Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ballerina: Dreams and Goals

If a person gives up on his or her dream, all that will surely follow is sadness and depression. You need to team up with someone who will encourage you to “never, ever give up”.

I. Discuss these questions:
1. What were your dreams when you were a child? What did you want to do for the rest of your life?
2. Did you pursue your dream? Why (not)?
3. What are your goals now? How do you plan to achieve them?
4. Are you persistent? Give examples of your persistence (or lack of it).
5. How do you think someone should act not to give up on their dreams and goals?
6. Do you agree with the statement in the beginning of the post?
Inspired by the awesome inspiring site:  

II. Work with a partner:
Here are 10 ways to help you achieve your dream. Check 5 items you consider to be the most important ones. Which ones would  you  NOT do?

Have a family/friend meeting. Explain how important this goal is to you and ask your family’s indulgence to allow you the time or money (or both) that you need to work on it.

Ask your family (or friends) what they believe would be fair in regards to time and money you need to spend on your project.

Once you’ve agreed on time and money, stick to the bargain. Take the time and money you need and that have been agreed to and diligently work to the maximum to achieve your goal.

Do not cheat yourself or your family/friend by not pursuing your dream, especially after they have “given you permission” to go for it.

Learn everything you possibly can. Spend a minimum of 1/3 your allotted time and money learning more about the subject you are pursuing. Become an expert in your field.

Commit to goals, short term and long term. Start with the end in mind – long term goal – and work backward when writing goals. (That’s another whole subject in itself!)

Work on your dream every day of your life. Fill all the minutes and hours you’ve allotted with serious determination one day at a time.

Give it all you can.  There will be days when you don’t feel like giving it your best. Give it your best anyway for that day. True, it might not be your “greatest” day, but give it all you have every day.

Keep a journal. Write down what you accomplish every day. Just a few words will do, or else you will create yet another job, which you don’t need.

Celebrate your achievements! Reward yourself with pre-determined gifts. Even a little bag of jellybeans would be a worthy reward for a short term goal! For your ultimate goals, give yourself the greatest reward. And then set new goals. You CAN achieve more!

III. Watch the movie segment and describe the girls dreams and goals. What are her major
 difficulties to achieve them? What advice would you give her?



  1. Hi Claudio, as always your exercise came in handy to help me with past tenses. Thank you soooo much. Is it possible to have the link to download the video? Again, thanks a bunch