I remember when I was young, people often asked me, “What are you going to be when you grow up?”
Well, It 1 being a cowboy or some super hero. Later it was a fireman, a policeman, a lawyer--- As I grew older my dreams for the future 2 . When , at last, I was in college, I set my 3 on becoming a teacher like my father. 4 I studied and prepared for that. I reached the 5 in the end and I was teaching 6 full-time for much of my adult life.
However, for many people, there is a “thief” that goes around stealing our 7 . Sometimes, the thief will come as a parent, a relative(亲属) , or a friend, but the 8 thief is usually ourselves.
We find 9 just about reaching the top, and a “small” 10 inside says, “ You’ll never make 11 .” “ You can’t possibly do this.” On and on the “small” voice predicts (预示) our 12 . Failure, 13 is one of the most important tools we have, may teach us valuable 14 . When we learn these lessons well, we are ready 15 success.
I always tell my children that you are 16 to do anything that your heart desires. Remember the saying, “Nothing is 17 to a willing heart.” There is 18 “overnight” success, but with determination, it will come. Imagine 19 a life you dream of. Then in your heart, believe it will happen to you. Then work, work, work. You’ll get the picture.
So, be true to your dream, and don’t let anyone 20 it from you — especially yourself.
1.A.felt like B.got on C.set off D.began with
2.A.changed B.planned C.failed D.left
3.A.head B.brain C.heart D.experience
4.A.But B.Or C.So D.As
5.A.agreement B.aim C.decision D.position
6.A.hardly B.nearly C.rarely D.extremely
7.A.money B.plan C.friends D.dreams
8.A.greatest B.poorest C.tallest D.oldest
9.A.themselves B.ourselves C.yourselves D.itself
10.A.sound B.noise C.voice D.speech
11.A.it B.her C.him D.me
12.A.pity B.danger C.failure D.accident
13.A.where B.who C.when D.which
14.A.stages B.lessons C.suggestions D.choices
15.A.to B.for C.at D.with
16.A.able B.ready C.likely D.necessary
17.A.interesting B.important C.necessary D.impossible
18.A.many B.some C.different D.no
19.A.spending B.planning C.living D.changing
20.A.buy B.fool C.steal D.borrow