There Were Times When I Dreamed of the Future – Critical Analysis
I remember the times when I used to think about my future, thinking of the things that a youthful child aspires for. As young as I was then, I had vast thought and ideas that I aspired for long term goals, goals that could serve as my inspiration to build up my life. I used to desire things such as having a good career someday. I love planning about my future. I do also love to desire for some things that are hard enough to be a child like me. Careers such as becoming an actress or anything associated to the business and having a business, any business of my interests or anything that can be successful. I think these careers would surely help me a lot on building up a successful life.
With regards to goal of becoming and actor or any related field of business, I am fond of watching movies and any entertainments shows. I love to act or even sing and dance when I was only a child even when I am only at home. I used to imitate the acts or performances of the actress like the acts famous Julia Roberts, my favorite Hollywood actress. As I was imitating her acts, I thought I was also a prominent actress performing in front of camera together with my co-artist. These things would merely catch my parents’ attention. They would even applaud me for what I had been doing. And also they even persuade and encourage me to pursue my ambition of becoming a star.
In line with my goal of having any kind of business, I really wanted then to acquire many earnings to ensure a successful future for my life. I used to think of ways that I could utilize my money and time wisely. I don’t really care for what if I would make use of much effort, what I concern for is the money and success that I would earn. When I share this goal to my parents, they were happy that even when I was still at young age I already knew how to plan for my future. And because of this my parents always find ways to help me to have greater understanding of my plans.
With these goals and aspirations in life, my parents once told me that in order to ensure these goals in life I must first finish my education since as they have told me education could definitely assist me to achieve all of my goals in life. They also told me that to great achievements one must do something, persevere and work on your dreams. I also knew from them that above all these things; I must work with all my heart and dedication for all the things that I was aspiring for. Especially for my in life, these are not just uncomplicated goals, I needed to do tough work and great will.
Edgar A. Guest quoted that “You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are” (Khurana). With the help of this good motivating quote from Edgar A. Guest, I had acquire great knowledge on how what to do on my goals. I already knew how to deal with my goals as well as my plans in life. I needed to have strong motivation. I also understood the true meaning of goals, once that I set my goals I needed to pursue it and I am only the one that can achieve it; all by myself together with my knowledge and capabilities.
As I am growing up with growing mind and thoughts, while I am beginning to understand my goals, I already know to deal with them. I used to construct ideas that could possibly help me to accomplish my goals. I also wanted to seek for my parent’s opinion to help me in my long term goals as well as goals that in need of immediate accomplishments. I also now uses of my abilities since I am not now a young girl but a confident lady to perform great things.
Khurana, Simran. “Goals: Motivation Quotes”. 2007. April 28 2007. <http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Goals3.htm>.