The American Dream

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work,” a quote from Colin Powell, a retired four-star general of the United States Army. This quote means that your dreams do not just happen because you want them to. You must work hard in order to achieve your life goals. The American Dream is the goal to have a family and steady job. Students can obtain this dream through working hard in school and on their standardized tests. Also going to college will substantially increase student’s success rate. If students develop habits such as the ones found in the non-fiction piece 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, they will find that prioritizing their life will become easier. As a sophomore in high school, I only have two years left of free education. I need to work on improving my test scores and focusing on the important tasks in my life. In order to achieve my goal of becoming a financial analyst, my knowledge of the business field must improve, my score on the PSAT needs to be raised, and new habits have to be developed. My current career goal is to go into the business field to be a financial manager or analyst of some sort. I plan on getting a 4 year degree in business at a university. I enjoy math, so I would like to go into something with numbers. Financial analysts help businesses and individuals make investment decisions using their knowledge of the stock market and bonds. Financial analysts have a deep
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