Stories Of Success In Salome Thomas El's Book, I Choose To Stay

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The book I Choose to Stay was written by Mr. Salome Thomas-EL. In it were short stories of success, which were his success stories, and the stories of the children, that he have touched and inspired. Mr. EL is an educator; therefore, he wrote this book for its readers to know and eventually learn from his experiences as a student, a teacher, and a human being. Every human being has his own unique genetic talents and abilities. One of these abilities is intelligence. Intelligence is the ability of a person to learn and understand. In the beginning of life, every human being was born with different levels of intelligence, but the level of intelligence that we acquire from birth doesn’t entirely affect what we become or if we succeed or fail in life. This has been what Mr. EL instilled in his book. However, one student who have read the book thought, that the message of the book was that smart people succeed, while not-so-smart people fail. In my opinion, the students’ attitude about the book is wrong, because our genetics doesn’t determine our level of success. We succeed by being hard working and determined, by having sufficient time, and by having a set of people that would guide and support us as we grow.
Skills and abilities are nothing compared to hard work and determination, and a positive attitude. It has been said that if you want to achieve something; you have to do your best to get it. You can’t just sit around and wait for it to come. You have to work and live your life, for you to achieve it. Salome once told his students, “If your mind can conceive and your heart can believe, you can achieve.” In addition to these words, he said “There is only one person capable of preventing you from reaching your goals, that person is you.” When the students heard these words, they believed in it. And they believed in themselves, because of that they changed. They started to show great interest and positive attitude towards school and their studies; as a result, they passed their supposed to be failing subjects; moreover, they succeeded.
The behavior we have towards the things we want to succeed in is not the only thing we need to have in order to be successful. We also need to have enough manageable time to understand and learn from what we are...

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