SUCCESS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE
Edison’s excellence started in practice. To be a winner in life, and a person that experiences victory after victory, you must Plan, Prepare and Perform to win everyday. This is not his first achievement on piano competitions.
Many people are successful in life, which can be explained not only by their hard work. In this essay I am going to consider that luck is as important as the ability to dedicate our time and energy to work.
We must acknowledge that without deep understanding of what we do and how we do we can hardly achieve positive outcomes. There are millions of employees who do not go beyond their duties, not moving deeper to comprehend that the process is about. Consequently they see only a visible side of the iceberg. They are quite satisfied being paid a decent salary and having some bonuses. Such people do not look for challenges; they treasure stability and are not ready for changes. They can spend a whole life doing one and the same work, even if it is extremely boring and irritating,
On the other hand there are absolutely different people who do not only dedicate all their time to work, but comprehend all the stages, distinguish the bonds and even make efforts to improve these processes. Needless to say it takes a lot of time and inner strength. These people are said to be" burning at work", as they cannot imagine their existence without it. The job for them is not only a source of wealth, but something they are fond and proud of.
Undoubtedly luck plays an invaluable part in climbing a professional ladder. For example, I worked as a teacher of English in Ukraine. 5 years ago it was my first attempt to take part in the programme "Excellence in Teaching" held by the American department of Education. Despite all my efforts, I was not able to go further than semi-final. There were two opposite feelings struggling within: the desire to give up and the enormous intention to win. The most unbearable thing was that I could not figure out where I had made a mistake. The next year I filled in the same application forms and wrote exactly the same essay. To my amazement, I became a winner and was granted a scholarship in George Mason University, Virginia. I doubt it can be explained other factors except luck.
Overall, hard work cannot be underestimated. But only with luck a person can achieve recognisable success. We all should dedicate ourselves to our jobs and climb new summits.