Argument Paper Between Pride and Sucess

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Argument Essay Pride and success have been preeminent throughout men, but being successful means one should take pride in their work, but not cross the line into arrogance. Therefore one’s pride can be a source of motivation, but also accepting the mistakes and failures in order to be successful. Yes, pride brings the sense of being superior and the feeling of being greater, but what is the point if one doesn’t see a single mistake in them self? J.K Rowling known for being the author of the famous, Harry Potter series, talks about the failure that she had before she became successful. She stated, “But it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.” Rowling although famous and highly successful from her books, she talks about her mistakes rather than the pride she has. This in turn led her to understand that failure is a part of life and living without it is not living at all, showing that a key part to success is by achieving it through failure while not becoming too arrogant in her pride. Another individual Steve Jobs have went through the same path of failure than achieve success through it. The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs started the company as it was bound to fail, but despite this he refrain himself from quitting and continue on with the company. He understands the failures of the company and improves Apple to be one of the biggest companies today. Jobs not only correct failures, but also limit his pride from falling into arrogance, letting him learn through the mistakes making him succeed through learning. Many might say pride led many individuals to success, but what about those that are made arrogant due to their pride? Lance Armstrong a seven tour title winner in France was strip down of all his titles,