Whatever we do in life, what would any learning, no matter what the plans are carried out by, we always have two of the final result of our actions, either we get something, we have succeeded, or it ended badly and we were not able to realize our plans. Let’s talk about success and failure in the English language, as well as the difficulties that accompany them.
Success in English
There is only one success — to spend your life in your own way. This lovely quote in English translation is as follows: Only one succeeded in life, who have lived it the way he wanted. If we turn our attention to the vocabulary of this passage, we find a remarkable word — «success» (success) — which is to accompany our lives. Unfortunately (unfortunately), this is not always, faced with setbacks and defeats (failures). But we’ll discuss this further. And now the good!
We all have certain dreams (dreams) in life that we are trying by all means to implement (to take pains to realize something). Sometimes we want the impossible (to cry for the moon). But that is no reason to give up the implementation of their desires (fulfilment of dreams). Each of us puts himself in the life of clear goals (clear / exact goals, ambitions, aims, objectives) and is trying very hard to achieve them (attainment / achievement / accomplishment). We have high hopes for our actions (set one’s hopes on something), and are very pleased if we manage to fulfill all the way (to manage to do something), we conceived. And sometimes result even exceeds our expectations (to surpass someone’s expectations)! No matter how stunning (stunning / staggering) nor was a success in English, should never rest on our laurels, and to conquer new peaks.
Look again at the synonyms that accompany the vocabulary related to the topic of success in English. We have to remember that he «success» translates to success. The adjective «successful» is formed by adding the suffix to the noun — successful. But «to succeed, to prosper,» we pass by a verb to succeed in. By the way, a colloquial synonym for the verb «to succeed» is the verb to come off. There are a number of verbs which are similar, but at the same time different nuances, meanings:
- to achieve / to accomplish (goals, aims, targets, ambitions), to achieve (a dream, a compromise) — to achieve, achieve, successfully carry out, exercise (especially if you have made every effort to do so).
She finally achieved her ambition to visit South America. — Finally, it has reached the desired and visited South America.
The students accomplished the task in ten minutes. — The students completed the task in ten minutes.
- to secure / to reach (an agreement), to reach (a target, a compromise) — to achieve, reach (an agreement, a compromise), especially when there are difficulties or obstacles.
He failed to secure the job with the bank. — He could not get a job in a bank.
The jury took four days to reach a verdict. — The jury took four days to reach an agreement and announce the verdict
- to attain / to realize / to fulfil (an ambition, a dream) — to achieve, achieve, implement, execute, implement (especially if you had hoped).
India attained independence in 1947, after decades of struggle. — India achieved freedom in 1947, fighting for it for decades.
Luxury hous and a fast car — Danny realized all his ambitions by the age of 25. — Luxury home and fast car — 25 years Danny has carried out all his plans.
At the age of 45 th, she finally fulfilled her ambition to run a marathon. — At the age of 45 years, she has realized her dream and take part in the marathon.
The defeat of the English language
But there are times when things do not go (to go wrong / to misfire), as planned. And some emerging circumstances (circumstances), obstacles (obstacles), problems (difficulties) prevent us from still achieve the desired. And, then, we lose (to fail) or defeated (to lose). But even if the difficulties do not get rid of (to get rid of the difficulties / to have troubles), if they are difficult to overcome (to overcome), it is necessary to try to cope with them (to cope with) and hope for a good result (to keep one’s fingers crossed). It’s so sorry then the efforts that have gone down the drain (to come to nothing).
He failed in his attempt to break a record. — His attempt to break the record failed miserably.
So much effort and planning and it’s all come to nothing. — So much effort and so much work, and all down the drain.
In the words of Goethe:
The main problems arise where we do not expect — The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
But the same writer owns other words:
In all cases it is better to hope than to despair — In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Good luck in all your endeavors!