START TO COUNT - THE LAST 10 DAYS OF THE ZERO -
“...it's like this. Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop--and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it. You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else. That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be. And all at once, before you know it, you find you've swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what's more, you aren't out of breath. That's important, too...” ― Michael Ende, Momo
Another plan, the same goal. I need to follow Michael Ende’s suggestion, this time. Every single day, every single hour, think of a single goal at time. I already know the final aim: I’d want to achieve a better score in the English certification, better than 2 years ago. But to do it, I need to follow the instruction of the book that I had. Page after page, tip after tip. Exercise after exercise. As I already did when I was at the university, with the exams in which I had the best scores. Because the desire is come back at the university, I agree, but because I’d want to improve my work life, I’d want more responsibilities, I’d want to realise the project in my mind. I’d want to write in my life. I’d want to know build a bridge between people, even if they belong to the different nations or different culture. I’d want to demonstrate to the entire world that only a real knowledge can increase the bank account of everybody, that is not true that with culture people can eat. The chapters that I studied today, the first day of my new plan, are about the listening and the reading.In the first part I learned how to understand the context, how to use the right spelling, how to listen for specific details and how to understand numbers. The tips that the authors gave to me is to check before to listen audios the questions; at the end, check the right spelling of the words. To practise with numbers, they suggested to spell words out for a friend that has write them.The first chapter of the reading section is called reading strategies and there were just 5 tips, in which they divided time of the reading. Then, I learned how to use the features of the passage, how to understand explanation, how to skim a text and speed reading and how to achieve a global understanding of a passage. I understand the different parts of a text – Heading, subheading, footnote, figure or illustration, caption, paragraph – and that to have a quick reading of a text in another language I will use 30 seconds for 100 words, whilst if I will be able to read in my own language I can be able to read 100 words in 20 seconds. Some psychologists said that the before to study anything, to enhance your skills is very important put in order the environment in which you are living on. And today I exactly did it: when I clean every single room of my home, I was able take book and notebook. I’m proud of me. I promised to myself that I will write every week something about to study of this exam, because my blog will increase not just with reviews of the books that I’m reading, but even about the posts related with my true life. Because I want registered these important moments and I will check in the future if I waste other time to think about the mistakes of the past, public and private one. Time is the only prosperity that I belong, and I want use from now in the best way. I’d want to realise my dream.In ten days I will finish my 30 years old, and I will start with the number one. For the next 365 days I’ve to achieve concrete things, I can’t cry or regret about the past. I want to do it for my father and for the few people who still love me.