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DayneNelson

11/17/15
Comp111
Dr.Burke
Paper#4
Whenyouthinkofthewordsuccess,whatdoyouthinkof?Successhassucha
broadmeaningtomanypeople.Althoughsuccessmayhavemanyvariousmeaningsto
others,Ifeelthatsuccessgivesusallthesamefeeling.Thefeelinggivenissometimes
indescribableandleavesusprofound.Successisverybroadandcanbeseenallaround
us.EventhoughtheremaybemanydifferentviewsofsuccessIwanttoexpresstoall
thatsuccessisinallofus.
FirstoffIwanttoexplainsomethingsimilarrelatingtosuccess.WhenIthinkof
successIfinditveryrelativetofailure.Nowyoumaythinkthesetwothingsare
completelyandoddlydifferent,butthesetwotermsareverysimilar.Assomemayview
failureasasteptooshorttosuccessIseeitasastepneeded.Ifindthatinorderto
succeedyoumustfailfirstandbeabletoacceptfailure.AquoteIcanconnectinrelation
tofailureandsuccesswassaidbyfamousbasketballplayer,MichaelJordan.Hesays,
"I'vemissedmorethan9000shotsinmycareer.I'velostalmost300games.26times,I've
beentrustedtotakethegamewinningshotandmissed.I'vefailedoverandoverandover
againinmylife.AndthatiswhyIsucceed."(Jordan)WhenIheardthisquoteitreally
openedmyunderstandingsofsuccess.WhatJordantellsusisthatitsnotaneasyroute
tobecomesuccessful.Everydaypeoplemakemistakes.Whatyoudowiththosemistakes

willdeterminehowyouwillsucceed.Mistakescanbeuseasmotivationtowardssuccess
justlikeMichaelJordandid.Alsofamousprimeminister,WinstonChurchillsaysanother
quotethatIfoundthatexpressedstronglyacceptingbothtermsintoone.Hesaid,
Successisnotfinal,failureisnotfatal:itisthecouragetocontinuethat
counts.(Winston)WhatChurchillmeansisthatnotoneweighsouttheother.Success
andfailurebothhaveonethingthatcancomefrombothandthatiscourage.Takingone
ofthesetotermsandturningitintocouragecanmakeyousuccessfulaswell.
Successalwaysdoesnthavetobebiglifeshockingthings.Wecanconsider
successtobethesmallestofthings.Itcanbethingslikegettingagoodgradeonapaper
testorreachingsomethingyouthoughtyoudneverachievelikegettinganinternshipin
yourfieldcanallbecountedassuccess.Successiswhatyouwantittobe.Whatmakes
somethingsuccessfulishowyoulookattitleitassuccesswithemotion.Itdoesntmatter
ifanyoneelselooksdifferentwhatyoufindsuccessfulandmakesyouhappyissuccess
foryou.
Therearemanythingsthatmakeupsuccess.Firstoffhavingagoalisgreatthing
inmindforsuccess.Havingsomethinginthebackofyourmindtolookatwillkeepyou
focusedonwantingthatgoal.Withagoalcomeshardworkanddedication.Havingsome
sortofdeterminationissometimesneededforsuccess.Althoughsomepeoplejusthavea
senseofluck,whichcanmakeyousuccessfulaswell.Ithinkthatmainthingthatcauses
someonetobecomesuccessfulcomesfromwithin.Idoagreethatbeingcommitted,
havingastrongbeliefs,andmentaltoughnesswillleadtosuccess,buthavingthatneedor

desireofsuccessismoreofessentialneededoverthetraitsIjustmentioned.Havingthat
sortofthriveinwantingtosucceedismuchbiggerthenjustworkinghard.
Theeffectsofsuccessarerelentless.Itcanleadtogreatemotionsandeven
motivateotherstosuccess.Theeffectsofsuccesswillvarydependingonwhatcauses
youmayencounter.Theeffectsofgettingagoodgradeonatestmayaffectyougetting
anA+orAintheclassfortheyear.Successcanalsoaffectothersasaninspiration.
Seeingotherssucceedmaygiveoffasortofambitiontoothersmakingthemwantto
succeedaswell.Amanwhochangedtechnology,SteveJobs,oncetoldusonethingthat
contributedabigroleinbeingsuccessful.Hesaid,"Yourworkisgoingtofillalarge
partofyourlife,andtheonlywaytobetrulysatisfiedistodowhatyoubelieveisgreat
work.Andtheonlywaytodogreatworkistolovewhatyoudo.Ifyouhaven'tfoundit
yet,keeplooking.Don'tsettle.Aswithallmattersoftheheart,you'llknowwhenyou
findit."(Jobs)BeinghappywithwhatyoudowasSteveJobsmotto.Jobsturnedhis
personalstatementintosomethingsmalllikeAppleandrevolutionizeditintoahuge
corporationofsuccess.
Weallshouldtakeourcausesthatpreventsusfromsucceedingandturntheminto
positiveeffectsofsuccess.Insummary,successismuchmorethenmoney,cars,and
fame.Successisreachingsomethingthatyouwanted.Itsthedesireofgoingtheextra
steportheextramile.Successhassomeencountersthatmaygetinthewaylikefailure
thought.Thereforeifyoupreserveandarehappywithwhateveryoumayachieve,then
youwillhavesuccess.

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