In the Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar, he sheds some light into the possibility of obtaining a happy life even with the struggles and challenges that may come our way. It is how we tackle these obstacles and avoid being a perfectionist and adopting an Optimalistic approach. Tal Ben-Shahar provides a step-by-step process to conquer the fear of failure and by taking these tools we learn and apply them to our love life and our lives in general. Failure is a word that most of us don’t want to hear or even experience. We do everything we can to steer away from failing by putting a ton of pressure on ourselves, creating intense anxiety and ultimately being unhappy.
Argument Paper Importance of a College Education English 111 Having a quality college education is key to one’s success in the world today. Education is an aspect of life that can transform surviving the daily grind into enjoying the day-to-day work life. The ability to be proud of one’s profession is a fact of life rarely accomplished. It seems as if there is always someone in any given career field that does not like what they do for a living. Expressions such as “I can’t wait to quit,” “I wish I had a better job,” and “I don’t want to go to work,” are expressions spoken by nearly every person at some point in his or her lifetime.
I feel like money is often mistaken with happiness so people worry less about what makes them happy than what makes them money. I can’t bring myself to do this so I am here to prepare myself for my future career and not my future job. I’m not going to say that my education means everything to me but it is very important. It is the one thing I need to achieve the things that I have planned for myself. It is the difference between having a career and having a job.
Kelsey Wolsieffer FYS Reflection Heidi Reuter November 29, 2011 The Last Lecture Reflection In his last lecture speech, Randy Pausch discusses and stresses the importance of following your childhood dreams. He incorporates this topic while discussing all he has done throughout his life including the struggle it took to get where he was at that time. Like everyone, Randy faced some rejections, but what made him slightly different was the fact that he never let them get in his way. Randy always got up and kept going to achieve his childhood dream. During my next three and a half years in college there are so many things I would like to accomplish and get to experience.
In it, he focuses on the fact that regardless of how vulnerable and miserable people may become, they always possess the power of dreams, which provides for them, hope for the future. In fact, it is these dreams of a better life that prevent them from becoming utterly depressed and frustrated with life. Steinbeck communicates this concept of dreams of a better life within his characters. Many people have dreams in their lives, although in order to follow or meet that dream, one must face reality first. The characters in this novel had dreams that were not real or possible to achieve, but they still strived to accomplish that goal.
And he always told me to strive for my dreams, and never let anyone or anything stop me or hold me back. Before he passed away, he told me that he knew I was sad and I didn’t want to lose him. So he Proceeded to tell me how strong, smart, and determined I was. Then asked me what I truly wanted to do with my life and my future. So I told him that I wanted to follow in his footsteps.
If we paid for students when they get good grads may be this habit will stick with them for life. They always will try, if they got the choice of course, to pick the easiest course in which the high grades is granted instead of picking the courses they really like or they really need with their majority. Instead of seeing the value behind doing the hard work to finish their study and going to the college to graduate and helping people they will be worry about what they will get for doing anything good .They always will worry about what they get and how much cash they will get if they did anything good. The young students of today are the future doctors and engineers or even business leaders of tomorrow and they already learned that it is always about money. They won’t help people who need them if these people don’t have money.
Euripides proverb means so much but in less words. By saying the future is dead; he means nothing good is coming for you from the future because now these days, to get a good job, you need a good education. Also, by saying” losses the past,” he means that there’s no going back to fix the past. In addition, learning at a young age gets you loving to learn and a good understandment of the real life situation. Euripides proverb hit me!
It is very important and is always needed to become successful in out society. Some people do not care about their personal ethics no matter where, what, when, and whom they are around. I try and use personal ethics where ever I am because I would want others to always respect me for my honesty and good values, not only in the workplace and in school. Alot of people were taught good morals and to set higher standards for themselves when they were young, but choose not to put them to good use. It is always important to know the difference between right wrong in any type of situation.
The traits that would be helpful for Woodside as he assumes his new position is self-confidence, consideration, and drive. Woodside showed his self-confidence by always trying to move up within the company. He also showed consideration by listening to the feelings of his colleagues, which in the end creates more trust towards him. Woodside showed his drive in the way that he started a project and he didn’t stop until it was completed to his satisfaction. The traits that would be detrimental to Woodside would be being permissive and lack of guidance.