| #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 15, 2010 15:45 pm Which is more important for success
Which is more important for success: the natural ability you are born with or hard work? Explain your opinion, using specific reasons and examples.
Admittedly, natural ability does have a positive effect on a person's success. However, I agree that hard work plays a more critical role in one's success. There is a saying that success is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. I totally agree that working hard is more important.
Firstly, hard work is so vital for a person that it is essential for everyone to achieve success. There are some famous people in the world who worked very hard and finally become successful. Beethoven was one of them. When he composed music, he never gave up until he finished it, and lots of beautiful music came into the world in the late night or even early morning. Beethoven always worked day and night to compose music. It is hard work that has made him one of the most admired composer/ musicians in the world.
In addition, I can take myself as an example. I learned to work hard in my childhood. At that time, I did not even know what success was for a person. I just learned to work hard from my parents, and they always set an example for me to follow. As I grew up, I found that it gradually became a habit of mine. I just keep working hard all the time. Now, I am the best student in my class and did well in my academic papers. I was the winner of many competitions and the leader of various organizations. None of those can be achieved without hard work.
Admittedly, the natural ability is somewhat important to one's success. Many artists can be successful not only because of hard working, but also because of their natural abilities. Natural ability is a gift that God gives everyone and one should treasure it and made make best use of it, that is, a person should try their best to find what he is interested in, which field is special for him to work in. I believe that a person will do better if he works at the best use of his natural ability, but he definitely should work hard also to achieve success.
In all, hard work is critical for a person to be successful, and everyone should keep his mind on the point and always be a hard working person.
WELCOME Gracie to our Forum. You write very well. I liked your essay, and the examples. Simple and interesting. Just the way I like them!
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