Further Into The Achievement Habit. The Achievement Habit:

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Further Into The Achievement Habit The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing. Start Doing and Take Command of Your Life, is a book written by Bernard Roth, to college students. “The more self-aware you can become, the happier you can be; by better understanding your motivations and identity, you can figure out how to design your life to be more satisfying and fulfilling” (Roth 2) Roth helps students to pick apart their lives to help them get to reaching their happiness and achievements. In an interview with Roth, he describes achievement as “having a good life, feeling good about yourself and feeling in command of your life and your circumstances.” (Emi) Chapter One in Roth’s book is mainly trying to change the reader’s way of thinking.…show more content…
Later, Roth goes to a concert and sees a huge, mechanical, fire breathing dragon. He’s shocked to find out Mike is the engineer behind the project. Roth had marked Mike off as an underachiever and not a great engineer. Turns out Mike was not as Roth had thought he was. Pathos is the emotional appeal in an argument. It “appeals to an audience 's needs, values, and emotional sensibilities.” (OWL) On page 21, Roth appeals to the reader’s emotions when he talks about betrayal. Almost every reader has felt some sort of betrayal in their lives. This connection helps Roth’s agreement. Roth was betrayed by some people he thought to be his “friends”. They copied a tape without his permission or telling him about it. This betrayal caused hurt and anger inside of Roth. It wasn’t until he realized that the only reason it was so big of a deal, is because he made it a big deal, that he could get over it. This story helps the reader to realize that sometimes the only reason something has meaning, is because one gives it meaning. The tape had no real value to Roth, yet he let it affect him so much. Until one gives something meaning, it really should have no effect on one. Roth’s best argument is when uses a combination of ethos and logos. Logos is “the appeal to reason relies on logic or reason. Logos often depends on the use of inductive or deductive reasoning.” (OWL) Roth uses inductive reasoning when he talks about Who Controls Your Brain? He gives the reader a specific

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