Essay on Stepping Stone to Success

1137 Words Nov 28th, 2012 5 Pages
Stepping-Stone to Success
The lack of success is failure. Failure teaches us a lot. It reveals our weakness that must be overcome. It also guides and inspires us to put in more effort. It reveals the weakness of our planning, and it gives us strength to act more decisively. It gives us a teaching for the future. Failure, therefore prepares a person to go for the next attempt with better chance of success. Like in J.K Rowling’s speech, she describes how she failed on an “epic scale” after graduation. Another example is the article,” Terra Firma- A Journey from Migrant Farm labor to Neurosurgery ” by Alfredo Quinone’s-Hinojosa. He failed by not being able to put any food in the table for his family. Both of Quinones and Rowling failed but
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It is not the best choice but the easiest. In the article,” Terra Firma- A Journey from Migrant Farm labor to Neurosurgery ” by Alfredo Quinone’s-Hinojosa, its not the case. He crossed the U.S border in hope for a livable income to support his family. Like he says.” I was merely responding to the dream of a better life, the hope of escaping poverty so that one day I could return home triumph. Reality, however, posed stark contrast to thee dream. I spent long days in the fields picking fruits and vegetables, sleeping under leaky camper shells, eating anything I could get, with hands bloodied from pulling weeds-the very same hands that today perform brain surgery”(QH, 117). Quiñones couldn’t support his family, and there is where he failed. Quinones failed his family and his self. However, he was able to turn the set back to success. Like Quinones later says, “From the fields of San Joaquin Valley in California to the field of neurosurgery, it has been quite a journey”(QH, 119). That stepping-stone was the failure that leads him to his new chapter of grandeur.
Like Rowling says, “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever

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