2015 BLOG ASSIGNMENT #15 Read How to Make a Dream Come True. Ponder. Then respond. Advertisements Like this:Like Loading... Related 27 Comments In the article, “How to Make a Dream Come True” created by Isa Adney. Adney talks about the rejection letter that made her lose hope in her dream. She expressed her feeling of depression after the rejection letter. In the time she was about to give up, she realized that she shouldn’t give up. In the article, she created a book about the ways that can make your dream come true. She talks about the journey it takes to accomplish the dream. In full agreement in her testament about the things needed to accomplish a dream. She shared in this article something that meant a lot to her and the way it could’ve ruined her life. She expressed the way she felt “incapable” and “useless”. In other words, she was expressing the exact feeling some people feel when a rejection letter makes them feel useless. She talks about some dreams that may not come true. But, she talked to many people that did accomplish their dream. Their secret is the usefulness of being patient and working hard for your dream. She knows that your lifetime goals aren’t going to accomplish from one day to another. A practical way to accomplish theses dream is by creating a goal poster that expresses the many things we need to do to be able to get to the school we want to enter. The article How to Make a Dream Come True, talks about how the author was rejected by Harvard and then thought she would never be able to accomplish her dream, but then realized she can still make her dream a reality and figured out how she could do this. The article is relatable for me because it deals with a type of rejection that my fellow classmates and I could definitely face in the future, which is not getting accepted into a college we apply to and that we have a lot of hope of getting into. We can also learn from this article because it shows us how to overcome this rejection and how to we can keep pursuing our dream and make it happen. I think the tips that were put in the article to show readers some of the things people used to accomplish their dreams and be successful were very good and easy to do tips. I think I can easily work the tips into my approach to accomplishing what I want and that they will help me achieve and be successful in life. Overall, the article is relatable and very useful and helpful for me and I think will be very beneficial if I put the tips to work. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” In author Isa Adney’s Huffington Post Article, “How to Make a Dream Come True” she explains how to deal with the complexities that are dreams and “self-aspirations” in general. Adney builds upon her analysis of making dreams come true by using a personal anecdote that deals with one of the biggest by-product of following dreams, rejection. Adney details the story of her own personal rejection of not getting admitted into Harvard’s doctoral education program. With the use of this story, it very much resonates with the reader and evokes a strong sense of emotion because nearly every person has been faced with rejection. Rejection is something that connects everyone together, it is one of the few constants that our world actually has. It comes in the forms of college acceptance, relationships, and employment opportunities. However what Adney did is something that most people never do when they are faced with rejection. She set on a path to make that rejection the best thing that has ever happened to her. Adney says rejection is an aspect of life that everyone essentially has to be comfortable with when dealing with following dreams. You have to be comfortable with the fact that your dreams are great enough to pursue and be patient while pursuing them. Dreams themselves are usually related to happiness and “fairy-dust” but Adney describes making dreams come true is more “grit” than “fairy-dust.” She says that if you can handle the fact that whatever you do will not come easy and will take some “elbow grease” the “world is your oyster.” I have personally came to the conclusion that if I want to live a happier life I have to be present in everything I do and embrace the struggles of pursuing my dreams as they prevent themselves. My college professor Dr. Gregory Phillips said, “As humans we are not scared of the journey, we fear rejection and the thought of being not enough.” However from that, I have learned my self-worth and am trying not to fear rejection because rejection in itself is a part of the whole dream making process. If rejection is cut out, can the dream still be obtained? Moreover, Adney’s article is very much refreshing and candid because it is not the typical “you can do anything” when in reality it’s more of a “you can do anything if you are patient and work hard enough for the outcome of your dream to present itself.” In the article “How to make a Dream Come True”, the author talks about being rejected and the pain and struggle attached to this event. Throughout the course of my life I have experienced rejection and pain in many different ways, shapes , and forms. And although at the moment these experiences felt like the end of the world, they only helped me become the person I am today. In life , I have learned that there is no such thing as a loss, only a learning experience.No matter what it comes down to, failure is always just a space for improvement. Life is a dream and this article not only talks about one specific dream but the dream of life. This article helps people understand that failure is never the end. failure only propels the strong into the stronger. Quitting should never be an option no matter what the situation. Just because you failed one time does not mean you are always going to be a failure. This means that at the moment you weren’t ready to achieve your dream. Some people never achieve their dreams, not because they failed, but because they didn’t work hard enough to fulfill the dream. In the end, the only thing stopping anyone from achieving their dream is themselves. Throughout the course of history, the strongest and most driven people in the world are the ones who succeed. This driving power to never give up and to never take failure as a failure is what gives some people the edge in life and making their dreams come true. Without failure, most people would’t be the people they are today. Side note: Rather than stating why or why not I agree with the Author, I wrote about how she develops her argument throughout the blog. In response to her rejection from Harvard University, writer Isa Adney argues that failure is a requirement of success in her blog “How to Make a Dream Come True. She effectively builds her argument by using a personal anecdote, talking about how to overcome failure, and talking about how to make a dream come true. Adney starts her blog off by recounting a personal story – her rejection from Harvard. In telling this anecdote, Adney gives the audience a general idea of the rejection is going to talk about. By drawing in her readers with a personal experience with rejection, the author means to make a more personal connection with her audience. Creating a stronger and more personal connection with her audience, she is able to fully develop her argument. She begins to develop her argument when she stated, “And while I knew that failure is a requirement of success, that trying and learning was so valuable, I still crumbled.” By providing this thought, she defines failure as “trying and learning”. By defining failure this way, she makes it easier for the audience to understand her argument. Adney’s argument is also furthered when she talks about overcoming failure. In this section of the blog, she explains the different ways that failure can make a person feel. She continues to use personal experiences by explaining how she thought in the face of failure. She shares in her blog that during Harvard’s rejection she started to think, “I hate the way I am.” She further develops her argument because in the following paragraph, she states that this is the thinking that led her to finding the “steps” to find her dream. This gives a perfect example of her argument, because in the situation, she failed to get into Harvard and that led her to thinking a certain way. But, those thoughts allowed her to see her dreams from a different perspective. It shows that her first failure really brought her one step closer to making her dream come true. Finally, Adney begins to talk about how to make a dream come true. In this section, she gives many ways and examples on how to make a dream come true, but what really develops her argument is, “Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience.” Her diction in these tips to making a dream come true really comes proves to be effective in developing her argument. By using the word resilience, she implies that everyone will face failure in pursuing a dream. This really supports argument because it shows that failure is part of making a dream come true. She also states, “Making a dream come true is less fairy dust and much more grit.” This further adds on to her point that failure is a natural process of making a dream come true. She uses the word “grit” to substitute for failures and hardships. Writing as a reaction to her rejection from Harvard University, Isa Adney argues that rejection is a requirement of success. She builds this claim by making use of a personal anecdote, talking about how to overcome failure, and talking about to make a dream come true. In the article, “How to make a Dream Come True”, written by Isa Adney, the author describes how her rejection from Harvard ultimately helped her develop as a person and make her dreams come true. Adney explains that although being accepted into Harvard was very important to her, it did not stop her from eventually reaching her goals and being happy with them. I feel that this article should be shared with every senior in high school because sometimes we get so stuck on getting into our one dream school and fail to realize, we do not need that school to reach our dreams. There are many different ways you can reach your dreams and sometimes you end up realizing that what you thought you wanted is not what you wanted at all. I really liked reading this article because I used to be that person that thought the only way I could reach my goals was to attend a certain prestigious Ivy League school. I have slowly been changing my view, but this article just helped me realize that I can make my dreams come true no matter happens or what college I go to. The article, “How to Make a Dream Come True,” talks about the author’s painful rejection from Harvard and how that turned her world upside-down. She felt empty and unworthy, much like a child that pops their balloon. They think, “Was I not worthy of this blessed balloon?” It is a sad and tragic thing that we all at some point experience. This is the perfect article for anyone that feels down and needs more than a pick-me-up, they need an elevator ride to space. The only problem that I see with this is that a lot of people aren’t passionate about school won’t really relate to this. If they don’t like school, how will they be able to truly empathize with the situation? For everyone else though, it’s great. In the blog “How to Make a Dream Come True,” the author Isa Adney talks about her story getting rejected from Harvard University and that failure is a requirement to success. Her story starts out that her dream is to get into Harvard University, so she got helped for the interview from one of the Harvard students. She did the interview and didn’t get the call back so she knew that she failed the interview. She then felt sad and started to cry, but she realized that her dream wasn’t to get into Harvard. Harvard was just a was to expedite her dreams. Then she explains that to dream but to work hard at it and to not have a big dream you can’t get to. This blog is for high school students who are worried about failing to go to their dream college. It will make any high school student think about their dreams and they tell themselves they can do it and to never give. This blog is an inspiration for anybody who has a dream and want to pursue their dream Isa Adney of the article, “How to make a Dream come True” shared her experiences and journey of learning what it meant to be a dreamer. She experienced want, rejections, and wishful thinking. She stated, “Making a dream come true is less fairy dust and much more grit.” This quote illustrates that any dream is possible if they have the right mindset and determination. A dream, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a dream is “a strongly desired goal or purpose”. With this definition in mind, more specifically as a purpose, a dream is the reason why some people wake up in the morning. For instance, Martin Luther King Jr’s uttered the famous words, “ have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” A dream in this context is the reason why there is determination in pursuing. The whole purpose was to live in a better world for himself, his children, and his future children. A dream that is defined as a goal, is able to be accomplished if there is enough determination. However, that is not always the case. Some dreams, no matter how hard someone tries, simply do not come true. The author of the article had experienced this first hand when getting rejected from Harvard. Some dreams were not meant to come true. A fail of one dream can lead to a new dream. This dream is to reach an end point and destination. Someone’s dream or goal could be becoming a doctor. However, some wants can be disguised as dreams. There is a difference between, “I want a better place to live” and “I dream of living in a better place”. A dream is more likely to be acted on than a want. Dreams and wants can suddenly disappear or fade over time. Someone could have dreamed about becoming the President of the United States. The dream could deteriorate and they may no longer want or dream of becoming the President. Someone could dream about getting into Harvard. They could get rejected then realize that they only wanted to go there for the name. In order for dreams to happen, wants and dreams have to be distinguished. Both wants and dreams can happen, fade away, or never happen. Some dreams are meant to come true, some aren’t. However, with enough determination, most dreams come true. If a dream fails, it only encourages people to do better, improve, or lead to a new dream. It’s a matter of perspective, determination, and the reason. In the article, Isa Adney talks about making dreams come true and the dreams the author had as well. Isa talks about her goals, challenges, and dreams about going to Harvard and working as hard as she can to become a top qualifier, but eventually she did not succeed. She later explains that even though we face rejection or something close to that, that we should pursue in what we believe in and do not let anything stop you. How does this article relate to me? I have faced a lot of rejection in this life time of mine and I have also seen my classmates, friends, and also family who have been turned down as well. From what I learned, there is no law, rule, or restrictions to chasing in what you believe in. In a song called “Crooked Smile”, it stated, “..we all have dreams and we have the right to chase ’em.” No one can tell us no other than ourselves. Isa Adney said in the article, “People who have achieved their dreams don’t do it alone.” Out of her five bullet points she had stated I found this one to somewhat be the right or eye-catching point. Why? It is because it is difficult to do something you want so badly alone and are afraid to do so that if you have someone who has the same passion, drive, and mindset that achieving your goals, dream, and having a successful future is what will help you make your dreams come true. In Isa Adney’s article “How to Make a Dream Come True”, Adney discusses her prior failure and how it inspired her to more heavily pursue her dream. She begins her article by first explaining how she thought her dream had been crushed by being rejected from Harvard. From there, Adney details how she realized her dream was not over and that her dreams can be obtained without needing to attend Harvard. This realization inspired Adney to write a book about one-hundred people who made their dreams come true and how they managed to make their dreams become a reality. Adney hopes that by making her book available to the public, she will be able to inspire others to pursue their own dreams. After reading this article, I concluded that the key to obtaining your dreams is persistence. Using Adney as an example, one could see that after realizing that giving up is not an option, Adney was able to fulfill her dreams. In my past experience, I have witnessed persistence result in the fulfillment of dreams. Several years ago my dream was to become a sponsored competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and after being scouted for several tournaments and constantly contacting different companies to sponsor me my hard work finally paid off. Now, as a result of my persistence, not only am I a sponsored competitor, but I am also sponsored by two different clothing companies. My success just goes to show that persistence is the key for anyone to make their dreams come true. The general argument made by Isa Adney in her work, How to Make a Dream Come True, is that a person should never think less of themselves and give up on their dreams. More specifically, the article argues that just because life has created an outcome that a person was not anticipating doesn’t mean all hope is to be lost and brought into a depression. Adney describes her rejection from her dream college of Harvard and how she let her life fall into a period of grief. She writes the two words! “What if?” at the end of the passage, suggesting that if people simply gave up on their dreams after one state of rejection then life would be a constant asking of “what if?”. In conclusion, Isa Adneys’ article’s belief is that a person should continue to move on and although one door has slammed on you, life opes another . In my view, Isa Adney article is right, because what most people don’t realize is that in today’s society it is okay to fail at some point. More specifically, I believe that people may not always know what is best in life and apart of success in life comes from failing. For example, I, along with many of my fellow classmates are beginning to take on the next big step in life, college. However, along with Ms. Isa Adneys’ many of us will experience college rejection letters, which is okay. Therefore, I conclude that yes, everyone should follow their dream. However, receiving rejection is a part of life and can even be for the best. Never live through life asking “what if?”. Rejection (n.) : the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc “A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” – Bo Bennett In the article, “How to Make a Dream Come True” created by Isa Adney. Adney discusses about the rejection letter from Harvard that made her lose hope in her dream. While reading this article, her tone in the beginning was depressing and sad because of the rejection letter, but then as it progresses her tone started to be more positive and content. It shows how rejection can develop a person in a good way. Adney’s intention was to say, it’s okay to get rejected because there are other many opportunities out there and giving up should never be the option. Rejection is common in this world, not everything or everyone is so accepting. From personal experience, I have seen friends and family members (including me) rejected from someone they wanted or something they wanted to pursue. The way Adney shared her experience is inspirational to me. It shouldn’t matter how you achieve your dreams or where you graduate or where you get into school. It’s really just the name. You can be successful really anywhere. What really matters is how you want to attain that goal/dream. Rejection will come every once in a while, but you learn to be better and to do better for yourself. It might be upsetting but giving up should never be the answer after being rejected. It should be a push for determination. This article should be given to all high school seniors who are afraid of getting rejected. This might be able to help them realize that it’s okay to be rejected and things will turn out fine with the matter of their determination and patience for their dreams and goals. It is human nature to desire something more than what is already obtained. Never will humanity decide as a collective group to be perfectly satisfied and content with life remaining exactly as it is. And that habit of consistently pushing limits and chasing dreams has imprinted itself upon the individual as well. If there is ever one thing that can always be counted on, it is the ambitious nature of people. Goals are meant to be something to reach for; something that cannot be guaranteed. There is a level of risk involved in setting goals and dreaming. But that’s another unavoidable human sin. Risk is an integral part of dreaming that has to be accepted by an individual. With risk comes the possibility of rejection. In fact, that’s what makes it a risk at all. Is it going to hurt if and when rejection hits? Absolutely! Is it going to be difficult to get over that inevitable rejection? Most definitely! Is that rejection going to ultimately make for a stronger individual? Of course! ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, right? So when Adney stresses this idea that achieving goals is about the process and the journey, she’s right and she’s wrong. If dreaming becomes all about the process, and not about actually reaching that end result, it takes the edge off the rejection. It negates that bite that makes the skin just that much thicker. Failing to achieve the dream but being assured that self-improvement occurred along the way seems a bit like a consolation prize. A congratulatory, ‘at least you tried’, participation prize. And while working hard and improving is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, it’s also not meant to be a band aid for rejection. In this article, Isa Adney writes about her own personal failure and how she overcame it. I found this article extremely entertaining, first of all. I think that for young adults (I’m assuming the target audience is young adults) an entertaining article is the key to absorbing this wealth of knowledge. With that out of the way, let’s get to the main point of this article: dreaming. Oh yeah, I’ve gotten my dreams crushed before. Countless times. I haven’t been rejected by Harvard (yet), but I’ve been there. Everything Adney says about being a dreamer is spot on. To be a dreamer, you have to be patient, hard working, and determined. Without these things I believe it is impossible to achieve your dreams. I also believe that with these things, you can do anything. Unfortunately, I feel that with today’s youth, there is a severe shortage of ambition. Most kids are okay with going to a community college and settling for a mediocre job. This is less frequent at iPoly, but is prevalent nonetheless. I think more people need to read articles like this to realize that dreams can come true. Adney’s shameless self-promotion aside, this article has substance and I greatly enjoyed reading it. It outlines that achieving your dream isn’t always easy, but with hard work and determination, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. In this blog, “How to make a Dream Come True” is about how the author of this blog was anxious about college and when she found out that Harvard had rejected her she was thinking about a lot of things. She thought she would never be able to accomplish anything and life is worthless until the four words that changed her life was, “I am a dreamer.” She thought of these four words which had helped her change her life because she was able to accomplish her goals by being able to say, “I am a dreamer.” I can be able to relate to the author in this blog because I have been rejected from things that were really important to me and I’ve found ways to be able to get out of the pain which had helped. This article should be shared with seniors and high school graduates that may go through this pain and rejection because some people may go into depression because of being rejected in life. This article may help people who have been rejected or may be rejected in the future because it may show people how to get over rejection. If some are in a deep depression because of rejection they may want to read this article because they could be able to do things that are unbelievable and do successful things in their life. This article may help me in the future because I may have rejection that I could not deal with, but this article may give me great tips on how to overcome rejection. In the article “How to Make a Dream Come True” by Isa Adney, she starts by telling her story on how she knew she wasn’t qualify at first to get into a Harvard class, but she applied anyway and tried so much to change her chances to get into the school and the program. She got an interview and and was getting so excited that she might get in the school but at last tragedy hit when she got an email saying that she didn’t get accepted to the school. She then went to dark phase in her life thinking why should she dreams if dreams are just dreams that won’t come true at the end. She hates herself for not getting in and dreaming big things that won’t happen in reality. Then she finds her way back and brings her sense back that dreams come true when you work for them and don’t stop trying. The author had a few struggles and she gave up on herself way too early in her life. She thought dreams were useless because she couldn’t achieve her dreams in her first try. Not everybody will achieve their dreams on the first try, that is true but that doesn’t meant you stop and give up. Isa gave up too early and just forgot about it, but thankfully remembered that she could try again or make a new path. Finding Colleges is hard and this article reminds people that if you don’t get into your number one school choice, then you don’t give up. If you really want to go to that school you keep trying and get your grades up and sooner or later you can transfer to your number one school. Don’t hate yourself for dreaming, keep on dreaming but also keep on working to achieve your dream. In the article “How To Make a Dream Come True”, Isa Adney tells readers of her journey of how she dealt with the rejection letter she received from Harvard. She explains how when she first got the news, she was crushed. Later she began to hate the way she was, although she knew this was an unhealthy way of thinking. She moved on past those negative thoughts and embraced who she is–a dreamer. Adney teaches us all a valuable lesson. We should never give up on a dream just because it seems out of reach. She says we should dream! We should work everyday to get us closer to our dream, even if it’s just a small part of our dream. The point is not the attainment of the dream, it’s the journey. Adney brings out that those dreamers who have made their dreams come true had to work very hard for a very long time with little payoff in the beginning. Still, they continued to work at it and they made those dreams come true for themselves. Adney’s “How To Make a Dream Come True” is an encouraging read. She is basically saying, “no matter your age, grades, sex, etc., you can have a dream”. If a person is willing to work hard enough for long enough, they can make their dream come true like Isa Adney. “Making a dream come true is less fairy dust and much more grit.” A meaningful quote from Isa Adney’s Huffington Post article entitled “How to Make a Dream Come True”. In this article, Adney describes an anecdote about how she had a dream to go to Harvard. In the end it did not work out, leaving her with a “Feeling of worthlessness.” She goes on to say that this experience led her to the realization that she is a dreamer, and that she “Can’t not dream.” When I read this part of the article it really made me step back and evaluate my accomplishments and failures in life, it made me realize that I am a dreamer just like Adney. Throughout the rest of the post, Adney talks about the process of making a dream come true, and this part of the article was very enlightening. After completing the article I not only felt like I related to her story, but I also felt inspired. Adney’s use of an anecdote gave emotional appeal in order to connect with her audience, and once that connection was there she used uplifting inspiring words to share an important message. In all, this article was a very positive, intriguing post to read and I think Adney’s message and advice is something that I will consider in the future as I take on life. In the article the author is trying to tell people that dreaming is ok. No matter how big the dream , it is possible through hard work and determination. The author also tried to make people love themselves. She said in the article that people shouldn’t take rejection so hard and beat themselves up about it. I agree that with the author, but I also believe that people know their own capabilities. I think people also know when their dream is unrealistic. I mean it’s all good if you make your dream come true but I think that people shouldn’t get all down if they knew their dream was unrealistic in the first place. I feel like people have to look at their own dreams to see if they can actually reach them. I know I might sound like a downer or something like that but I think I’m a realist. I know what I’m capable of and what I’m not capable of. That is why I think people shouldn’t dream to unrealistically. “How to Make a Dream Come True” by Isa Adney, is a simple solution to her problem. When she for Harvard’s doctoral program she was rejected, and though this sounds pretty normal.. the difference is the effort placed into achieving her goals and how closely she was to reaching them. So her impressively smart solution was to create an article, an article with a story good enough to give her the publicity and audience to achieve her dreams. Fairly smart of her to do.. and I’m sure Harvard knows this, using her story to create more opportunities for herself is incredibly clever. Her decision to create the article is a perfect example for the articles actual content, taking rejection and making it into an opportunity. You could even say she wanted to get back at Harvard with a vengeance.. Whatever her reason, I believe the article is brilliant in both it’s underlying purpose as well as the purpose of informing inquisitive students. It contains useful information for progressing and approaching life, whether it be college applications to insanely prestigious colleges or a girl (or boy not trying to discriminate this is just my perspective) who decides not to go out with you.. Rejection is part of life, and like the motivational Sylvester Stallone said so well(as Rocky),”..it’s not how hard you can hit that matters, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep pushing forward, in both life and in the ring..”. She gives her painful example of rejection, and she proves no matter how deeply you are affected you may overcome it, and with a little push you can even create opportunities for yourself. I am not a superstitious person but I believe everything happens for a purpose and if it seems as though you’re getting kicked while you’re down its just a challenge to overcome, a challenge to come out as a more focused, and more experienced character who can turn a bad situation into a beneficial one. Isa Adrey wrote of the terrible feeling that is rejection in her article “How to Make a Dream Come True.” Her journey of her rise and fall (or fall and rise in this case) rang alarms in my mind since I am working towards a dream similar to hers. Though reading about her experience was motivational, I nonetheless still feel afraid of what is to come in the future. I am still afraid of the inevitable refection I will face. (I don’t say that because I feel negative rather I say it because I’ve come to learn that in life, rejection is part of life). Many times, while we are growing up we are encouraged to dream and to work relentlessly so that we win. What we aren’t taught however, is how to handle rejection. Truthfully, younger me wishes I’d had a “Getting over Rejection for Dummies” book so that I wouldn’t have been hit full-force by my first rejection. What I’ve come to learn however, is that no amount of advice or books will help me get over my fear of rejection. I believe that the only way I can learn to deal with rejection is to keep experiencing it until I’ve built a sort of immunity to it like our bodies do when they face a new disease. The way I see it, my mind is the strongest combatant of rejection. It is like a vaccine that at first will make me sick and feel like crap but as time progresses, it will make me stronger and become prepared so that the next time I face rejection, I keep dreaming and doing on. The article “How to Make a Dream Come True”, by Isa Adney is one of rejection and overcoming every feeling that comes with it. Adney starts off by telling about her rejection from Harvard. Although she knew from the beginning she most likely wouldn’t be accepted Adney was still torn apart when rejected. When being told you’re not good enough for something you start to think about what’s wrong with you. Adney talked about how she felt a constant numbness in her life and about how she wanted to give up. Adney soon realized she didn’t need Harvard to accomplish her dream. She decides to take back control of her life. This is a valuable lesson for people of all ages. If you are in a hole and can’t dig yourself out of your self-pity and that crippling feeling of worthlessness then read this and evaluate yourself. Everyone deserves a dream. Everyone also deserves a chance at fulfilling their dream. If your dream doesn’t want to accept you then find a new way to your dream. In her article, “How to Make a Dream Come True”, Isa Adney begins with a personal story. Adney tells her experience of rejection. This helps the reader connect with Adney because rejection is a feeling the majority of people have experienced, in one form or another. Adney worked hard to try to get into Harvard, and even though she was realistic at first, she got her hopes up. Rejection can be difficult to overcome because like Adney, people could feel an overwhelming sense of worthlessness. This can be harmful because it sounds like she might’ve gotten depression. Luckily, that was not her actual dream and it was just an obstacle she had to overcome which made her stronger in the end. Through that harsh experience, she came up with an inspiring book idea that could really be beneficial to anyone who is struggling to begin. If someone doesn’t know what their dreams is then this is not going to be helpful. The reality is that you can have a big, amazing dream, and you can work incredibly hard and give it everything you have. Sometimes dreams don’t work out in the end, and it won’t seem fair. But that doesn’t mean you can give up, you need to be able to push through have more dreams. The article given, “How to Make a Dream Come True”, is all about obviously how to make a dream come true. The first half of the article is her explaining about almost getting into a Harvard program, but gets rejected after making the top fifty. She then starts to talk about how hard it was taking this loss, and how she had some moments of hopelessness. Many people experience this when they work incredibly hard on getting into a college or job, but get denied. This article really puts things into perspective, and really spells a common interest in many people. She then goes on to talk about how she is now interviewing people that have either achieved a dream, are still working towards it, or have failed in trying to achieve it. What she talks about next is very important for those still striving to achieve their dream. She talks about how people who do achieve their dreams are very patient, and don’t blow everything in one run. This is very helpful for those who put everything into it and then some, but then get denied. It makes being denied even harder. Those who put in work over a long period of time will still get their dream, but still lessen the chances for failure. This to me seems one of the most important factors to the advice she gives, and it is incredibly relevant for the people in our grade. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”. Pele In the article made by Isa Adney’s article in her work, “How to Make a Dream Come True” , Adney talks about her personal journey to achieve her dream. As she set herself on the journey to college, Adney considered Harvard University a college dream she was hoping to make come true. More specifically, as she states all her milestones she completed, such as studying GRE classes to improve her academics, her efforts seemed to end in failure. She writes on how she felt when she found out her application turned to be a rejection letter. In a quote she stated how she felt in the moment of reading the email, “What made me cry was a feeling of worthlessness. That somehow this meant that I was nothing. That I was naïve. That I was stupid. How dare I try. How dare I dream. How dare I think I could go somewhere like Harvard. I am unworthy and unprivileged and that is just my lot in life and there’s nothing I can do to change it. I’m a terrible, worthless person who has nothing to offer so I should just stop.” In this passage, we see the emotional rollercoaster that is caused when rejection is present. Adney, in that moment, couldn’t see the potential she had her whole life due to one rejection email. In a later point of view she explains the courageous and treacherous journey she encountered. As she states, “After this moment, there were four words that came to my mind that changed everything. They gave me much relief and became the fuel that moved me forward… I am a dreamer.” Adney later argues that people may not have the ability to reach for extraordinary things, but they still have the ability to dream. She later viewed this as an opportunity to learn of new ways to cope with rejection. To end, she quotes of her experience, “So I came to understand that not only was I a dreamer, but that maybe I was going to let being a dreamer become okay. It didn’t mean I was dismissing the truly awful things that happen to people. It just meant that maybe I, and they, could do something about it.” In conclusion, Adney’s article explains the belief that anything can be achieved and overcome. In my view, the article is right, because as it explains, people face rejection, hardships, love loss, and many more tragedies, but once we get back on our feet an begin to move the locomotive that is our imagination, we become unstoppable. More specifically, I believe that in order to prosper you must weigh your options and be prepared for failure to occur. For example, in order to achieve in anything failure must be prominent in order to know when you’re doing things right. For example, strong activist/leader Martin Luther King Jr. set on a mission to complete his dreams, of course at first he didn’t succeed but he created enough momentum to get him to where he wanted to be. Although the article might object that the reason why failure occurs is because we don’t work the hardest , I maintain that success is lead in your heart, in the things you do and the things you love to do. Therefore, I conclude success is only in the mind, when you’ve achieved enough to satisfy your imagination and dreams, achievement is not far along. No matter what their age, everyone has a dream. Dreams do not stop once people get older, they grow and can become your goals. In the article, Isa Adney writes about her journey and views on dreams. As the article continues, not only does she learn about the importance of a dream, she also learns how to turn a broken dream into a new one. At first, Adney decides to take a chance and apply for a doctorate program at Harvard. Knowing that she is not the likely candidate for the program, she applies anyways. Adney puts her all into getting in, she even made it in to the second round of interviews. Yet in the end, she did not make it into the program. Adney is crushed and cannot believe it. She could not help but fantasize about what it would be like if she got in. she then turns her disappointment into a new dream. It becomes the fuel for a new book idea. Her crushed dream becomes the catalyst for her new journey of writing a book. Isa Adney’s story is inspiring because she gives hope that a broken dream is not the end. If anything, it is just a new beginning. While life may not always go the way you want it to, there is always hope. And that is what Adney’s story is about. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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