TOEFL vs IELTS




TOEFL vs IELTS
Todo estudante que deseja realizar uma graduação, pós-graduação ou intercâmbio fora do Brasil precisa comprovar domínio do idioma falado no país de destino. Para o caso das nações de língua inglesa, as provas de proficiência amplamente utilizadas são o Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) e o International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
As duas provas  testam listening (compreensão auditiva), reading (leitura), writing (escrita) e speaking (oral). O TOEFL é administrado pelo ETS, e pode ser realizado via internet (o chamado TOEFL iBT) em um centro aplicador. A nota final do iBT varia entre 0 a 120 pontos, sendo que cada uma das quatro seções, vale  30 pontos da nota final. O exame tem validade de dois anos e pode ser realizado em várias cidades do país. Consulte AQUI os locais e datas para fazer a prova.
Já o IELTS foi criado pela Universidade de Cambridge e é administrado pelo British Council.  Diferentemente do TOEFL, não tem prazo de validade e pode ser refeito sem limite de intervalos. Mas é importante saber que as universidades geralmente exigem exames realizados há menos de dois anos. A nota é dada em uma escala de 0 a 9. A prova é dividida em dois módulos, um chamado de Academic Module – voltado a candidatos de graduação e pós-graduação; e outro que é  o General Training Module – voltado a profissionais. A prova é aplicada em todo o Brasil de 2 a 3 datas por mês. Para consultar onde você pode realizar a prova, acesse AQUI.
Diferenças entre TOEFL e IELTS – e como se preparar
Para o especialista Paulo César, a diferença conceitual da prova é que o TOEFL é um teste de múltipla escolha e apela para o aluno que é mais intuitivo. “É ideal para aquele aluno que consegue se achar no meio da informação”, explica.
Já o IELTS é um teste mais concreto, mais objetivo, e você tem que lembrar de muita informação. É um teste que requer uma estruturação maior do aluno. “Mas os dois testes testam as competências de forma muito boa”, afirma.
Outra diferença é na disponibilidade de materiais. Segundo o especialista, o acesso ao material para o  TOEFL é muito maior.
Parte oral: principal diferença entre TOEFL e IELTS
Uma das principais diferenças entre os dois exames é o Speaking (Parte oral). A gerente de Exames do British Council, Vanessa Lopes, explica a diferença: “No o IELTS, você faz a prova oral individualmente com um examinador, enquanto no TOEFL esta prova é feita via computador, com mais de um candidato na mesma sala”.
Para decidir, você deve avaliar como se sente melhor ao falar no idioma. “Muitas pessoas acham que falar com o instrutor é melhor porque é ao vivo, já outras ficam inibidas com a pessoa na frente. Depende de cada um”, argumenta Paulo.
Qual é o seu destino?
Outro ponto importante para a escolha entre uma prova e outra é o destino do seu intercâmbio. Se o seu foco é Estados Unidos, o mais indicado é o Toefl. Se é para algum país na Europa, é o IELTS.
Mas muitas vezes o destino não está totalmente definido quando o estudante começa a se preparar. “Se ele não tem a mínima ideia de qual país ir, sugiro ele focar no Toefl, que é o teste mais amplamente usado no mundo todo”, orienta Paulo.
Já se você pretende estudar no Reino Unido, Austrália, Canadá, Nova Zelândia, Irlanda, África do Sul, o IELTS pode ser uma melhor pedida.
Existe diferença na valorização do mercado?
Os dois exames são amplamente aplicados no mundo. Mas, de acordo com os seus objetivos profissionais, há diferenças que devem ser levadas em conta. Se você não irá utilizar a prova com fins acadêmicos, o IELTS pode ser a melhor alternativa. “Para estágios internacionais normalmente o tipo de prova solicitada é o General Training que é somente oferecido pelo IELTS”, defende Vanessa, do British Council.
Já Paulo, da Philadelphia Consulting, observa que para os brasileiros, o TOEFL é mais reconhecido no país.”Já tive várias companhias que pediram para os funcionários apresentarem uma nota de TOEFL, por ser muito reconhecido”, afirma.
O que é uma nota boa no TOEFL e IELTS?
Avaliar o que é uma nota boa em exames padronizados é um tanto relativo. O que você deve levar em conta é o que as universidade pedem. “As graduações geralmente variam entre 80 ou 90 pontos no TOEFL. Algumas mais competitivas pedem no mínimo 100 ponto, que é o que os mestrados e MBAs pedem”, explica Paulo.

 º º º º º º º º º º º

Credits 
 The article was posted by: Giana Andonini – Estudarfora org
 Original title: TOEFL x IELTS: Entenda as diferenças e saiba qual escolher!



Grau de dificuldade dos idiomas



Grau de dificuldade dos idiomas

Romeno é mais fácil que inglês. E nenhum idioma é mais complicado que o Xóõ
Aprender uma nova língua não é fácil, mas por que algumas são mais difíceis que outras? Dois motivos. Primeiro, a distância entre elas na árvore genealógica dos idiomas. Quanto mais próxima, mais fácil de aprender. Outros critérios contam, como alfabeto e pronúncia. Mas o segundo motivo é motivação, segundo linguistas e professores. Ela faz a diferença. Ou seja, você pode até ficar fluente em !Xóõ (pronuncia-se estalando a língua no céu da boca), mas vai precisar de mais tempo. E muita paciência.

Fácil
Idiomas com mesma origem têm mais semelhanças. As línguas latinas são como primas que cresceram juntas, mas se afastaram. Francês é mais difícil que espanhol e italiano porque teve influência germânica (exemplo: chic vem do alemão schick). E o inglês é a amiga que se enturmou: somos mais suscetíveis a aprender a língua que está em todo lugar.

Espanhol
Número de nativos: 390 milhões
Família latina
Alfabeto latino

Italiano

Número de nativos: 80 milhões
Família latina
Alfabeto latino

Francês

Número de nativos: 220 milhões
Família latina
Alfabeto latino

Inglês

Número de nativos: 400 milhões
Famílias germânica
Alfabeto latino

Romeno
*
Número de nativos: 24 milhões
Família latina
Alfabeto latino
Aprender a língua do Conde Drácula não é assim tão difícil. Existem aproximadamente 500 palavras semelhantes ou até iguais entre romeno e português. Um exemplo é superior, que se escreve e pronuncia da mesma forma.

Médio
Aqui entram idiomas de famílias diferentes, mas quase sempre com o mesmo alfabeto: o latino, o mais usado no mundo. Mesmo línguas de outras famílias ficam mais próximas quando usam o mesmo alfabeto de base. Neste caldeirão de letras latinas, está a maioria dos idiomas da Europa.
Alemão
Número de nativos: 100 milhões
Família germânica
Alfabeto latino
Islandês
Número de nativos: 320 mil
Família germânica
Alfabeto latino

Polonês

Número de nativos: 42,7 milhões
Família eslava
Alfabeto latino

Finlandês*

Número de nativos: 7 milhões
Família fino-permiana
Alfabeto latino
*É uma das raras línguas ocidentais que não deriva do tronco indo-europeu, mas do urálico (junto com o húngaro e o estoniano). A diferença aparece principalmente na pronúncia, cheia de vogais. Às vezes lembra o japonês.
Turco
Número de nativos: 73 milhões
Família turcomana
Alfabeto latino

Grego*

Número de nativos: 13 milhões
Família helênica
Alfabeto grego
*Inspirou o latim, origem da língua portuguesa. É, digamos assim, um tio-avô. Então, mesmo com um alfabeto diferente, a expressão “tô falando grego” deveria brincar com outra língua, pois o grego está longe de ser o idioma mais difícil do mundo.

Difícil
O aprendizado de uma língua passa pela escrita. Aqui nos deparamos com letras, ideogramas e sinais que nos são estranhos. E muitas dessas línguas são tonais, o que dificulta. A palavra vietnamita khao, por exemplo, pode significar “ele”, “ela” ou “branco”, dependendo do tempo levado para falar as vogais.
Vietnamita
Número de nativos: 73 milhões
Família Mon-khmer
Alfabeto Latino
Língua tonal (tem palavras que mudam completamente o significado, dependendo da entonação que se usa para pronunciar)

Russo

Número de nativos: 164 milhões
Família eslava
Alfabeto cirílico

Tailandês

Número de nativos: 60 milhões
Família kradai
Alfabeto khmer
Língua tonal

Mandarim

Número de nativos: 885 milhões
Família sino-tibetana
Alfabeto logograma
Língua tonal

Japonês*

Número de nativos: 127 milhões
Família japônica
Alfabeto logograma
Língua tonal
*Assim como no mandarim, aprendizes de japonês precisam memorizar milhares de ideogramas. São dois sistemas silabários e cinco de escrita. Haja coração (e memória) para encarar essa língua.
Coreano
Número de nativos: 71 milhões
Família língua isolada
Alfabeto hangul
Língua tonal

Árabe*
Número de nativos: 206 milhões
Família semítica
Alfabeto árabe
*O árabe é tão difícil de aprender a ler que o lado direito do cérebro (responsável por dar uma leitura geral das letras) fica sobrecarregado e simplesmente desliga, deixando o lado esquerdo se virar sozinho.
Quase impossível
O sistema vocal complexo de alguns idiomas exóticos torna a tarefa de aprendê-los quase impossível. O que vai fazer diferença, daqui para a frente, é a determinação e a força no gogó. Há registros de africanos que desenvolveram caroços na laringe por causa do !Xóõ.
Tuyuca
Número de nativos: menos de mil
Família tukano oriental
Só consoantes simples, poucas vogais nasais e um amplo vocabulário. Calma que piora: para os indígenas da Amazônia que dominam a língua, a única forma de afirmar algo é terminando a frase com um verbo (Yoda tuyuca fala?).
!Xóõ
Número de nativos: 2,5 mil
Família khoisan
Em Botsuana, na África, as pessoas conversam usando cliques (estalos feitos com a língua no céu da boca). O alfabeto é construído com cinco cliques básicos e 17 adicionais.


º º º º º º º º º º º

Credits 
 The article was posted by: Daniela Kopsch, Felipe van Deursen e Renata Steffen
 Original title: Quais as línguas mais difíceis de aprender?

Fontes: Neide González, professora de linguística da USP, especializada em aprendizagem de língua estrangeira; Heloísa Salles, coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Linguística/UnB; Cláudia Mendes Campos, professora da UFPR; Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language; SIL International.


Life is too short to waste time



  
Life is too short to waste time

I woke up this morning thinking about all the sadness in the world. I’m not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with the news. Maybe not. But what I have realized over the years is something very powerful and motivating. The plain and simple truth is that life is short. You’re here one minute then gone the next.
It’s funny. We don’t actually think about this much. Until tragedy strikes us, we don’t give it a second thought. We never realize that life is short and it’s meant to be lived. Instead, we’re immersed in stress, anxiety and fear. Fear. That’s a word that many of us live and die by. Not physically. But emotionally and mentally. Even financially. Yes, sometimes even spiritually.
We’re all victims of fear. We all conjure up these what-if scenarios in our minds that drive us crazy. What are we so afraid of? Why are we so deathly running in one direction when we should be embracing fear? This has nothing to do with you or me or anyone else. It’s pre-programmed into our minds. We’re afraid of pain. All kinds of pain. So we try to embrace pleasure.
Tony Robbins often says that we’ll do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure. We would do more to avoid $25,000 being taken from us than going out there and earning an extra $25,000. But this fear of pain is ruining our lives. Life is too short to live this way. It could just be our last day on earth for all we know.
We always hear about people being taken from this world too suddenly. Some calamity strikes and they’re gone. Here one day and vanished the next. As if they were some memory. And when that happens, you realize that life is incredibly short. But after the pain and agony of that subsides, you realize something else. Life is meant to be lived.
Don’t wake up another day to live in fear. Embrace it. Follow it. Love the fear. Move outside of your comfort zone and do things that you normally wouldn’t do because today could be the last day. You might not even know it. But if you don’t enjoy the journey rather than worrying so much about the past or trying so hard to achieve something far into the future, then what’s the point?
Sure, there are things that we need to do. There are goals that we must achieve. I know that. But what about this thing called fear? If you don’t tackle it, not only will you never achieve your goals at the highest level, but you’ll live a life so constricted by the mere thought of something that you’ll never extricate yourself from the confines of your own self-inflicted prison.
How To Embrace Life
Considering that life is so short, we have to embrace it. When I say embrace it, I mean the fear. Ever get that feeling, when you had been so afraid of doing something for so long, and then you successfully did it, that you suddenly became empowered by it? Something like public speaking or asking a girl out on a date. Stuff like that. Know what I mean?
Fear is very powerful. Most of us would rather live these complacent lives than to embrace and overcome our fears. But that’s not enough. That doesn’t work if you want to take life by the horns and really make something of it. When you live in fear, everything becomes a larger struggle because you’re fighting so hard to move away from the potential pain that you forget about what it means to live life itself.
As an entrepreneur, I can tell you that I’ve often lived in fear in the past. It wasn’t until I moved myself out of my comfort zone that I was able to take the bull by the proverbial horns. It wasn’t easy. Nope. Not at all. I was so used to living in fear for much of my life that I was stifled by it. But then something happened and I came to realize that life was too short to be paralyzed by fear.
So I embraced life. I welcomed fear. In fact, I beckoned it. I started doing things that I was deathly afraid of doing. And you know what? Some wonderful things started to happen. I found people who were ready and willing to help me. I began attracting the right things into my life. I wasn’t just thinking abundantly. I was acting it.
Through the failures in life, I’ve learned a lot of great lessons. I’ve learned about the nature of people. I’ve learned about business. Love. Contribution. And most importantly, about persistence. So if you’re sitting there thinking that you’re too afraid to embrace life after just realizing that life is incredibly short because some event has jarred you out of your thinking, here’s what you should do right now.
#1 — Write down everything that you’re passionate about in life
When was the last time you stopped to write down what you were passionate about in life? No. Not just think it in your mind. To actually write it down? Been awhile? There’s a certain switch that happens when we write things down. It moves from the abstract into reality. Thoughts materialize on paper in front of us. This is monumentally important.
Ask yourself what are you passionate about? Don’t answer something superficial like money. Money is just a conduit to something else like freedom or security. The question is about passion. You’re not passionate about money. Maybe about what money would bring. But forget about money for a moment. What else are you passionate about?
Is it your family? Is it helping others? Is it traveling? Is it new experiences? Is it reading books? Write it down. Write down everything that you’re passionate about and then a short description of why it means so much to you in life. This is crucial. Don’t skip this step.
#2 — Write down what you’re no longer willing to tolerate
We usually end up tolerating things because we’re too afraid of the alternatives. For example, you might tolerate a relationship because you’re too afraid of divorce. You might tolerate your 9-to-5 job because you’re too afraid of starting your own business and failing. Or you might tolerate your diet because you’re too afraid of trying to lose weight and failing or what others might think about you.
What have you been tolerating? What have you put up with in your life for far too long?  Don’t just think about it. Write it down. Again, writing it down makes it real. Thinking about it keeps it in the abstract. Write it down then write down why  you’re no longer willing to tolerate it.
Something uncanny happens when you do this. You won’t realize it right away. But your mind will start searching for ways to overcome those things that you’ve been tolerating for too long and have been holding you back in life. Watch. Just do it and you’ll see how it unfolds.
#3 — Revisit the big goals that you gave up on
When you realize how short life is, you begin to understand why you can’t sit around on your hands any longer. And that you need to revisit those big goals that you gave up on. Write them down. What did you want out of life that you gave up on? What did you settle for instead? Why did that happen?
We live in fear too often. We think that if we reach for something and fall flat on our faces that it’s the end of everything. We failed miserably. But you know what? That’s okay. I’ve learned more lessons through failure than anything else. It drives you. It motivates you to reach for more.
What’s stopping you from going after that goal? Remember, life is too short to allow it to slip through your fingers. Don’t let a tragedy jar you you and awaken you to that simple and realistic fact. Don’t ignore this. Do it right here and right now. Be honest with yourself.
#4 — Create a new set of empowering goals
Ever heard that saying, the best time to start is now? Well, it’s true. Rewrite your goals and create a solid plan of action. You can still go after goals that you had years and years ago. Did you know that Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of KFC, was 62 years old when he started what’s now become the most famous chicken restaurant franchise in the world? And it was after many many failures with just $105 to his name.
Don’t make excuses. Life’s too short for that. Create a new set of empowering goals that will fuel you and drive you forward. Don’t be afraid to fail. As long as you don’t give up, you won’t fail. Just get back up again and keep pushing. Complacency is not an option. When you look back at things, you’ll never think about the things you did, you’ll think about the chances you didn’t take.
It’s tough to have regret like that at the end. We’re so busy worrying about present-day problems that we forget about the long-term benefits of achieving our biggest and most outlandish goals. Go for it. Don’t cower away in fear. Push and push. Your future-self will most definitely thank you for it.
#5 — Come up with compelling reasons to achieve your goals
We will always do more for others than we’ll do for ourselves. With that in mind, come up with some compelling reasons for achieving your goals. What can you do for others? What can you do for your family or friends? What about for the community? What matters most to you? That’s what’s important. Not individualistic desires.
I know that you’re like me and that you would go out of your way for people close to you. You’d do whatever it took if they were in danger, wouldn’t you? Well, why not do whatever it takes now, even if they’re not in danger? What type of life can you provide for your family or what value can you give to the world if you were to achieve your dreams?
Figure that out and you’ll find the solution. Come up with reasons that you would quite literally give life and limb for. I’m not exaggerating. Think about it. In the past, didn’t you do whatever it took to achieve something when you really wanted it badly.?And I mean badly enough? Of course you did. That’s the secret sauce right there.
#6 — Write down 3 times in your life that you’ve overcome fears and succeeded
Fear produces stress and anxiety. It engulfs us like a wildfire. I hate that feeling. But it’s also true that we have all overcome our fears in the past. Even if they were little ones. We’ve had breakthroughs. Get back to that point, mentally speaking. What situations can you recall right now where you overcame your fears to succeed?
Even if it was something not major. That’s okay. But don’t just think about it. Write it down. Be descriptive. What were you thinking? What was going through your mind? How were you so afraid but were able to overcome it? What thought process did you have to go through to get there?
The biggest take away? Find out what you did to overcome that fear. And see how it can help you overcome what you’re afraid of today. Be honest. The more honest you are, the better. You have to walk through the pain. You can’t ignore it.
#7 — Do something outside of your comfort zone
We all have a comfort zone. I know I have one. But pushing yourself out of that is important. Even if it’s something small. For example, if you’re afraid of meeting new people, go to networking events and speak to others. Push yourself. It’s only temporary discomfort. But that temporary discomfort could mean a lifetime of empowerment and comfort.
It seems small. I know. But our little actions build up steam. It creates momentum. If you’re deathly afraid of public speaking, find a way you can speak in public. Embrace the fear. Literally. Life is too short to ignore it. It doesn’t take too much to get this going. If you’re deathly afraid of heights, get on an airplane or go up a really tall building and peer down the side. Whatever it it takes.
Your life is literally on the line here. It’s easy to ignore fears rather than to embrace them. But you embrace them, something happens inside of you that’s inexplicable. You change. And it’s for the better. It gives you fuel for the fire to achieve anything you want out of life. Nothing is impossible when you embrace your fears. Remember that.
#8 — Contribute something of value to help others
When was the last time you did something for someone else? Do you often search for ways to help others? For me, that’s one of the most important things in life. I want to find ways that I can help the people around me. And you should too. You know why? Because life is about contribution. It’s too short to only worry about yourself.
The best part? If you can find something that fuels you that’s bigger than just you, it gives you purpose. When you add value to the lives of others, an extraordinary transformation occurs. Imagine being able to make money doing something you love and also giving to other people at the same time.
Of course, this isn’t just about making money. You should find ways to contribute in any way possible. Donate your time to help others solve some problem or just to lend a helping hand. If you have disposable income, consider donating some of it. Do something to make the world and the lives of others better and you’ll begin to attract good things in life.

º º º º º º º º º º º

Credits 
 The article was posted by: Wanderlust Worker
 Original title: Life Is Short: 8 Steps For Embracing It And Following Your Dreams

Quitters never win


Quitters never win
We’ve all heard the saying before: Winners never quit, and quitters never win. So, why is it so easy for so many people to quit on their goals? The answer is simple: It’s easy.

The harder choice would be to push through the obstacles and the challenges. Facts are in, more people will fail at success than succeed. More people will fail at their fitness goals than succeed. More people will fail at their marriages than succeed. More people fail in college than succeed!
The failure rate at anything and everything seems to be higher than the success rate. It comes down to one thing: Those who make it just never quit, and those who don’t quit too soon.

What if Thomas Edison gave up on his attempt to improve the light bulb? What if Michael Jordan quit when he got cut from his high school basketball team? What if Martin Luther King quit on his march for freedom when things got a little scary?
Where would we be as a society if the leaders from our pasts quit on the greatness they pursued in their lives that have changed and affected so many lives thereafter?

In my career, I’ve learned a very important lesson I will continue to carry with me: The only way to fail at anything is to quit.
The great Napoleon Hill once wrote,
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step BEYOND their greatest setback and failure.
This leads me to believe that most people have failed and quit right before their greatest achievement was about to occur. Often, there was just one more step needed. If you aim to achieve some sort of greatness in your life, the task will not be an easy one, and you’ll want to quit multiple times.
But, before you do, remember a few key points:

                                 REMIND YOURSELF WHAT YOU’RE GOING BACK TO

If you were happy with your life in the first place, you would have never ventured on this journey to achieve something greater. When someone pursues success in life, it’s exciting and empowering at first.
The future seems bright, but because everything in life gets mundane after doing it for so long, once the excitement dies down, the obstacles and challenges start to feel overwhelming.

The paths they expected didn’t have the setbacks and failures they’re now experiencing, and this is usually the moment when they start doubting whether they’re doing the right thing.

One thing is true in life, and that’s that you cannot control the circumstances, but you can control your response to them.

Before you quit, remind yourself what you’re quitting to go back to. Remind yourself of the life you didn’t enjoy and the situation that didn't make you happy. Remember why you ventured out for greatness in the first place.

It may feel good to revisit at first because it’s where you’re most comfortable. You won’t have as much pressure, and the challenges may go away temporarily, but once the dust settles and you realize where you are again, the feeling of not being satisfied will rise again.

You’ll be unhappy again, except this time, you’ll be ridden with guilt and disappointment because you failed your attempt. The more times you let yourself quit on your goals, the harder it becomes to continue chasing them.
Lance Armstrong once said,

Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.
Reminding yourself what you will be going back to is sometimes enough to push you to move forward.

REMIND YOURSELF THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD QUIT
Doing what most people do will only grant you what most people have. If you want different results than what most people get, you need to be willing to do what most people won’t. Not quitting is one of those things.
When times get tough, most people choose to quit. If it’s an easy choice to make, then it’s probably the wrong choice. In life, you constantly face two choices when opposition comes your way -- the easy choice or the right choice.
If most people are busy making the easy choice, challenge and push yourself to make the right choice. Sure, it’ll be harder, but it’ll get you further ahead and closer to achieving your goal.

More opportunities exist on the roads less traveled. It’s less crowded. And, those who are there are people who have faced the same challenges and risen above the occasion and pushed past their own obstacles. What better place to be than in the vicinity of those looking to achieve the same things in life?
Free yourself from the conformity of others. Pave your own way. The latter of that would be to live the same and have the same, therefore, be the same and stay the same... forever. Remember, the choice is yours.

REMIND YOURSELF THAT THE BIGGER THE CHALLENGE, THE BIGGER THE REWARD

No matter where you are in life, if you’re looking to achieve something great, how far up you need to climb determines the magnitude of the challenges you will encounter.

Most people look at challenges and grow discouraged without realizing that a challenge is an invitation to the next level of success in your life. A challenge is simply a mindset you aren’t used to acknowledging. That’s why they feel so uncomfortable at times.

Finding the right solutions and getting the right perspective doesn’t change the challenge; it changes the person pursuing it. Like Abraham Lincoln once said,
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
It all comes down to a matter of perspective. If you’re being challenged, it’s not the end of the world — it’s the beginning of a new one.
Understand that life wants you to succeed; it wants you to have everything you’ve ever wanted, but it won't make things easy for you. It wants you to work for it. It needs to challenge you mentally and shape you to become the caliber of person who can have that certain type of success in life.

You can live your entire life desiring and wanting more and being comfortable with the mentality and person you are now, or you can allow challenges to change you and mold you into who you want and need to be in order to achieve your most desired dreams and goals.

If you are not getting ahead in life, you are falling behind. Remember, whatever you seek is seeking you. But, you have to allow the challenges to shape you. Embrace them. Accept them. Napoleon Hill said it best,
For every obstacle and failure carries with it the seed of equivalent benefit or advantage.
Can you train yourself to find that silver lining in every obstacle? Can you brush yourself off and go at it again? Do you have what it takes to make the right choice over the easier choice?
One last thing before you quit: Remember that no one else deserves success more than you.

We are all running the same race. You can’t control where you begin, but you can control where you finish. Some of us have to work harder, dig deeper, seek longer and push further. But, we are all unique and hold within us a unique advantage. It’s your job to discover what that is and pursue it with all you have.

Develop the habit of moving beyond your limitations and fears. When you quit, you are only quitting on yourself. Before you quit, decide not to. Like the great Olympian Ruben Gonzalez once said,

                Develop the courage to start, and once you start, 
                develop the courage to not quit.

º º º º º º º º º º º

Credits 
 The article was posted by: Sandy El-Rayes
 Original title: Quitters Never Win: 3 Things To Remember Before Throwing In The Towel

Recent Posts

http://www.add-digital.com.br/blog/como-usar-o-mp3-player-do-google-em-seu-site/ -Player do google para site

Wikipedia

Resultados da pesquisa