Analysis Of Colin Powell's ' Dream Doesn 't Become A Reality Through Magic '

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Colin Powell emphasizes that “[a] dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” (BrainyQuote). Meredith Bowman, through twelve years of school, thirty-eight teachers, and graduating near the top ten percent in her class, has the focused mindset to seize the reality of her dreams. She has chosen the path of Business Management to carry on the tradition of her family’s long standing study in the business field. Bowman, as a result, in five years, will start working for the Department of the Army as a Contract Specialist in Germany with the ultimate goal of becoming a contracting officer, because she will obtain her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University (WKU), already visited Germany, and her parental influence in the Department of the Army. The business aspect of the Army holds Bowman’s interest and always piqued her interest. She grew up in an Army household. Her father was a Command Sergeant Major and her mother worked for the Department of the Army as a Procurement Analyst/ Contracting Officer. As a child, she watched her mother go to work every day with expressed curiosity. Her mother explained what she does and how it supports the troops. She always felt a special connection with the Army, and knew she was not made for enlistment but wanted to serve her country one way or another, so following the path of her mother and working for the Department of the Army was her next best option. Obtaining the dream will

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