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第十六届中国日报社“21世纪杯”全国英语演讲比赛半决赛肖旸瑒演讲视频
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肖旸瑒 中国地质大学(武汉)

Let Our Dreams Fly

Victor Hugo once said, there is nothing like a dream to create the future. That means our future can be built on our dreams. A dream is just like a bullet which aims at the future. Once it hits the future, we will feel greatly fulfilled. However, when we are working to realize our dreams or hit the target, we will, definitely, encounter endless pressure or difficulties or even dilemmas in reality. For us young generation, the pressure may come from the National College Entrance Examination, unprecedented and fierce competitions, high housing price, and all the like. When faced with the pressure, some people may give up their dreams just to handle their troubles or just to find a way out. With their struggles, they may finally get a good job, a big house or a luxurious car. They will still not be satisfied with their life.
 
In my mind, the pressure is the power that can drive us to realize our dreams and make a difference. You know what. The reason that the bullet can fly to the goal is it takes a great pressure. The pressure pushes it to the goal. So those people who are loaded with the bullet, their dreams, can sustain any pressure and so they can at last hit their target.
 
Under the pressure of the poor management and financial problems, Steve Jobs brought the Apple to life. Under the pressure of the commercialization of the Chinese movie, Jia Zhangke still insists on his documentary movies and gets a great reputation. Under the pressure of many adults’ animadvert, Han Han walks his way tenaciously and have a great influence on the young generation.
 
They all fight with the pressure and win the battle. So what is the power to back them up? The backing is the perseverance and continual accumulation. Just like Yu Gong, he removed the mountain step by step, and with the growing amount of the hillstone, he succeeded.
 
A recent example is Li Xiang. He is a Post-80’s and also the CEO of the PCPOP.COM. Just like his name, he has a LIXIANG, or a dream and he let his dream fly successfully. He chose to start his own business instead of the university certificate after he graduated from the senior middle school. At that time, he never got any investment. But he has the power of independence to learn from the job and take advantage of his interests and most importantly, he never gives up. After six years hard work, now, he is one of the richest Post-80’s. How can he fly his bullet right away to his goal? Of course the accumulation and perseverance. He said if you can pay 5% more effort than the other, you may get 200% of the other. He followed his dream and made it.
 
We are the shooters in our life. We also need a long time to figure out our dreams. We know realizing the dream doesn’t depend on what we say but on what we do. We will meet a lot of obstacles, take a lot of pressures, but if we can hold our dreams on, and stand the long and quiet waiting, we can see our bright future and then our dreams will fly!