Success Vs Failure Essay

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Everybody has experienced success and failure at one point in their lives, because success and failure go hand in hand. People cannot have success without failure, right? Well, what exactly is success, what is failure? What classifies as success and failure is different for every person because each of us have different ideas of what is considered success or failure. According to Dictionary.com, success is defined as "a person or thing that has had success, as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc." and failure, au contraire, is "an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success." For me, success is based on achievement of goals with family or friends who support you, not wealth or possessions. On the other hand, …show more content…
How can failure be the opposite of success when failure ultimately leads to it? Taylor made a mistake in the first two games he played, but he realized his failure and set out to correct it by practicing. When one makes mistakes and continues to fail repeatedly, a person cannot be successful, but with more practice and effort, one can be successful. If one attempt did not yield the desired results, then one can change what was done before and improve upon it until one is satisfied with the outcome. Failure leads to success, but a person needs to learn from said failure in order to …show more content…
In the example mentioned, Taylor learned from his inability to remember the plays which lead to him sitting on the bench. Taylor really wanted to play the game and in order to do so he had to study the plays and learn them in order to apply them to the game. Once he learned the plays, he was able to get his time on the court and in turn move up to varsity captain. People have to learn from their failures if they have any hopes of succeeding. From failure, one can grow from the experience if they learn and understand how and why they failed. Even though one may fail one hundred times that person will eventually learn the right way to succeed. Plus, people cannot learn much when they succeed, but they can when they fail. A person cannot learn from failure if they do not even try in the first place. Failure is not trying just because you are afraid of failing. Taylor had an opportunity to earn money for his school’s athletic program but he backed out because he did not want to have the pressure of letting his school down. Being afraid of failing is like carrying an umbrella with you even though the sun is shining outside. People can’t be afraid to fail because by doing so they won’t be living life to its full potential. By not opening ourselves to new experiences, a person will miss great opportunities that will help them grow more as a

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