A Golden Key to Success

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A Golden Key to Success
No one succeeds without failure, so “One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.” is true. It usually happens everyday when we try to do new things. Making mistakes is a key to success. For an example, let's remember when we were a baby boy/girl; we stood, walked, and ran without help from our parents. We fell down million of times, hurt with wounds or scratches on the body (head, face, chin, hand and leg.). We still practiced everyday and every time. Finally, we could know how to keep a balance of shoulder and hand when we stand and walk. Moreover, have you ever asked why you could paint your house as painter? If you paint a lot of houses, and make a lot of mistakes when you are painting them, you would know how to mix up colors and how to choose colors for each room. Another exciting example in my class, that is in ESL 251. On the rainy day, I had a group discussion on a particular topic; I talked to my friend (Yuri)-about the topic but she did not get it, even though I tried to speak slowly, and clearly. However, I did not give up; I wrote what I said on the paper. Now I knew why Yuri couldn't understand; it was because I pronounced the word “start” wrong, so Yuri heard it as “star." Right after that, although I was embarrassed which made my face turn red, I have known that how American English and British English's pronunciation are different from each other. Making mistakes help us find a key to success in our life. In our life, it has a lot of mysteries from people who failed and then succeeded.

Making mistakes is very common in our life, and it makes us feel stronger, grown up. For instance, “Have you eaten in the KFC store?” Harland David Sander, the famous KFC “Colonel” could not sell his chickens, and more than 1,000 restaurants rejected him. The rejection of the restaurant did not make him give up; however, from it, he knew that his chicken is really good but it was not efficient in a restaurant setting. He changed to fried...