Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
Often we see people who persist in trying to achieve a particular goal, even when all the evidence indicates that they will be unlikely to achieve it. When they succeed, we consider them courageous for having overcome impossible obstacles. But when they fail, we think of them as headstrong, foolhardy, and bent on self-destruction. To many people, great effort is only worthwhile when it results in success.
Adapted from Gilbert Brim, “Ambition”
Is the effort involved in pursuing any goal valuable, even if the goal is not reached?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：effort, goal, valuable
正：Nobody can reach his goal without continuous effort. Thus, we should respect all the effort one makes to achieve his goal, since it shows his absolute commitment.
反：Sometimes, we fail to achieve the goal because it is unrealistic for us. However hard we try, it is impossible for us to reach the goal.
补：As long as you can learn valuable lesson from the process, all the efforts you make is worthwhile.