Success Is Success

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Peter Miceli Mr. Simakowicz English 101-03 October 20, 2014 Success is a Journey, not a Destination The most important aspect in life is the feeling of happiness. There is not elevator that leads to success, you must take the stairs. Whether or not you are popular, confident, and wealthy in life, you are not necessarily successful. Every day when you turn on the television, the media wants the world to believe that having lots of money, living in a mansion like house, and owning the most advanced cars is the key to happiness. One may continue to believe that popularity makes you successful, but there comes a time in there life when they realize that nobody is there for you when you need them most. Confidence is an important attribute to help…show more content…
Others may believe that you can become a successful person without the high standards of money. In my opinion, I strongly agree that people can be successful in life without having an abundance of money in the bank accounts. Money makes life easier, but not necessarily better. Money can give comfort and convenience, but people need more than luxuries to live a well balanced, happy life. Money will never be able to buy one happiness and success. There are some people that have success and money, but thats because there effort and and drive forced them not to take any shortcuts in life. Money has become the major part of most human beings everyday life. But many people mistakenly take this issue as success. Wealth does not give an individual the leadership qualities necessary to be successful. A quote by Benjamin Franklin reads “ Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. Being successful includes of a variety of attributes including money and having the desire to not take the easy road, but rather take the right road, despite the long…show more content…
For example people like Madonna, Steven Spielberg, and Simon Cowell all have something in common. All of these celebrities rank in the 2013 list of highest paid celebrities. Although these people are of the wealthiest in the media world, they each have a brilliant story on their journey to success. Knowing that you journeyed to success is what makes one happy. Quoted from the Success Factor on Simon Cowell, “ Simon isn 't one to sit around twiddling his thumbs waiting for a multi-million pound opportunity to come his way; instead he goes out and gets them.” Showing this style of succession, displays true dedication and awareness for what has to be achieved. In Madonna’s case, after every album she would produce she would take a break to reinvent herself. Madonna would toss everything aside just to start over again on her brand new pieces of work. In doing so she relied on her skills and aptitude to change in order to become successful each time she would come up with a new album. At last there is Steven Spielberg. Spielberg viewed obstacles as detours to success. Haven grown up with divorced parents and a rough childhood, Spielberg accomplished some never before seen feats. Arguably the best film maker to ever live, Spielberg once said “Making a movie and not directing the little moments is like drinking a soda and leaving the little slurp puddle for someone else.” The little moments are
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