Rachel Yates Argument Essay On Success And Passion

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Rachel Yates
World Literature (Argument Essay)
April 15, 2015 Is Passion The Key To Success?
“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same latin root: Pati.
It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.” Mark Z. Danielewski once said.
This quote proves that success can not be achieved without passion, you have to bust your butt to get where you want to be.
When we think about what is needed to be successful in life and in our work, we usually think about characteristics like value, talent, ambition, intellect, discipline, persistence and luck.
What many people fail to include in the recipe for success is passion. The passion people have, or don't have, for their work should not be underestimated. Sometimes this ingredient could make the biggest difference of all. Many people (Athletes) and events in history have shown that success can be achieved through passion and education. People like Mia Hamm, Abby
Wambach, Michael Jordan, and Jackie Robinson.
Passion is the powerful feeling of enthusiasm that we all have inside of us. Everyone has to have something they are enthusiastic and passionate about. Our enthusiasm is very powerful.
When we can combine it with our work, we are setting ourselves up well for achieving true success. Passion is so important, when we are enthusiastic and proud of the work we do, the


better equipped we will be to overcome the many obstacles that will surely arise in the process of starting a business or moving up in a career or even setting records. Also being passionate about something can help you find your happiness. Success is, or at least should be, primary defined as an achievement of something desired, the most successful people are the ones who achieve the things the most desire.
Born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972, in Selma, Alabama, Mia Hamm is largely considered the best female soccer player in history. She was the youngest soccer player to play for the national soccer team at the age of 15. She continued to play for them 17 years after that, building one of the biggest fan bases of any american athlete. She won the women's world cup in 1991 and 1999, and took olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004. Hamm held the record for most international goals scored until June 2013, when her record was broken by Abby
Wambach who I will be talking about later.
Mia Hamm once said “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking”. The first thing you should think when you read this is “Passion”. Mia is not playing soccer for anyone except herself. Mia was not successful from just sitting on her butt doing nothing, she was successful because of the passion, love, drive, and dedication, she had for the game soccer. She did not reach the top by doing nothing. When she was young she would always play on boys teams to better herself. She got touches on the ball everyday 4­5 hours a day of hard work while maintaining good grades.
Which later on helped her get a ride scholarship to the University of North Carolina. Mia’s
Passion and dedication for the game really showed when she would stay in and and do her homework or take a trip to the fields when her roommates and friends would go out and party.


Mia did not care about having a social life. Mia’s unselfishness also played a huge role in her success. The highest all time goal scorer for the national team….. Abby Wambach. Abby is an american soccer player, two time gold medalist, and the 2012 FIFA world player of the year.
Abby has played for the United States Women's National soccer team since 2001. She played college soccer for the University of Florida Gators and helped the school secure its first NCAA division 1 women's soccer championship and was