Success in life comes from taking risks or chances

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning.

In your opinion, what does success come from?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
Once there was a greedy man who asked God for land. God responded to his prayer and gave him a pole and he was told that if he could insert the pole in a place from where he could come back before the sunset, the land between starting point and the pole will belong to him. The man was so greedy that he exhausted to death on the way back. The story reveals that despite having goal and action the greedy man failed due to the fact that he had no plan. The moral of this story is: ‘To be successful one has to have a good plan.’ A good plan is a road map of success that prepares to do list and makes a time frame so that these tasks can be executed effectively and efficiently.

Two major things to be done with plan. One is the list of tasks and other is the schedule of those tasks. That is to say that the plan lists the tasks and divides the time into several periodic ones regarding those tasks. Consequently, when a man sets off for his target, he knows very well about his tasks to reach his goal. Not only that, he also has a schedule for each task. The man performs his task actively with the help of a good plan. So, a careful plan is the key to success. For instance, a good student always prepares a study schedule that contains when to learn new chapters and when to old ones. When a man can execute his periodic targets successfully each time, he can easily reach his ultimate goal. More importantly, during the whole process the man can acquire some qualities that are essential to success.

Secondly, a man can observe his progress with the help of time frame. If there is a need for more attention to a particular task, he can make an extra effort for that. Again, where he needs less effort, he may remain relaxed. Most significantly, he can allocate his resources as per requirements. Thus, a man can perform his tasks effectively and efficiently that make him successful easily.

In short, only a careful planning can bear the seed of success. It visualise the whole process that a man can clearly see his job responsibilities and can distribute his resources according to demand. Accordingly, the man can reach his destination very easily with the help of a careful plan.