Definition Essay

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Raul Mejia September 27, 2011 College Composition I Success Success is defined as, “the achievement of something desired, planned, or attended”. It is also defined as, “the gaining of fame or prosperity, the extent of such gain”. These are the definitions that the dictionary gives to this word, but this word means much more than that, and it is not limited to that definition. It can be taken from many different aspects, for example, we can talk about success in college, success at work as well as success with our family, friends and classmates relationships. I think the definition of success is very personal, and this leads us to believe that it will be different for everyone. It is all about how hard you try in your life, even if we have failed, our struggle to strive for success is so great that we will feel no remorse. We can also say that success is something that is more than just a goal in life; we may have everything but still not be happy nor satisfied. Moreover, success is like our paycheck; because that is what makes us happy, and also makes us who we want to be. Something we need to remember to achieve success more easily is that it requires respect, appreciation, integrity and patience. There are still more definitions for the word success in this world. Some people believe that success is how much we can get and how much fun we can have, some others think that success is getting the job we want, the family we want, and the life we want. I don’t think this four page essay will be enough to define success, because we know there is a lot to say about success. Important people also give their opinion about success for example; Albert Schweitzer says, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success”. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. This has a great meaning, and we can all relate to it; because we now that

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