Success Requires Sacrifice

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Success Requires Sacrifice
Everyone’s goal in life is to be successful in some way, most try to attain this through a career. A successful career leads to a fortuitous reputation in society. A triumphant career also puts a person well off in the money department, which everyone needs to survive in today’s society. With everything success brings there is something that has to be given up or set aside. To have a successful career a person would have to give up social time, time with family, and most importantly their morality. Human beings are social by nature through verbal and analytical communication. Socialness is considered an important part of fitting in to society, but sometimes there are bigger concerns. Success requires commitment; if a person is not dedicated to their goal they will not achieve it. The everyday college student is a good example of someone trying to reach a successful career, yet all college is to some students is a big party. Then there are those that commit to their major, commit to their career, giving up partying, hanging out with friends, and sometimes even sleep for days at a time. Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker; he goes around to colleges speaking to students about success. His message is, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” The message he attempts to get across is, that when success is the number one priority over everything in life, then it can be achieved but only when it is number one. Family is the foundation of life; family is where I come from, family shaped me into the person I am, family is everything to me. The journey to success can crumble a family’s foundation. My journey to success has come from my parents; in their mind if I was successful then they were successful. Parents sacrifice everything for their children; in some cases they will even sacrifice time with their child to support them. I know both my parents did. My mom switched to a horrible job, with...