Climbing to My Professional Dream
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Most people in the world have goals in their life. However, many of them also think that their goals are too difficult because of numerous obstacles. In the article “A Vision of Stars, Grounded in the Dust of Rural India,” Somini Sengupta writes a breathtaking story about Anupam, a 17-year old Indian boy from a very poor Indian family and his way to his big dream. He is dreaming to be a space researcher in NASA because of his passion to investigate whether there is a life in outer space and huge desire to rescue his family from poverty. To make a first step to be a space scientist, he has to enter the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a network of Indian elite colleges. On the way to this goal Anupam faces many obstacles, like the poverty of his family, lack of educational background, absence of positive role models and extremely high competition to the IIT. However, due to his optimism, family support and deep faith to his dream, he is able to reach his dream, pass an awkward test and be among top scorers. Similar to Anupam, I have an important professional goal – to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I want to be an accountant because I enjoy working with numbers and accounting is an interesting profession. First, I need to enter Golden Gate University in San Francisco to earn my CPA degree. There are many obstacles on my way to this dream, but I believe I’ll reach my goal because of my mother’s support, my people skills and strong determination. My mother has been a big source of help in my journey to my goal. One aspect of my mother’s support was physical, and during the first year being in the USA she borrowed me money for my needs. That money really helped me at that time, because I had dental issues and was struggling with the tooth pain. I had no dental insurance and had to go to private dentistry, whose...
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