Failure and Success

Essay by cup2003College, UndergraduateA, February 2004

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Everyone's lives consist of many bouts with failure and success. Is it better to go through life never experiencing failure? Some would say yes because then you wouldn't have to deal with the heartache of failing, while others would say no because you gain knowledge and experience from failing.

Success is defined as achievement of something unintended or desired such as attaining wealth, fame, or prosperity. Success is seen differently between every viewer. There are many different ways in which a person could be judged on how successful he or she has become. Success is judged by more than how much money you make, what kind of car you drive, and how big your house is. Success is judged by the kind of life you live and the kind of person you are. Being a part of your community and helping others may be considered being more successful than the amount of money you make.

A person that works at a job that doesn't pay much but helps others in their community to better their neighborhood may be considered more successful than a person that runs a multi-million dollar company.

Failure is defined as being unsuccessful, to become absent or inadequate; minor fault or defect. Failure is the state of inability to perform a normal function adequately. Failing is not a born habit, failure is taught by ones family, peers, friends and teachers. Failure often results from good intentions and risk taking. Everyone's definition of failure is different based on their beliefs and values. Failure is giving up on something because you couldn't do it right the first time, its believing that your never going to achieve your goal.

Failure is an integral part of the process of becoming successful. Success is the feeling one gets due to the...