When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success



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TOEFL Essay #010: How is luck related to success?

"When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success." Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.

 





Essay

I fully agree with the claim that there is no correlation between success and luck. Moreover, I understand success to refer to one’s ability to achieve the predominant part of his goals in his lifetime, which in turn leads to a correlation between success and income since the accomplishment of such a natural goal as to provide a good future for your loved ones demands the means. What is the simplest and most lawful way to earn enough to consider yourself a successful person? To receive a good education and to find a good job. Both receiving an education and making a career presuppose one’s readiness to work hard, and success without hard work is simply not possible for the vast majority of the world's population. The reasons and examples listed below will strengthen my point of view.

First of all, considering an education and a career as key factors of success, one will choose to pursue a degree from a college or a university. One wishing to be admitted to the university will have to take several tests. It is doubtful that someone will be so lucky that knowing nothing, he could pass the test with a high score. A low score means failure, and that test taker will not likely be admitted.  Therefore, in order to be successful, one should prepare for the tests and work hard, because a good education will provide him with a good job and an opportunity to accomplish some of his goals and dreams.  In my lifetime, I have never met a person who could graduate from a college without working hard.

Secondly, it is impossible to make a career if one is indolent and lacking knowledge, at least in developed countries. Luck plays no role in achieving this success. Even if someone was unbelievably lucky enough to become a manager not being qualified enough, he will be asked to resign in the near future because of his inability due to lack of knowledge and experience to make right decisions. For instance, I used to work for a very small company owned by a friend. This company was later closed because of bankruptcy. The cause of bankruptcy was wrong strategies and decisions made by the owner. After the failure, he went to a university and worked for another company so that he could obtain experience and become a successful businessman. Nowadays, he considers himself a successful person because he had turned into reality his two biggest dreams of producing consumer goods of high quality and making charitable donations to needy people.

In sum, as long as someone understands success as an ability to turn into reality some of his dreams and goals, he will have to work hard because he will need money. And his chances to earn that money will remarkably increase if he could graduate from a college and make a career. All of these things are simply not possible without hard work. Luck has no place in such a scheme of events.

Many people are successful in life, which can be explained not only by their hard work. In this essay I am going to consider that luck is as important as the ability to dedicate our time and energy to work.

We must acknowledge that without deep understanding of what we do and how we do we can hardly achieve positive outcomes. There are millions of employees who do not go beyond their duties, not moving deeper to comprehend that the process is about.  Consequently they see only a visible side of the iceberg. They are quite satisfied being paid a decent salary and having some bonuses. Such people do not look for challenges; they treasure stability and are not ready for changes. They can spend a whole life doing one and the same work, even if it is extremely boring and irritating,

On the other hand there are absolutely different people who do not only dedicate all their time to work, but comprehend all the stages, distinguish the bonds and even make efforts to improve these processes. Needless to say it takes a lot of time and inner strength. These people are said to be" burning at work", as they cannot imagine their existence without it.  The job for them is not only a source of wealth, but something they are fond and proud of.

Undoubtedly luck plays an invaluable part in climbing a professional ladder. For example, I worked as a teacher of English in Ukraine. 5 years ago it was my first attempt to take part in the programme "Excellence in Teaching" held by the American department of Education. Despite all my efforts, I was not able to go further than semi-final. There were two opposite feelings struggling within: the desire to give up and the enormous intention to win. The most unbearable thing was that I could not figure out where I had made a mistake.  The next year I filled in the same application forms and wrote exactly the same essay. To my amazement, I became a winner and was granted a scholarship in George Mason University, Virginia. I doubt it can be explained other factors except luck.

Overall, hard work cannot be underestimated. But only with luck a person can achieve recognisable success. We all should dedicate ourselves to our jobs and climb new summits.



Topic 10: When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success." Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.Score & Analysis

It came to my awareness and by experience that luck has nothing to do with success. To be successful, people have to work hard. That is simply because hard working people are going to achieve results such as reaching new places and improve their positions.


It came to my awareness and by experience that luck has nothing to do with success. To be successful, people have to work hard. That is simply because hard working people are going to achieve results such as reaching new places and improve their positions.

First, do you think that reaching the moon was because of luck? Of course not; reaching to such place needed a very hard work and planning. People have spent years of hard work until got the required success. Second, to reach a CTO position or higher levels in certain company, one must set this goal in the mind and improve needed skills and abilities to be fill such position. Take Bill Gate for example. He reached to the top of the world not because of luck, but because of dedicated hard work he done in his early life. Anther example is a doctor in operation room. Do people trust his ability because they know that his luck percentage is high or his past history of hard in quality work? Finally, I did not see a single successful student in school because he was lucky. A successful student always put an effort and hard work to get the highest grads.

In conclusion, I believe that people succeed because of their hard work and luck has no role in that. Hard workers can reach new destinations, improve their careers and succeed in schools.

 


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