, but a positive attitude and drive to succeed unlike others are willing to do. I, unfortunately, made the mistake of being too competitive in my sport. At that time, I did not realize other aspects in my life, such as how I compromised my academic career potential. I chose the collegiate athlete route.