You have seen this advertisement in an international youth magazine:

Tell us about a successful person you know and admire. What does success really mean? What helps people to be successful? We will publish the most interesting articles next month.

Write your article in 300-350 words (including the title) in an appropriate style.

In your article:

  • Make sure the following picture illustrates the main idea of your article: 



  • Use 1-2 quotations from the list of quotations:

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. (Walt Disney)

I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have. (Thomas Jefferson)

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. (Abraham Lincoln)

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. (George Bernard Shaw)

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Life isn’t a bed of roses, is it? We all know the names of those famous people who persevered and finally achieved their breakthroughs. Common wisdom is that a strong personality is the key to success, that itself obviously is just making your dreams come true. The extraordinary celebrities, bright businesspersons and wise politicians who gained the ultimate prize of fame and wealth are commonly known. Can they share their recipes with us? So, LET’S look through a life story of one person who combines everything mentioned above.

Donald John Trump, born in New York, is a well-known billionaire and the 45-th President of the United States. But was he always as wealthy and successful as he is now? The answer is definitely ‘no.’ Trump’s life was full of downfalls, failures and disappointments. His companies went bankrupt several times, his brother tragically died of alcoholism. He had multiple divorces and his political career would be called a disaster until March, 2016. Though, what difference does it MAKE now?

  So, how has Donald Trump achieved his ultimate goal of becoming one of the wealthiest men in AMERICA? The answer is simple: he never gives up, never gives in. This is undoubtedly the most inspiring feature of his personality. Trump always has the strength to stand up to all of his misfortunes, and possesses the vital ability of thinking big under any circumstances, even if it means risking everything.

While there are innumerable obstacles to fulfilling your dreams, just recall the GREAT words of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Yes, most people know the name of the game in real politics, but they don’t know the things one has to go through prior to reaching stardom. Trump’s life hasn’t always been peaches and cream, but he pushed through.

So, AGAIN, never give up, and once you will purchase your own Louisiana. Iron will and your second wind are the only things you need to succeed in life.