What is the difference between the success achieved by power and the success achieved by hard work?please help me in my question if u can .... i am really confused and i don't know what is the...

What is the difference between the success achieved by power and the success achieved by hard work?

please help me in my question if u can .... i am really confused and i don't know what is the difference between them .

please I want the answer as soon as possible ....

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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As the first answer says, success is success, no matter how it is achieved --  it will have the same tangible results.  However, I think that success achieved by hard work is more emotionally satisfying than success achieved by power.

As an example, I would look to sports.  When I have played on teams that were clearly superior to the competition, winning was less satisfying because there was not so much of a challenge.  When we won games through hard work (when we beat teams as talented as us or better), though, it felt much more like an accomplishment.

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schoolgirl24 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Success comes in many forms and from many directions. Often it does not come easily and all the obstacles and distractions thrown in our direction will do their best to stop us from acting on our dream and achieving the success we want.

I find it helpful, when I'm going through a difficult time and the obstacles look insurmountable, to read about how others have succeeded -- in whatever way they were pursuing their dream and working to make it real.

 

 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Edison

 

 

As I find them, I'll be posting success quotes here from the famous and not so famous. Perhaps you'll find one or more of them to be inspirational and maybe this will be a small help in motivating yourself to act on your dream.

When I started thinking about this page, I was thinking of success quotes like the ones that follow this poem. But, when I ran across this beautiful poem about success written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, I knew I had to include it first. In just a few short phrases, he has illustrated a successful life that isn't defined by wealth, power, and fame. Using this as a guide, any of us can change our life and achieve the level of success we want.

 

 

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. --Thomas Edison

 

 

Victory belongs to the most persevering. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. -- Seneca

 

 

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. -- General George Patton

 

 

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. -- Richard Nixon

 

 

Sometimes our best is simply not enough.... We have to do what is required. -- Sir Winston Churchill

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Answering this question is rather because there is general lack of agreement no the nature of power as well as of success. If by success we simply mean accomplishment of  a task, for example building a wall. The wall may be built with less difficulty and faster by a strong and a better skilled person as compared to a weaker or less skilled person. In this situation we may say that the stronger and better skilled person has greater power in matter of building walls. The stronger person relies more on his power, while the weaker person relies more on hard work to build the wall. But once the wall has been built as required, its utility is not affected by how it was built.

Thus I believe that though power increases chances of success, the nature of success is independent the mix of power and hard work used for achieving the success. There is no inherent difference in success achieved by power and by hard work.

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