Taking a stand is more important than winning in any situation that anyone can be in. When you take a stand and put others before yourself, you feel more accomplished. “As you continue to stand for what you believe, the process will become second
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.
Not only is he not heroic but he is also a robber baron. In Andrew Carnegie's personal life and rise to success there are many things that he has done that proves that he is not a hero. One thing is that he says that law of competition is a wonderful thing for our material development. This may be somewhat true but he is just using this to justify what he is doing. Using this logic and survival
According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, high levels of success require opportunity just as much or more than individual merit. However, this is not the case; to achieve success one must be determined to make their success happen no matter the situation they’re in. Gladwell states in Outliers in chapter 8 that, “Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” Life isn’t handed to you on a silver platter, even with opportunity one must work make themselves an outlier. A real world example of someone achieving their goals based on diligence is my Uncle. My Uncle lives in Brooklyn, NY he was a police officer for many years and when he retired he worked hard to open up a business with his best friend.
Overcoming advers requires being brave and noble. Also, being able to look on the positive side in life in tough situations. Overcoming illnesses, disabilities, or disfunctional families can be very hard to deal with. Sometimes you just need to keep going and not look back and by doing so a lot more opportunities may appear in life. Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Bethany Hamilton, and Jeanette Walls in The Glass Castle are all examples of people who had to deal with great hardships in order to push them to become the successful and mature people that they are today.
For me, success has always been in black and white. I create a picture of what I want in my head, work towards that goal, and if I fall short of it, I am left in a place of distress. This mindset is similar to that of Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby paints a picture of success in his mind, and in order to make this picture a reality, he escapes his past and accumulates money through illegal business to live a wealthy lifestyle. Though my pursuit of perfection is not as insatiable as his, I resonate with his desire to live the life he wants.
This might be one of the most important ones in my opinion because it is easy to be strong physically, but mentally is a whole new story. To be mentally strong you have to be able to act quickly and always do the right thing not just for you but for those around you. Arthur could have saved his own life and not died the day him and his son went to battle against one another but instead he decided to fight for his people and do what no other person probably would have. “ Now, tide me death, tide me life, now I see him yonder alone, he shall never escape mine hands. For at a better avail shall I never have him.” “King got his spear in both his hands and ran toward Sir Mordred, crying and saying, Traitor, now it thy deathday come!” (Middle of page 189 from Morte D’Arthur) He was willing to risk his life in order for the people of Camelot to never have to be worried of Mordred’s return.
Being dauntless and believing that you can be lifted in the air and come down safely. Pushing away mental blocks, and believe that you can is very essential. Especially at competitions when other teams seem very intimidating and more skillful it 's important to have bravery and believe that you will perform your best and do amazing. If you don’t believe you can do it, It won’t happen. Before I do something that I have even the slightest doubts about, I will imagine myself doing it over and over again.
My passion for lifting fuels my desire to become the strongest version of myself, metaphorically and literally. It has taught me to be responsible, dedicated, and motivate others around me instead of putting them down. Strength gains are personal achievements just as making a million dollars is. And if one can be dedicated to getting stronger day in and day out, then I know for a fact that that person has the potential to make their dreams come true. That is why I believe lifting to be more than me just throwing up a couple dumbbells or barbells to look physically more attractive.
This truely is a great escape for Alex and the tough task will eventually lead to his demise. The task indeed proved to be too much for this unprepared boy ready for his freedom from his life and the feeling of being held down. Figurative language in this novel can be small, but with it comes a far deeper meaning that adds to the powerful
“Be excellent, so that no one ignores." This quote by Steve Martin explains the importance of ambition in our daily lives. Ambition, the driving point of success in life despite the obstacles one encounters. However, it causes stress to people along with the success it brings, forcing people to believe the impossibility of accomplishing their dreams, however if they try, they will surprise themselves and others. An example of one who was ambitious and achieved his goal was Bill Gates.
I define success as reaching your goals. The first part of this is setting your goal. If you aren’t able to set your goals for your life, long or short term, you probably won’t be successful. To me, the most important part of life is achieving these goals. This means working hard enough that you can get anything done.