My personal experience with a dream and advice of what you should do to accomplish a dream or goal

Essay by yakov234High School, 10th grade May 2004

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Usually you will not realize that something went wrong until it hits you in the face. In other words, confidence may sometimes lead to disappointment. This does not mean you should not have any dreams or be confident that you are not a failure; I did have an incident in my life that this occurred. This was the two times when I dreamed, and was confident that I will get into the best schools.

This was not the same as the incidents that happened to the girl in the essay "My Field of Dreams" because there was no way that she could be in major-league baseball but I could have got into these schools if I tried. The reason why I did not get into these schools is that I was overconfident; I thought that the test would be very easy and that I should not work hard. I thought that I would definitely get into these schools because my brother got into these schools.

I felt that everything was going my way when I realized that I am not going to the school that I planned to go to, this would happen most of the time when I take a test because I think that I definitely got one hundred on the test but I end up getting an eighty.

This happens to too many people, confidence wins them over but what they forget is that if they do not try to achieve the goal that they set, or cannot achieve this goal because of an obstacle in their way that you cannot avoid they will never succeed. To succeed your goal you must make sure there are avoidable obstacles in your way of succession or no obstacles at all, and you should never get lazy because laziness will...