Success And Success : John Wooden, An American Basketball Player And Coach View Success

1145 Words Apr 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Sintya Sintya
Professor Wittlake
English 112- 09:00 a.m.
28 April 2015
Achieving Success When we hear the word “success,” we often think of wealth and money. To some people, the embodiment of being successful is earning a lot of money. In fact, the concept of success is often primarily based on how much money a person earns. However, each person views the definition of success differently. One way to define success is something that has more to do with flash than it does with substance. John Wooden, an American basketball player and coach view success as “a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming” (JLP). John Wooden believes that the true measure of success comes simply when someone does the best that they can do, no matter what the outcome is. This shows that some people view success in a way that does not deal with wealth and money. Success is often considered the American Dream in which every individual has dreamt of achieving at some point in their life. Although this simple word can be defined in various ways, achieving success requires rigorous hard work, sacrifices, strong motivation, and a wild interpretation of success. Success is an interesting word to all of us; from the earliest age, even to the grave’s edge, we cannot be indifferent to it. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines success as the fact of getting or achieving wealth (“Success”). However, an unknown…

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