Success is a choice.

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Abraham Ozo
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Certainly, life can be unfair, and success is not guaranteed even for those who make the right choices. The complexities of life often mean that external factors, circumstances, and chance play significant roles in determining outcomes.
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People who attribute success or failure solely to luck might avoid taking responsibility for their actions or making necessary adjustments in their approach. Striking a balance between acknowledging external factors and actively working towards goals allows for a more realistic and empowered pursuit of success.
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Success is not merely an endpoint but a journey marked by continuous self-improvement. The deliberate choice to embrace a growth mindset, characterized by a passion for learning and resilience in the face of setbacks, amplifies the likelihood of achieving long-term success. This approach acknowledges that setbacks are inevitable but interprets them as opportunities for refinement rather than insurmountable obstacles.
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Very right on some instances. For some, I don't think so. There's luck too.
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If you really think about it, it also comes down to "luck". For instance if person A keeps striving to succeed despite the fact that it isn't working, he "might" one day hit the "luck jackpot" that changes his life, but person B might not be so lucky to hit that "luck jackpot" even if he keeps trying while Person C might not hit the jackpot just because he made the "choice" to stop trying.
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This fact is forever true. Achieving something you've long waited for brings overwhelming joy to a person. I have experienced this often .
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Yes, I do believe that success is a choice. We choose to do the right things and be successful in life. We also choose to be lazy.
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The perspective that "success is a choice" highlights the power of individual decision-making and the importance of full commitment to one's goals, advocating for personal responsibility and proactive choice. However, it's essential to acknowledge that the path to success is influenced by a myriad of factors, including structural and systemic barriers outside of an individual's control. While this viewpoint encourages personal agency and accountability, recognizing and addressing the different starting points and obstacles people face is crucial. The real challenge lies in encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their choices and efforts, while also working towards ensuring that everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed. Balancing this mindset can foster personal growth and support the development of a more just and inclusive society.
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Oleabhiele Joseph wrote: November 14th, 2023, 5:29 am Someone told me this; “90% of people who gets good grades at school end up financially handicap. They invest their time and energy in school, and when the labor market doesn’t absolve them, they are left without a cause.” I strongly object to this. I know a lot of people who were academically smart, got good grades, and finished college with no jobs for them. But they took it upon themselves to find success in any place available. Do you agree with that person? Are intelligent people fooled by their academic success that they end up without enough training for the real world, being left for broke when they don’t get their dream jobs?
Of course, no. One of my friends got top grades in school all the time. Now she is doing the same in college. I think she will do the same when it comes to real world and work too.
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Success is purely a choice. A choice full of determination and action. The road to success is never smooth therefore it takes a serious person to a achieve success.
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I definitely believe that success is a choice, and one's action towards success determines the outcome.
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I do not think success is a choice, you may be born in a situation where you are just destined to fail, and if you are able to leave that point, it will be as a result of unforeseen circumstances
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The concept of "success is a choice" underscores the power of personal agency in achieving one's goals. While individual determination and commitment are crucial, it's vital to acknowledge the role of external factors and systemic barriers that can influence outcomes. Recognizing the complexities of success requires balancing personal responsibility with an understanding of the broader socio-economic context. While choice plays a significant role, it's essential to consider the multifaceted nature of success and work towards creating equitable opportunities for all individuals to thrive.
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Success is as a result of the choice we make in life. I always tell people that successful are not lucky. Every thing they do is planned. Luck might coming once in a while but to successfully you have to make up your mind about what you want
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I agree with you. Success is a choice. Sometimes we choose not to put the proper effort to reach it. Sometimes it depends on the way to find it. Success does not come easily. You may need good mentors to help you in the process.
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