什么是成功 What is Success？
What is the definition of success？ I believe different people will have different opinions about it. If anyone asks me what is success for me， I will tell him progress is success for me. I can have small goal or great aim in my whole life. If the goal what I set is too large for me， I will not taste the feeling of success. Or I always set small goals， so I will feel success all the time， which may make me become autophilia and without ambitions. Therefore， I think if I can be better than yesterday or last time， then I am successful.
There are no secrets of success. Success is doing the things you know you should do. Success is not doing the things you know you should not do.
Success is not limited to any one area of your life. It encompasses1 all of the facets2 of your relationships： as parent， as wife or husband， as citizen， neighbor， worker and all of the others。
Success is not confined to any one part of your personality but is related to the development of all the parts： body， mind， heart， and spirit. It is making the most of your total self.
Success is discovering your best talents， skills and abilities and applying3 them where they will make the most effective contribution to your fellow men.
Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.
Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitudes. It calls for love， joy， optimism， confidence， serenity4， poise， faith， courage， cheerfulness， imagination， initiative， tolerance， honesty， humility， patience， and enthusiasm.
Success is not arriving at the summit of a mountain as a final destination. It is a continuing upward spiral5 of progress. It is a perpetual6 growth.
Success is having the courage to meet failure without being defeated. It is refusing to let present loss interfere7 with your long-range goal.
Success is accepting the challenge of the difficult. In the inspiring words of Phillips Brooks8：＂Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle， but you shall be the miracle.＂
Everyone gets the itch to succeed， but only part of them can make their dreams come true. You maybe wonder： what is the key to success？ The answer is “To keep the desire to learn”.
Keep the desire to learn， and you will never be satisfied with what you have known. Always keep a curious mind to all the mysterious parts of the world. Keep the desire to learn， and whatever difficulties you face， the strong belief will support you in solving the problems. Keep the desire to learn， just as Ms Curie puts it： “Nothing in the world is to be feared， it is only to be understand.” So everything is possible if we try our best and never give up.
One who does not have the desire to learn will never reach their goals. They are always shortsighted and are easily be satisfied with the very little thing they have known. In fact， knowledge， just like the ocean， never has a rim. Whenever and wherever you are， you should remember： what you are learning is only the surface.
In a word， always keep the desire to learn， and the door of success will open to you one day.
助你成功的性格 The Personality Characteristics That Make You Successful
When we talk about those famous people， we all like to know how they succeed. Meanwhile we all admire their personal special virtues which lead them to triumph. And it is obvious that many successful people have some personality characteristics in common. As far as I concerned， I deem that persistence， prudence， confidence and courage are the most important.
Firstly， I think persistence should come first before the other three personality characters. As we all know that a person cannot always successfully reach his aim at his first try， there are many barriers waiting for him. Therefore the person will fail many times before he gets his victory. If he doesn＇t persist in trying again and again and make a breakthrough， thus he will stay still， no progress. He may not move forward or even regress. A person without the personal character of persistence can’t finally succeed in getting his goal.
Secondly， a man who wants to be successful should also own the characteristic of prudence. The inventor of the electric bulb gives a good example for explaining that. It is said that the inventor tried to use thousands kinds of metal to make electric bulb filament in order to find the most suitable metal which can let the lamp light longer and brighter. I suppose that without the very prudential work， the inventor could not triumph in the end. A self- made man should do his jobs with prudence， sometimes even should be careful doing a very trivial thing. Like when those scientists or mathematicians are dealing with a complex matter， if they make a small mistake， the efforts which they made before will be in vain. Accordingly， cautiousness is necessary.
In addition， the self- made men all are self-confident and courageous. As the saying goes， “fortune never helps the man whose courage has failed.” Supposed that a soldier loses his confidence and gallantry to fight when he is in the field of the battle， I am sure that he does not have the fortune to survive successfully. Therefore people who want to achieve their goals in their work all should be self-confident and courageous.
In a word， my view regarding those famous people’s success is that they persist in working hard， do their jobs with prudence， are confident in themselves and have courage to overcome any kinds of difficulties； it is the reason that they can make themselves into a celebrity and admired by others.