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If You Don't Swim, You'll Drown

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“Success seems to be connected with actions. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Ben Sweetland came to the conclusion of the bitter truth that we call reality, with just these few simple words. Many people today believe that the only way to become successful, is to get everything right the first time, and always hit the ball out of the park. While this sure does impact being successful, it is not the way to go about truly having success. However, one can become successful through a term known as ‘hard work’. Both “Careers in Robotics: A Case Study” and “Team Builds ‘Sociable’ Robot” prove Robert Collier’s “Success is the sum of small efforts, ...view middle of the document...

” In this, one is able to see that for the past twenty years, roughly, educators, engineers, and inventors have been working together ‘day in and day out’ in order to create the success they are just now beginning to see with the robot ‘Kismet’. We see in this passage that repetition of hard work is needed for success, when we turn to this phenomenon we call Kismet.

However, while both “Career in Robotics: A Case Study” and “Team Builds ‘Sociable’ Robot” do a fine job of proving Robert Collier’s quote, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out,” to be true, the piece of literature that honestly provides the most amount of evidence to support this claim, is “The Writer”, by Richard Wilbur. Now, the reason I have brought up such a preposterous proposal of taking the support for Robert Collier’s quote from “The Writer”, as opposed to the texts assigned, is simply because the only story that accurately tells of how hard the struggle is before reaching success, is that of “The Writer”. In Richard...

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