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Success In The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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What is the source of your success? My own definition of success is about overcoming my obstacles and hardships. If I can’t overcome the obstacles and hardships along the way, then I will try again so that I am more prepared and have the right knowledge. I want to meet obstacles and hardships because I want to feel the pleasure of success when I overcome them. In order for me to overcome and embrace hardships, I need to find the missing link, have the right knowledge, and practice effective time management.
Encouragement plays a significant role in my success. Without encouragement, the achievement won't come true. Juliet Ferking, the author of "A Drive to Achieve the Extraordinary" from ...view middle of the document...

But I still have a long way to go because I my next target is receiving pharmacy doctorate degree.
The choices we make lead us to the path of becoming a successful student. We choose what we feel like choosing, whether it is right or wrong. Sometimes, good choices can lead to a horrible path where things wouldn't end up as we thought they would. Likewise, bad choices sometimes lead to good path where we are truly honest even if it hurts someone’s feelings. At least we are being honest than lying to others who trust us. Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle, talks in her book that she chooses to defend Dinitia against Erma's negative talk in the "niggerville." She chooses to defend them because this makes her herself and following what she felt right. This was Jeannette's choice to defend them even though it would cause a distrust between Jeannette and Erma. Whenever I had given a choice, I always go with something that feels right. I know that lying to someone can give birth to guilt inside me and being honest can reduce my friendship with someone but it is a way to show that I am being honest and I am not lying.
I experience success when I have finally succeeded in overcoming the hardship that is holding me back from the achievement for which I am striving. My family and people who struggle just like I do are the only ones that are helping me through my struggles. My family supports me when I am in trouble and in the times that I need them the most. People who struggle just like I do help each other to overcome their struggles. We can celebrate together when we overcome them with a smile. Things that are standing in my way of success are patience and difficulty. My patience sometimes can be either long or short. Whenever I am under stress, I lose control of my patience,...

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