This also applies to job applications and careers. My dad works really hard at what he does. His earlier years in his job have been tough, but he knew he was working hard and getting the job done even though people weren’t thinking that he was. Now, he is one the higher regarded workers in his office thanks to his hard work. I think coaches, who play an important role in pushing kids to their limit also need to buy into this thought process.
I have done my best to live by this statement and the rewards were really great. I play basketball and over the summer I have tried to put in the time to get better at the sport. I really tried to work hard in the sport. All my hard work is paying off in practice because now I’m doing things I probably would not have done if I didn’t put the time in. This statement also applies to schoolwork whether it is taking notes or studying for a test. There was one particular math test I studied really hard for because I needed a good grade and I studied as hard as I could. The rewards, I got an A on the test and ended up getting the grade I wanted for the semester. It was a really great feeling.
Have you ever been in a situation where you study as hard as you can for a test and you still feel like you are going to fail but when you get the test back you get an awesome grade. A situation like that proves that the harder you work the luckier you get. My dad, who plays an important role in my life, always tells me this quote can apply to anything in life whether it is studying a test or applying for a job or even sports.
Writing analogy is one of the more difficult forms of writing, but it can also be a lot of fun. A good way to get started is to use the phrase (subject) is like . . . Search your brain for the features of your subject and see if you can think of other subjects that share these features. Take a look at the famous analogies below to see how the process works . . .
Strong analysis depends on a clear sense of purpose, solid evidence, and careful explanation of the significance of the evidence. The first thing a writer must do in writing the analytical paragraph is develop a sense of confidence about what should be asserted about a subject. To get to this point of confidence takes hard work: rereading a text or examining a subject several times to become familiar with the contents, doing research, taking notes, and then deciding what the evidence suggests. Once a writer has developed an interpretation of or conclusion about a subject, evidence must be selected that best supports the interpretation or conclusion. Finally, the writer needs to present the evidence in an orderly way and provide enough explanation of the evidence for the reader to understand how it relates to and supports the writer's idea.
The belief, “the harder you work the luckier you get”, is a true statement which I think every person should have a strong belief in. This statement applies to everything in life ranging from a job or career to sports. In other words, if an individual does his best at what he does he will have great success in what he is doing. The lucky part is the success you get after you have put in the time to do your work.
A single, long illustration allows you to get in depth and explore facets of an idea. This technique is useful if you are exploring a complex idea, as in the following illustration from an essay on e-voting. The writer uses the story of Bev Harris' discovery of easy vote database access to illustrate how hackable computer vote databases can be:
I took up the river road as hard as I could put. By and by I begin to hear guns a good ways off. When I came in sight of the log store and the woodpile where the steamboats lands I worked along under the trees and brush till I got to a good place, and then I clumb up into the forks of a cottonwood that was out of reach, and watched. There was a wood-rank four foot high a little ways in front of the tree, and first I was going to hide behind that; but maybe it was luckier I didn't.
Now when you look into the future and you are facing challenges, before you take those challenges head on, just remember that the harder you work the luckier you get. The challenges, if you choose to beat them, will be full of rewards in the end.