Success Is Not Failure Essay
What is failure? William Zinsser doesn’t believe that just because you drop out, doesn’t mean you just failed the toughest class you would ever take called life. Confucius once said, “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Just like Zinsser Confucius also thought that one’s success doesn’t have to depend on working hard it could also depend on failing at something that doesn’t work. There’s rarely such a thing as failure usually it’s success at finding what doesn’t work.
William Zinsser was a writing professor at Yale University in the 1970. William Zinsser was also a writer, columnist, editor, and critic. William Zinsser …show more content…
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Once you find what you love to do the world will come to you. “Writers, playwrights, painters, and composers work in the expectation of periodic defeat, but they wouldn’t keep going back into the arena if they thought it was the end of the world. For an artist-and perhaps for anybody-it is the only way to grow.” Zinsser writes (237). You have to find what you love to do, and don’t settle, even if that means failing. In life we all have that moment of periodic defeat, and one can choose one of two options; count their loses and try again, or