Do you think some people achieve easily, or do you agree with Lombardi that “the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”?
I do not agree with him.
You don’t need to be very smart to realize that for some people life is easier. And they get everything they want without lifting a finger.
In my life I met people who practically just had to sit and wait.
Because let’s face it, life is not fair, and despite what people think not because you’re a good person and hard worker good things are going to happen to you . And not because you kill yourself working, you are going to make your dreams come true.
They are too many elements in play. Your physical appearance, family, money, the studies you have.
1- Physical aspect: Statistics and reality say that people with physical attractive get better jobs and command posts, rather than those who are not physically handsome. Obviously if you’re beautiful the chances of getting a job are much higher, you are not required to have a high intellectual capacity. And if you have, probably it will be the last thing they care of.
2-Economic position. Money does matter a lot. Not only for the studies that lets you pay also for the contacts you make. Everyone wants to have it. Money can open doors that no even the smarter mind dares to dream. There is nothing bad about money. There’s nothing wrong with the money if you use it properly.
3- Hard work is important, but I would say that for people of low and middle class and those who are unattractive is a must.
You have to strain twice because your only letter are your grades and your ability to work.
A clear example I see in law school. Most students with money they already have jobs, even in a time like this of great economic recession. So they make no effort to get excellent marks. They don’t need it. They have daddy’s money and daddy’s name.
While the other students have to work hard, to have the possibility of being selected for company practices or for a future work.
Let’s be realistic, not the hardest working always get the reward. But that does not stop us from trying.