Definition Essay. Defining Success

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Defining Success
The definition of success is in the eye of the beholder. More than three-fourths of your life is spent working to become successful. People are told during childhood to work as hard as they can so they can grow up and make lots of money. But the word success can be taken in many different ways. Everyone has a different understanding of what success means to them. Generally, success means fulfilling the goals that you set for yourself. For some, success is measured by popularity and riches; for others success is determined by the amount of happiness that they feel. Money is a main worry for some people. It is a necessity for anyone who is trying to succeed in life. Many believe that the only way to success is to have a lot of money. If you were to believe this, achieving success starts with going to a good college. The economy today makes the job market very competitive, and if you want a high paying job you need some college education. College is also said to prepare people to take on the world. Once you have graduated and have a well-paying job you are on the way to becoming successful. People work their whole lives making money so they can satisfy their desires. When you are able to purchase items you have always wanted, that may be success to you. People dream about owning a house and having a lot of nice things to make it a home. Many people take pride in what they have. People want to own nice homes, nice cars, and nice clothes. Some need to look successful in order to feel successful. Success to others may simply be to have happiness in their daily life. You can find happiness in many ways, and it doesn’t always involve money. There are many things that can to make a person feel happy without involving a lot of money. For example, feeling loved is something that makes everyone happy. I, along with many others, believe that without love, life is not complete. You don’t get the full picture of life without love. Therefore, you haven’t...
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