However, the purpose of Outliers is not to brag about the lucks that successful people had, but to remind readers that opportunities are always available and that it solely depends on oneself to make each opportunity special and to make it to be the guide to one’s success. It is a waste of time and energy to believe that there will be that one perfect opportunity and complain when it does not come. In chapter two, Gladwell writes “Achievement is talent plus preparation”. (38) This quote exactly explains how that it is not about waiting for the one perfect opportunity, but always preparing, so one can be able to recognize and be ready for the opportunities that continuously show up in life. No one knows which event or chance will lead to success; either Bill Joy, Bill Gates, or the Beatles knew that certain events will lead them to success.
I was given the name Sarahpist not just because of what I do, and who I believe in, but because of my will never to give up, and the courage and strength I was given to make something out of nothing. I never want the negative grey area in my life to negatively affect my future, I want to take all of my lessons learned and apply it to any situation that will blockade me along with others, from finding themselves. Why live in the past when the presence still lives, you can't change your past, you can live for the now, and follow the path you are given, reminiscing on what's old and unchangeable will never bring you joy. When you consume yourself with the now and reach the stage of presently happy, it is when we may find beauty in the world, people, and within ourselves. Your life will fall into place, be just as it was intended to be all
I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated. That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth.
This quotation fits perfectly with my component of success. The quotation shows, in order to become successful one must take the opportunities given and work really hard at them to become successful. Gladwell makes sure readers know these successful role models didn’t make it to where they are one their own. Some people get more opportunities than others, likely because they have astounding effort. You need to have enough talent and drive to get the opportunities, then you have to seize
You must blame others for your own problems. You must have strong belief that you can achieve anything in your life. If you give attention to something it means that you are attracting it. Therefore focus on all positive things and your life will become positive. You will be able to get it
If you just sit around waiting for good things to come to you, do you think that you’ll succeed in life? I highly doubt it. If you don’t work hard for what you want in life then you’ll never get anywhere, and you’ll, likely, not amount to much. To be happy, you need to work hard for what you want in life. There are countless benefits to working hard.
Theodore Taylor encourages readers to try new things and to never fear the unknown. Therefore the quote “ Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.” - Rae Smith goes well with the theme of The
We all believe that when things are going perfectly it is never going to change, in that instant we think that we are going to be happy for the rest of our lives. What we never think about is that our happiness could disappear in a matter of seconds and we should always be ready. Sometimes we have to realize that we can’t only be dreamers but we have to also learn how to be