One man ones said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” (Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005)
Conclusion Horace’s comparison between your past and your character is very reasonable, whether you have had hardship or you have not had hardship it still shapes your views and how you perceive your goals. Martin Luther King Jr portrays how you can have plenty of hardship in your life but still do great things and make a difference in the world. Brock Turner shows how having an easy life and not having to deal with much can lead to not caring for others and doing only what you want. The divide between the two shows that no matter your hardship or lack of hardship it still shapes your personality
In the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, author gives out some examples to demonstrate that nothing happened randomly: success, failure, conflict, there always has to be a pattern behind all the datas. In the first several chapters, Gladwell talks about personal achievement and says to become success is not only talent plus hard working, which many people agree. However opportunity, luck, and timing is as important as this and sometimes even more. He mentions bill Gatz and Bill Joy who both are superstars in computer technique field, and says their success has many common points: well backround, opportunity to access to computers in early age, and golden period for computer development.
There are people out there who try so dang hard to get everything going the way they want to no matter what it is. Sometimes they try to hard and end up making it even worse for them. People who try way too hard to get things in control normally get angry because the bad things in there life isn't controlled by them and they can't change the outcome of what happens. For example if you were date a guy who you really like for awhile and you thought it was going to last then out of nowhere he said he needed to take a break from you
After he was starting to get talked about he hit the biggest shot of his life. It was a buzzer beater three to win! He was working on his three point shot when he was getting better. He usually couldn’t shoot that good in games but that one went in. After he made that shot something had clicked in his head.
The satisfaction you feel when you are successful always doesn't come easy sometimes you need to fail in order to know what the true joy of being successful feels like. In the essay The Right to Fail written by an American critic William Zinsser, he states “Don't be afraid to fail!” “The right to fail is one of the few freedoms that the country does not grant its citizens.” Zinsser depicts the rich truth that you can fail, you can get back up and try again. You do not need to fear failure everyone makes mistakes and in America that is acceptable and understandable.
I was not always the perfect student and procrastinated as much as possible, but I have found it in me to pull myself together and change my ways. Using Frodo as a hero in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was the best choice because it allowed the viewers to see that no matter your size, shape or personality, you too can be a hero and save the day. Everyone needs saving and regrettably mythical beings do not exist in our world, having humans act as heroes is the greatest gift anyone
Steve Jobs should be considered a hero because he was able to overcome his unhappy and unfortunate adolescent life, help improve society, and further the technological world in ways never heard of. Jobs had an unhappy and not very successful adolescent life in contrast to his highly successful adult life.
Sure they put forth enough effort to pass, and when the teacher handed out C’s, she’d say “Good job!” and everything seemed fine. But two weeks later when she would test them on this material, they had no clue what she was talking about because they never learned the information. I’m thankful for what my dad did when I was younger; making me take advantage of every educational opportunity, forcing me to study when I didn’t want to. Not only was I praised in that moment for putting forth the effort and doing well, but I was praised each time I could recall what I had learned and applied it where needed.
When they announced the third name, everyone around me started cheering. I had won third place. This was a very happy moment for me because I did not think my performance was worth a 3rd place spot. It was not an improvement from the year before, since I had also been given 3rd place, but I knew that this specific year, I worked hard and that I actually deserved that 3rd place spot instead of just being lucky enough to beat out a few other oboe
Other teams, parents and coaches gathered around to watch this “David and Goliath” match. The first two sets blew right by us and we won it with ease. Now, all we had to do was play the third and final set and were going home champions. Something, however; shifted in the other team, as we started to realize that they wanted to win just as badly as we did. It took us by shock how much they improved their skills by one game, and before we knew it we lost the third set.
The next three words that escaped my coach’s mouth will forever be stitched in me. He had told me with pure confidence “we need you”. The overwhelming adrenaline rush that I felt helped me gain a career high in points that year. I had wanted to hear those words for so long that I didn’t realize it myself.
Brooks utilizes personal emotional appeal to his audience that creates relatability to Kathy Fletcher and David Simpsons. The couple lives in a house consisting of “small bedrooms” yet they still manage to accommodate everybody that is welcomed to their home. Brooks give the idea that the couple are average, yet managed to do a tremendous task. These children refer to Kathy and David as “Momma and Dad,” showing that they represent what they didn’t have and it creates a relationship between the children and Kathy and David. The children are also “unfailingly polite” and “turn toward one another’s loves” proving that they are now part of a family and they began to rely on each other like a family does.