Ask anyone young or old what he wants to achieve in his life. The answer is most
likely `success'. Everyone wants to reach what he or she aims for. Everyone
wants to be recognized for his or her talent or efforts, to win over others or
overcome circumstances to attain this precious thing called success.
Unfortunately, some may focus so much on success, that they do not care how they
To me, success is not something I want so badly that I would want to
achieve it by hook or by crook. Some people
desire success so badly that they use questionable means to achieve it. If I
were to do that, I would lose my integrity
and self-respect in the end.
If success were to be my top priority in life, I might neglect other aspects
of life that are important. Focusing too much on achieving success would make me
overly competitive. I would become insensitive to others' feelings and not even
regard people as people but only as a means to my reaching my goal. I will lose
people's friendship and respect which would leave me lonely and unhappy.
If I allow success to be all-important to me, failure to achieve it will
affect me deeply. It would not be easy to deal with disappointment and
dejection. Since my days and hours are
concentrated on achieving success in what I want, there would be a great sense
of emptiness if I do not achieve it. This is another reason why it is unwise to
be too preoccupied with success.
I believe that success is not something we should think about too much.
Rather, success is something that comes naturally when we do our best in
whatever we do. If we do our best and fail, we still feel good
about ourselves. We then learn from our mistakes and try again. And that is how
success will come to us. I doubt we can avoid it when we try our best and use
our past experience to help us make better decisions.
Hence, my idea of success is that it should not be our main focus in life. We
should not make it so important that we do not care how we achieve it. We should
not focus on it so much that we forget other