Success And Its Reality

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The word success originated from the Latin word successus in the mid-16th century. The original English sense of the word was "result, outcome"�. According to its lexical definition, success can be defined as: 1) Achievement of desired aim.

2) Attainment of fame, wealth and power 3) Something that turns out well 4) Somebody who has significant contribution At a first glance, this statement seems fairly simple. However, thorough analysis shows that this statement is actually made up of 3 components, namely "success in education"�, "success in life"� and "bears no relation"�.

Webster defined education as the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools. Education, apart from helping individuals attain distinctions, serves other functions as well. Broadly defined, educational objectives focus on developing self-awareness and a system of ethical and moral values, sense of identity through creative expression, religious education, effective and productive participation in the world of work, greater awareness of the role of science and technology for daily application, competence in communication and lastly, to equip us with the ability to adapt to changes.

In short, education equips us with the skills and knowledge, as well as the right values and attitudes to assure the livelihood of the individual and the country's survival and success. Achieving of these objectives will lead to one having had a successful education.

What is success is life? There is no exact formula or mathematical equation in which we can use to measure or define success in life. Moreover, the relativity of the statement "success in life"� makes it impossible for us to come up with a precise definition, which will satisfy everybody. Hence, in order to simplify the task, we define success in life as the ability to acquire a certain standard or amount of wealth,



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