True success can be measured primarily in terms of the goals one sets for oneself Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take In developing and sup

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True success can be measured primarily in terms of the goals one sets for oneself.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

When is one said to be successful? When he achieves something that is called a success by others? Or when he achieves something that is considered a success by oneself? The prompt suggests that a true success can be measured in terms of the goals one sets for oneself and not by others. I agree with the prompt and feel that one should consider successful if he is able to achieve the goals set by himself rather than trying to achieve goals set by someone else.

Firstly, I grew up being told by my parents about the success of different people in my locality as well as about the people all around the world. They used to tell me how my neighbor worked hard to become a doctor and became successful, how a wretched person toiled through his teenages and 20s to become the mose successful businessman in India and so on. Thus, I formed a misconception very early in my age that one is said to have achieved success only when they achieve the goals set by the society. Anything short of that is not considered successful.And so I went chasing after these goals set by the society. I worked day and night, kept cursing myself for not being diligent enough in achievning them and finally conquered them after spending quite a lot of time in pursuing them but at the same time deteriorating my health. I then started to introspect on what I had done and realised that it was due to the fallacious notion that I considered myself successful only if I meet the expectations of the society. As one can see, I person can have a detrimental effect both psychologically and physically if they try to pursue goals set by others as one may not be able to achieve them as easily as others due to intrinsic capabilities.

Secondly, by setting aside the goals set by the surrounding people and focusing only on the goals that you would like to achieve can make you feel confident about yourself. Having self-confidence can facilitate one to enjoy the life to its fullest. It makes a difference on how you perceive different situations, on how you treat others and on how you take life in general. Since, life is more than just achieving goals, one can lead a tranquil and a happy life sharing joy with family and friends when one considers himself successful upon achieving goals set by oneself and not by the society or by someone else.

Some might argue that one can be called successful only when the society declares so. However, it does not matter how the society considers you but how you consider yourself. In the end, it is your well being and happiness that matters and not how happy the society is about you.

To recapitulate, it is important to be aware of your interests and work towards them as world around you may be having different ambitions and you don't find happiness in pursuing those ambitions. It is how you see yourself that matters.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, then, thus, well, in general, as well as

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.5258426966 108% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 23.0 14.8657303371 155% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 72.0 33.0505617978 218% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 67.0 58.6224719101 114% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 12.9106741573 23% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2345.0 2235.4752809 105% => OK
No of words: 512.0 442.535393258 116% => OK
Chars per words: 4.580078125 5.05705443957 91% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.75682846001 4.55969084622 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.65642161095 2.79657885939 95% => OK
Unique words: 226.0 215.323595506 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.44140625 0.4932671777 89% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 742.5 704.065955056 105% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 1.0 4.99550561798 20% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 61.4550699583 60.3974514979 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 111.666666667 118.986275619 94% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.380952381 23.4991977007 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.2380952381 5.21951772744 100% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.294929464209 0.243740707755 121% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.103357830949 0.0831039109588 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0741064207657 0.0758088955206 98% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.186460139383 0.150359130593 124% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0490011610178 0.0667264976115 73% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.1392134831 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.58 48.8420337079 114% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 9.58 12.1639044944 79% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.26 8.38706741573 87% => OK
difficult_words: 79.0 100.480337079 79% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 11.8971910112 63% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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