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Everybody Wants to Succeed in Life. for Some, Success Means Achieving Whatever They Desire Or Dream. for Many, It is the Name, Fame and Social Position. - English - Communicative

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Read the passage given below :

Success

Everybody wants to succeed in life. For some, success means achieving whatever they desire or dream. For many, it is the name, fame, and social position. Whatever be the meaning of success, it is a success that makes a man popular. 

All great men have been successful. They are remembered for their great achievements. But it is certain that success comes to those who are sincere, hardworking, loyal, and committed to their goals. 

Success has been man's greatest motivation. It is very important for all. Success has a  great effect on life. It brings pleasure and pride. It gives a sense of fulfillment. It means all-around development. Everybody hopes to be successful in life. But success smiles on those who have a proper approach, planning, vision, and stamina. A proper and timely application of all these things is bound to bear fruit. One cannot be successful without cultivating these certain basic things in life. It is very difficult to set out on a journey without knowing one's goals and purposes. The clarity of the objective is a must to succeed in life. A focused approach with proper planning is certain to bring success. Indecision and insincerity are big obstacles on the path to success. 

One should have the capability, capacity, and resources to turn one's dreams into reality. Mere desire cannot bring you success. The desire should be weighed against factors like capability and resources. This is the basic requirement of success. The next important thing is the eagerness, seriousness, and the urge to be successful. It is the driving force that decides success. It is the first step on the ladder of success. 

One needs to pursue one's goals with all one's sincerity and passion. One should always be in high spirits. Lack of such spirit leads to an inferiority complex which is a big obstruction on the path to success. Time is also a deciding factor. Only the punctual and committed have succeeded in life. The lives of great men are examples of this. They had all these qualities in plenty which helped them rise to the peak of success. 

Hard labor is one of the basic requirements of success. There is no substitute for hard labor. It alone can take one to the peak of success. Every success has a ratio of five percent inspiration and ninety-five percent perspiration. It is patience, persistence, and perseverance which play a decisive role in achieving success. Failures are the pillars of success as they are our stepping-stones and we must get up and start again and be motivated.

2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each: 

(a) To whom does success come certainly? 

(b) What are the basic things in life we need to achieve success? 

(c) What did great men have in plenty to rise to the peak of success? Give any two examples

(d) What is the one basic requirement of success? 

(e) Explain: "Failures are pillars of success." 


2.2 On the basis of your reading of the passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrase :

(a) ________________ plays a decisive role in achieving success. 

(b) Goals have to be pursued with ________________  and ________________ 

(c) Ratio of success is  ________________  inspiration. 


2.3 Find out the words from the passage that mean the same as the following : 

(a) endurance (para 2) 

(b) obstruction (para 4) 

(c) motivation (para 5)

Solution

2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each: 

(a) Success certainly comes to those who are sincere, hardworking, loyal and committed to their goals. 

(b) The basic things in life we need to achieve success are the proper approach, planning, vision & stamina. 

(c) Great men had goals with sincerity & passion in plenty to rise the peak success. Time management, punctuality & commitment are the examples. 

(d)  Hard labor is one of the basic requirements of success. 

(e) “Failures are pillars of success” & that can be explained well as it means that failures or mistakes are our stepping stones & we must get up & start again & be motivated.


2.2 On the basis of your reading of the passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrase :

(a) Patience, persistence & perseverance plays a decisive role in achieving success

(b) Goals have to be pursued with sincerity and passion

(c) The ratio of success is five percent inspiration.

 

2.3 Find out the words from the passage that mean the same as the following : 

(a) endurance (para 2) - Committed

(b) obstruction (para 4) - Obstacles

(c) motivation (para 5) - Spirit

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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