2015年4月18日托福独立写作范文：some people always follow their dreams even if the dreams are ambitious. Some think we should focus on achieving realistic goals.
In our society, most people can be categorized into two groups – those who always follow their dreams even if the dreams are not quite easy to realize and those who usually focus on achieving realistic goals. Though it is hard to tell which one is right or which one is wrong, I believe as for the individual’s development, the former one is undoubtedly more advantageous.
First and foremost, having dreams in mind can dramatically exploit one’s potential and trigger fantastic ideas. Many achievements commonly seen in our daily life now were once unimaginable in previous days. Take Steve Jobs as an example, more than a successful businessman, he is an impressive dreamer. Jobs firstly came up with the idea of smart phones in 1980s and has dreamt of utilizing cellphones to decorate our life with more convenience. It seems to be an unrealistic goal at that time for most people even didn’t have a clue what cellphones were. However, Jobs stuck to his dream and kept working towards it until one day the dream has been fulfilled. But for his vision, many possibilities might have been eliminated.
Moreover, people who work with a dream in mind can improve their working efficiency and have a more promising future. Dreams are beneficial to success. If people only focus on goals within their reach, they cannot see the big picture. Their decisions are short-sighted, some of which are of little help in the future. They only concern about current situations and struggle with trivia. In the meanwhile, they waste a lot of time doing trifles, and thus distanced themselves from success. On the contrary, when people have a dream, ambitious as it might be, they can accordingly design a blueprint towards it. Although people sometimes may feel frustrated and weary halfway, it is definitely a short cut to success compared with only doing effortless tasks all the time.
Admittedly, we cannot deny the fact that being realistic is also essential. If one is only dreaming all day but not actually putting his thoughts into practice, still, nothing will be accomplished. Success is the result contributed from both dreams and diligence. If one has a dream, he should plan for the dream and try hard to realize it. To conclude, there has always been a motto which I quite admire - keep your head in the air and feet on the ground. I believe this has made a thorough explanation: have a dream which might be ambitious and follow the dream by making every effor.
Dreams demonstrate us with the overall picture of how we want our lives to be. People always admire those who can realize their dreams, and these people are also considered as lucky ones. When it comes to personal goals, some are afraid of to think boldly because of lacking confidence. However, from my perspective, I think ambitious dreams prepare us to be successful as long as we dissolve the impossible mission into small phases, which finally helps us to achieve what we want in the end.
Being ambitious does not mean you do not have a plan. On the other hand, it just means that you are on your way to figure out what you really desire to do. Facing a challenge project, you will begin to make plans. You can mold our dreams with logical and analytical thinking. Say you want to be an astronaut? First, you should be a straight-A student in high school and take relevant courses. You then go to college with professional training or strong research team regarding this field. Someday you may join the Air Force after finishing your curriculum. In this way, dreaming itself becomes an inspiration to push one to act on every divided step.
Another important reason lies in the fact that being too pragmatic may lead to mediocre life. We all have some friend around us telling us how different his life would be if he had worked harder when he was younger. In fact, it may be true that such person was too conserved to leave his comfort zone to chase his dream by ignoring realistic concerns. Carroll Bryant once said, “The only thing standing between you and your dreams is reluctance”. I have a friend who wants to become a singer, and she has learned singing for years and spent numerous nights in a street bar to sing for people who hardly can appreciate her great voice before she actually signed up her first contract with a record company. Such stories are not rarely seen in daily life.
Dreams may seem vague and unfocused at first, but it is the dreamers’ job to make dreams come true with their insightful thoughts and efforts. With open-minds, any success can be expected.
2015年3月7日托福独立写作：Some people think that it is an important part of a child’s education to go on a field trip (for example, museums)， other people think a child’s time is better spent learning in a classroom at school.