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What makes a person successful Does money parents or background guarantee success The definition of success varies with each person but to me one of the most essential definitions of a persons success is the impact they have on other people Most of us hold pre-conceived notions of different socioeconomic backgrounds than our own While people are truly impacted by these factors some people can overcome them and reach success Many people throughout history have prevailed over such obstacles as poverty poor education and poor parental guidance For example Abraham Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning but he became a great leader and president In my life I have met many successful people and have learned that success goes beyond having good luck I honestly believe that it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a total success doing something that you hate I do not see the purpose of anybody working so hard to accomplish success when they dont have the passion in their craft You may end up with money which equals a decent lifestyle which may be potential happiness but dedicating your time to a task that is of little of your interest in the long run Im almost sure that you will regret living your life in that manner I believe it is vulgar to live your life working for the sole sake of wealth That is a mistake many people commit A friend of mine shared her fathers story with me which relates to my opinion that it is more worthy to be a failure at doing something you love than to succeed at something you hate Her dad spent much of his time being a businessman although his passion the inspiration in his life was to compose He loved to write songs but he wanted to give his family a lifestyle that he didnt have as a child and
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