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farhanfaith | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:02 PM via web

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

I have to write essay on this topic.

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nusratfarah | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 10, 2010 at 12:15 AM (Answer #2)

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The enotes authority strictly defies writing an essay for any member. So, you can not be provided with a full essay, yet some points can be given which would work as clues, I hope.

1. Think on your own what you need to have for yourself if you are going to accomplish a job. If you are very courageous, confident and hard working, do you feel these sufficient to bring success?

2. Many factors are required to reach any goal along with effort and courage: strong determination, stability, proper guidance, enjoying the activity you are doing etc. Now, find out which you prefer and why. There may be multiple choices ofcourse.

3. If your focus goes on purpose, it is important to remember always that, every activity needs to have a rationale in order to make you more motivated and enthusiastic. If there is a rationale or a reason, the job will not make you feel that you have to complete it for the sake of completion only, rather your interest would be added also.

4. If your focus goes on direction, yo must be aware that direction means guidance, instruction and demonstration as well. These would help your job get done quickly and smoothly. Proper guidance is very necessary for an apprentice to achieve the goal. The guide can be sometimes the apprentice himself, not necessarily an external aid always. But, whoever be the guide, he or she must remember that, proper and clear instruction along with demonstration help in a better understanding of the rationale and the procedure of how to accomplish a job.

5. Now, combine the above two points. What is your opinion, definitely, matters most. So, add your subjective view in the conclusion.

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tpisano | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 10, 2010 at 8:27 AM (Answer #3)

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As the previous poster has stated, we can not write an essay on any topic for you.  However, I would like to suggest the following titles to prove this quote true:

1. To Kill A Mockingbird

2. Tweleve Angry Men

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 10, 2010 at 9:44 AM (Answer #4)

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You can compare efforts and courage as the willingness and ability to travel fast, and to far off places. Purpose as a destination one wants to reach by travelling and direction as the route one need to take to reach the destination. With this simile it becomes clear that ability and willingness to travel by itself is not very likely to take you to some worthwhile destination if you just wander aimlessly without knowing where you wan to go and what route to take to reach that place.

Taking another example, effort and courage without purpose and direction is like having a very fast and reliable car with its fuel tank full, but not having any idea of where you want to travel in this car. A person in this situation may get some pleasure out of driving the car aimlessly, but not much beyond that.

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sunjana | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 10, 2010 at 8:14 PM (Answer #5)

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Efforts and Courage are not enough without Purpose and Direction.”

 

 “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction,” Imagine a square pattern for developing a brilliant idea: in each corner you have each support to keep that wall standing and that building secure. Effort, courage, purpose and direction are the elements in the mixture used to make this building stand by its own.

“A Man is born to do something”. Every person in the world is bestowed with a lot of Blessings and he has given such capabilities that whatever he dreams on, he surely can make those dreams come true.

As we come across various persons in our daily life who wanted to become “something” but they couldn’t, because they don’t have directions. Confidence, Direction and Courage all this can lead a person to achieve his goals. Many factors are required to reach any goal along with effort and courage.

Many factors are required to reach any goal along with effort and courage: strong determination, stability, proper guidance, enjoying the activity you are doing etc. Now, find out which you prefer and why. There may be multiple choices of course.

 If a person’s focus goes on purpose, it is always important to remember that, every activity needs to have a motivation in order to make a person more motivated and enthusiastic. If a person has that motivation with a purpose along with the direction that means guidance, instruction and demonstration as well. These would help the person to get his job done quickly and smoothly. Proper guidance is very necessary to achieve the goal.

If our focus goes on direction, we must be aware that direction means guidance, instruction and demonstration as well. These would help your job get done quickly and smoothly. Proper guidance is very necessary for an apprentice to achieve the goal. The guide can be sometimes the apprentice himself, not necessarily an external aid always. But, whoever be the guide, he or she must remember that, proper and clear instruction along with demonstration help in a better understanding of the rationale and the procedure of how to accomplish a job.

Now, combine the above two points. What is your opinion, definitely, matters most. So, add your subjective view in the conclusion.

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habibullah | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM (Answer #6)

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Efforts, courage, purpose and direction are very important things for success. These all are join with each other. Effort is very important for success but you know where you make effort. This is very important point. If don’t know where you spent your effort then all your effort to fulfill any work is false.
Courage add beauty in your efforts without it your efforts not success. So courage is a key point to complete your work.
If you want to maximize your talent and become a talent-plus person, you need to make every action count. You must determine where you want to go. People who are undecided about what they want to do or where they want to go cannot success in their life or their talent. A purpose is also a key point of a successor with out it your talent is not completed.
Purpose is the key that open the door of direction that where you want to use.

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farahn | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 10, 2010 at 10:01 PM (Answer #7)

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“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 5, 2011 at 1:12 PM (Answer #8)

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I agree. You can try very hard to be very brave, but it ultimately won't get you anywhere unless you have a purpose. You need to know where to go with those efforts. Courage is also worthless without application. You have to DO something.

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