Success Extended Definition Essay

735 Words Nov 17th, 2012 3 Pages
Great Success Success is the lofty idea of accomplishing some type of task that can make someone feel extraordinary. Everyone can think back to a time where they experienced some success, whether it is closing a major business deal or as simple as helping someone out. The concept of success morphs from person to person, but most people can agree the dictionary definition misses the true essence, the idea of success evolves as a person does, and true success is related to morals.
The definition of success and the average person’s perception of success can be very similar and slightly deceiving. The Webster’s definition of success is, the attainment of popularity or profit. For some people this applies very well, but there are people
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The pride a person can feel from a new job or a raise is an excellent example of how adults can feel success. What does not change with success is meeting a set goal in the mind, and being happy with the fulfillment of this goal brings a smile to one’s face.
True success is rooted from the accomplishment of a moral goal or purpose. Another definition from the dictionary that is more accurate which is, “Success is whenever an accomplishment is set and achieved.” The key word is success needs to be measured. A person needs to have a goal that has an end to it. Progress needs to be able to be tracked and once completed, success is obtained. An example of success that does not have to do with money is a person directing a food drive. This person probably does not make much money or no money at all. Nevertheless, if his or her goal is to collect two tons of food and the fundraiser reaches that goal, he or she is successful. This success is due to a goal that was set and reached. Also, there was no moral dilemma that could take away from being successful, and the director is satisfied with his or her work. A moral dilemma can take away from success because doing something that is wrong will make true success impure. If a terrible act is committed in order to reach one’s goal and that goal is

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