The recipe for success

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According to the dictionary, success is defined by the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishments of ones goals. As definitions go, I think that that is a fair one for success. However, I believe that everyone has their own definition of success based on their own personal successes. Some may say that it could be wealth, prestige or position in life but, I think that it is more personal than that. I believe that success is the overall contentment with the position you have in life and no desire to climb any higher. This could be construed as inaccurate because we will always want to climb up hire in life but, if we are relatively content with the position we have attained in our careers, family lives and social lives, then I think that we have reached success. Career position is fairly self-explanatory but, family and social standings are different. If part of your definition of success includes having a spouse and three children and be considered upper-middle class but, as of now, you just got engaged and are a poor college student, you have a lot of work to do. This may seem shallow but, I know many people who define success as being the proud parent of two children and be comfortable from a monetary stand point. Back on point, to achieve success you need nine things; personal responsibility, self-motivation, a life plan, goals, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, and emotional intelligence. This first topic is personal responsibility. At the beginning of this semester I got a really high score in this portion of the assessment. However, at the end of the semester when I took the post-assessment, my score dropped a dramatic ten points. I pondered this and c... ... middle of paper ... examples may feel the same but, have very different triggers and lasting periods. Next, we need to be mindful of the emotions as they happen and what is causing them. This can help us diffuse the emotion before it escalates in to inappropriate actions. The recipe for success is a combination of nine ingredients: personal responsibility, self-motivation, a life plan, goals, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning and emotional intelligence. To sum it up, we need to be able to work with people, how to get them to work best, and how to get ourselves to work best. Even though there are a lot of components built into success I think that everyone has the ability to be successful in their own right. I see myself as becoming successful in my life and I can’t wait to accomplish the goals in my life plan and anymore goals that I come up with.
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