TOEFL Essay Topic 51 - Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
As success is what almost everyone desires, the answer to the question what are the decisive elements leading to success
As success is what almost everyone desires, the answer to the question what are the decisive elements leading to success exerts tremendous fascination upon us. Some people think success comes from taking risks and changes, while others maintain that success results form careful planning. As far as I am concerned, I prefer the latter.
In the first place, we can image how fluster a man or woman will be if he or she only taking risks and changes without careful planning. In fact, success is not a point, but a process, except the kind of success like getting the lucky number in the game of drawing prizes which is an occurrence with so little probability. Taking risks and changes can only offer an entrance point. Carefully planning is the very element contributing to carrying on the process and making us reach the final success. Casting back, we can find that most successful people such as businessmen, politicians, artists …all take every carefully planned gracile steps in their careers.
In the second place, we can arrive at a conclusion that taking risks and changes is not the unique entrance point to success, and even not an important one, according to the probability theory and the history. People succeed though the entrance of taking risks and changes are only a small part of the successful people. Hundreds of thousands of successful people keep their feet on the ground from the very beginning and throughout the whole process.
In all, careful planning is the necessary condition of success, and taking risks and changes is a common condition. If you are a man or woman cherish the lofty idea of success, I suggest you, from my heart, that you should be earnest and down-to-earth preparing for your success.
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