Monday, December 1, 2014

Future Aspiration

Have you ever wondered how you will turn out in the future? On Wednesday we had special speakers come in and talk to the intermediate block about our future aspirations. Luckily enough we got the chance to sit through a little conference to hear about their past, their tips and guidelines for us in the future.

One of the speakers were Mr Anthony Samuels. He talked about our past, and how it doesn’t have to stop us from having a good future. Mr Samuels specifically said, “Your past does not have to determine your future.” What Anthony meant by saying that is, just because you have made some bad mistakes in the past, does not mean you can’t have a future.  Basically he was saying you don’t have to make the same mistakes over and over again. We can learn from them, we just need to put them behind us and make a fresh start.

The second speaker was Paula Fakalata. Paula talked about his past and how although he was just a year 9 he did conference speaking. At only 14 years of age he gets paid for speaking in front of hundreds of people. Just imagine that was you. It must have been terrifying. Throughout his journey of finding his aspiration he had to take risks. That was what all of his talk was about. “You will have to take risks to get to where you want to be.”

Lastly a girl named Amelia Unufe also talked about her past. She spoke about how her older brothers were in gangs and she didn’t like it. Amelia was worried that she wouldn’t succeed in having a education. But she an important message. Just because your older siblings didn’t succeed and dropped out of school doesn’t mean you can’t have a great future. Keep hold of your aspirations. Through this  Amelia has succeeded in life and is now in her second year at university doing her fashion design degree.

Throughout this experience I truly believe that we can be all of these if we follow their advice. We can get a good degree if we just do our best. We will SUCCEED!

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