Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, for some that aim may be hard to grasp. Gaining success stems from self-evaluation and self-prediction, this knowledge of self can help process failure should it occur. Also, being self-aware allows one to hold much confidence and motivation to change any error in order to be successful. My personal knowledge of self will determine what success means to my point of view. Being successful is completing school, being financially stable, and being able to give my kids a better future. In order for me to achieve the success I desire I will have to take into consideration the negative and positive influences on my life. Also, my success will depend on my ability to accurately set goals as well as change habits, and environment (neighborhood) that may interfere with my success. In order to achieve my future desire of success I must be confident of my personal view, aware of my background influences I have encountered, and able to use the knowledge I possess.
My first approach to being successful, I will assure that I am confident that my personal views are clear. In the article A Good Day’s Work, author Reb Rebele claims that “the framing of [one’s] career highlights how hard it can be to know what success means for any individual…” (2). So, in order for me to know what success means I would have to figure out what I desire. The first of my desires is a well-rounded education, because this will build more confidence in myself when applying for positions in the near future. Also, education will open doors for me such as becoming a delegate for the Navajo Nation, during which I will address issues directly to the state senate. Furthermore, being a delegate will present opportunities so that I may give back to my Native communities as well as obtaining job security.
My second point of view of success is being financially stable, because this will alleviate worries of having to struggle. Suze Orman states in her book, The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom, “We are all powerless as children, and money looms so powerfully” (18). Growing up I, too, felt powerless, especially when my mother struggled with paying the bills and supporting my siblings and me. Feeling powerless led to me to quit school so that I could get a job, consequently hindering my future of success for many years. Having the pressure of working to help provide for my family has been swimming in the back of mind.
So, in order to alleviate the pressure and the feeling of being powerless I will need to be financially stable. Being financially stable will enable me to have extra money saved for emergencies. Furthermore, it will take away the burden of past due bills, which have piled up, allowing me to be worry-free. Moreover, financial stability will ensure security of my kids’ future allowing them to broader choices of schools when applying for college. With that, I am confident that my views of success are clear;...