TOEFL Essay Topic 10 - When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success." Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Luck and success
Nowadays, people have different views on whether we need luck in order to become successful. I strongly agree with this statement, because success is the result of dedication and hard work.
First, people work hard in order to succeed in life. For example, I friend of mine has a real successful story because of the effort he submitted to pass all his exams and obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering. In the first year of college, he was slow and very good at chemistry, physics, and math, which consisted a big disadvantage for him. Despite the fact that many people suggested him to change the program, he refused to listen to them and in the since third semester, he started getting only A’s at his exams.
Second, luck has nothing to do with success. Moreover, there is no success story that does include luck in it. I believe that most of the success we build is due to our dedication and devotion, and luck is a term used by sluggish people in order to express their opinion upon others’ success. In addition, the more the one works, the luckier he is likely to become.
On the other hand, many people became millionaires after winning the lottery. For example, in my country many people have won big amounts of money in such competitions because this game is very popular here. I would say that one might get very lucky in order to win big cash prize.
In conclusion, people become successful due to the time and effort they invoke. Only a truly hard worker will achieve new horizons and make his dreams come true. I hope that in the future, more people will understand the essence of the idea and start working hard in order to build a free and democratic society we all want to live in.