- May 31, 2012
- Posted by: essay
- Category: Sample essay papers
What does it mean to be successful? Does it mean to have a lot of money, to be famous all over the world, or to make a brilliant career? Every person chooses his or her own model of a successful life. People set different goals in front of themselves and try to achieve them. However, there are different ways to gain your ends. Some people work their way through, taking no notice of others; they are unscrupulous and use all opportunities to make headway. Others knuckle down to work, devote all their free time to their career and thus attain their objects.
Nevertheless, the question is whether to be successful only means to achieve the set goal. Are people considered losers if they fail to do it? Fran Tarkenton said: “Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat, and tears and overcome obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you’re not a success” (156). Personally, I agree with these words as the very process of struggle and aspiration for a certain aim is already worth much. A person should always yearn for something, set more and more new goals and achieve them. Only then, life is active and fascinating. In fact, the success is not the achievement of aim but the way towards it. Meeting and overcoming obstacles people become stronger and more experienced. Isn’t it a success to live a full life with all its ups and downs?
My life is also diverse and can surprise me with different events. I set goals and try to achieve them. I know how inspiring it is to attain the aims. Still, it is always necessary to remember about the way you have made towards it and to understand that if somehow you did not manage to gain your ends, it does not mean you are failure, it means you have met another obstacle on your way.