domingo, 11 de julho de 2010

book 4 lesson 7

A goal or a wish?

If you stop people on the street and ask:
- What do you want to be doing one year from now ?
- Where do you want to be three years from now ?
- What are your plans five years from now?
Very few people will have an answer for you.
If you don't know wherre you're going, how will you know when you arrive there? this means that you need to determine in advance where you want to be so that you can make proper plans to arrive there.
Your goals should not be so easy that you can reach them without effort. but they can't be too difficult, so that you end up frustrating yourself. you must have a long-range goal and then divide this goal into smaller goals.
Finally, remember to write your goals. a goal not written is only a wish.

book 4 lesson 5

Money Matters

Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, you are invited to spend your money. tv, radio, newspapers, magazines, billboards, internet - they're all saying, "spend your money here."
Learning how to save is very important to your financial success. larning to put some of your money into a savings account is a practice that will help you throughout your life.
When you were a child, you probably saved your money to buy something you wanted very much. the same principle applies today. now you make more money, but you still need to save part of your earnings for future needs or investments.
Did you know that it's harder to save than it is to earn money? everyone knows how to earn. on the other hand, very few people know how to save. so, if you want to be successful regarding your finances, start saving some money today.

book 4 lesson 4

listening comprehension

1. If you could work for a large corporation, what company would it be and why?

2. A friend of yours has a terrible toothache two hours before her wedding. she calls you and asks your opinion, what would you say to her?

book 4 lesson 3

Time is money
how many times did you say to yourself...
If i have time i will go.
I don't have time to do this or that.
If i had more time i would ...
The truth is everyone has the same 1,440 minutes each day. the management of those minutes is what's important.
Learning how to manage your time is one of the most important skills you will ever develop. time must be controlled, or it will control you. use a daily planner or a palm pilot to help you write your appointments. each day spend some time on planning.
What goals do you want to reach today? make a list.
Learn to set priorities. this is not always easy.
But this exercise will make a big difference on how you spend your time. learn to control your minutes, and you'll have more hours during the day.

book 4 lesson 1

Think big
Champions don't win a game by accident. they plan for them. they always begin the competition with one goal in mind: winning. even if the statistics are against them, they still believe they can win the game.
Champions win big because they dream big.
so, winning begins in your mind. if you can see yourself as a champion, you have a great chance of winning. your attitude makes all the difference.
Apply this principle to other areas of your life. when you think of your future, think big. never settle for second best. decide to study, work, or play at your highest level of achievement.
if you can see it in your mind, you can achieve it. if you want big achievements, you must have big dreams.