The Outliers Quote Analysis

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“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live,” quoted Anne Sweeney, formerly the co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group, and the President of Disney Channel. In this quote, Anne wanted everyone to know that everyone has their own definitions of success and have their own ways to get their. Two ways that people define success is being happy or satisfied with what they love doing and reaching their goals after obstacles. These two features can be seen in the books, The Outliers, The Last Lecture, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the article, Catching Kayla, by Digital Sports News. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome,” stated …show more content…

From this quote, it is understood that being satisfied and happy rather than looking for success is success itself. In the book The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, the author, quotes in chapter two: The 10,000 Rule, “‘How much time did I spend there? Oh, a phenomenal amount of time. It was open twenty-four hours. I would stay there all night, and just walk home in the morning. In an average week in those years, I was spending more time in the Computer Center than on my classes.” (Gladwell, 8) Bill Joy, a phenomenal computer scientist, would basically live in the Computer Center because he was good at what he loved most. Likewise, in the article, Catching Kayla, Digital Sports News quotes, “I feel like I’m safe from myself. As long as I’m running, everything is fine.” (Digital Sport News, 2) Kayla Montgomery, a runner with MS, a disease that can disrupt and block nerve signals that go between the brain and lower body, is happy when she runs because she feels safe from her disease which is an obstacle in her

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