The Success Plan of a Native American

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Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, for some that aim may be hard to grasp. Gaining success stems from self-evaluation and self-prediction, this knowledge of self can help process failure should it occur. Also, being self-aware allows one to hold much confidence and motivation to change any error in order to be successful. My personal knowledge of self will determine what success means to my point of view. Being successful is completing school, being financially stable, and being able to give my kids a better future. In order for me to achieve the success I desire I will have to take into consideration the negative and positive influences on my life. Also, my success will depend on my ability to accurately set goals as well as change habits, and environment (neighborhood) that may interfere with my success. In order to achieve my future desire of success I must be confident of my personal view, aware of my background influences I have encountered, and able to use the knowledge I possess. My first approach to being successful, I will assure that I am confident that my personal views are clear. In the article A Good Day’s Work, author Reb Rebele claims that “the framing of [one’s] career highlights how hard it can be to know what success means for any individual…” (2). So, in order for me to know what success means I would have to figure out what I desire. The first of my desires is a well-rounded education, because this will build more confidence in myself when applying for positions in the near future. Also, education will open doors for me such as becoming a delegate for the Navajo Nation, during which I will address issues directly to the state senate. Furthermore, being a delegate will present opport... ... middle of paper ... ...olm. Outliers; The Story Of Success. New York: Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company, 2008. pp 17-68. Print. Guay, Frédéric, Catherine F. Ratelle, and Julien Chanal. "Optimal Learning In Optimal Contexts: The Role Of Self-Determination In Education." Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne 49.3 (2008): 233-240. PsycARTICLES. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. Miquelon, Paule, and Robert J. Vallerand. "Goal Motives, Well-Being, And Physical Health: An Integrative Model." Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne 49.3 (2008): 241-249. PsycARTICLES. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. Orman, Suze. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical And Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006. pp 10-32. Print. Rebele, Reb. “A Good Day’s Work: Striving For Personal And Professional Growth: Is Grit The Key To Your Success? It Depends.” Psychology Today (2014): Print.

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