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According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary success is referred to as a favorable or desired outcome the attainment of wealth favor or eminence While this may be reasonable for an overall meaning of success Im sure everyone agrees that there are more specific definitions hidden between the lines First of all in my opinion success is a feeling its a personal satisfaction when you feel you have attained your goals Second there isnt just one type of success Whether its financially mentally or just personally these are all ways to feel successful Lastly you cant reach success quickly Just because you achieve something doesnt mean that it was a success it means that it was an achievement Overall success is opinionated its a personal feeling and its a great accomplishment if achievedSuccess originally comes from the Latin terms successus meaning an advance succession happy outcome and succedere meaning come after These roots did result in the official definition of success but the cultural meaning has evolved throughout the years With the growing materialism of our society the term success is generally associated with money While this may be true in some cases success can be attained in ways other than finance If youre the CEO of a large company you could consider yourself financially successful If you had a minimum wage job but were a happy person you could consider yourself emotionally successful These examples show that there isnt a one-way street to successfulness There are many different roads to get thereOne other thing that can be disputable about the Merriam-Webster definition is that there is little disparity between success and accomplishments I believe that the act of succeeding is a much larger achievement than the simple day-to-day feat While success is an accomplishment an accomplishment should not be considered a successSuccess also isnt something that you can achieve in a single day It takes hard work and determination to reach The great Vince Lombardi
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