I thought #2… What they don’t see is the mountain

I thought #2… What they don’t see is the mountain

[DV]

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.  READ MORE

I thought … At the end you will get your turn

I thought … At the end you will get your turn

[DV]

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.  READ MORE

Make the world a better place

Make the world a better place

[magical quote]

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

What is Mandela Day?

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.

“It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task.

Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done

Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.  TAKE ACTION, INSPIRE CHANGE HERE

FREE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS HERE

I will what I want

I will what I want

[Time]

“Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer”.

Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks  to learn after watching the video :

  • Dance came into my life very unexpected
  • With my single parent, my mother and 5 of my siblings
  • I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing
  • Something that I was passionate about
  • Something that gave me a voice
  • A major ballet company
  • To set an example of what a healthy image is
  • Dreams are possible
  • You really can push yourself to become anything with the right work ethic and support around you
  • I hope to see more diversity on the stage
  • I hope the audience is more diverse
  • People go to see performances
  • They want to see themselves up there
  • Endless opportunities
  • Something they could attain
  • I want them to be able to see dreams through me

 

Weekly photo challenge – Atop

Weekly photo challenge – Atop

 

“To see what others cannot… You must climb the mountain”   – Ron Akers

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Atop
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
The 7 mile miracle

The 7 mile miracle

[Outside Television]

John “John” Alexander Florence (born 18 October 1992) is an American professional surfer. He is known as “one of the most dominant Pipe surfers of his era” and has most recently won the title of 2016 World Surf League Men’s Champion, thus naming him the best surfer in the world. John John is the first Hawaiian champion since 3 times world champion Andy Irons. [Wikipedia]

Follow John John on Instagram HERE

 

 

“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

 

[Under Armour]

“Michael Fred Phelps II is known principally as the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 Olympic medals spanning over three Olympic Games. He has actually competed at four Olympics; however, he did not medal at his first Games in Sydney, Australia. He is recognized for his formidable butterfly, though he also specializes in individual medleys and the 100 and 200-meter freestyle.”   Read more @  Swimswam

 

“There are reasons why I swam every holiday, every Christmas, every birthday,” added Phelps, explaining why he was the most dedicated of swimmers. “I was trying to be as prepared as I could, and I tried to see what I could really do and what my potential was. I just really did kind of whatever it took.”  Read more @  Olympic Org

 

Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge
Share a cup of success

Share a cup of success

    The Soul Pancake

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Nice to meet you
  • Nice to meet you too
  • It keeps me focused on my path
  • Going after life, I’m proud of him
  • Side-business, I make like home-made shea butter
  • You have to do what you love
  • I’ve been with my wife for over 40 years now
  • How about you?
  • At my ceremony we got to walk across the stage with our parents
  • She was happy about what I was doing
  • I have been able to retain my family through the ups and downs of life
  • I want my business up and running
  • One placement on a CD that goes gold
  • Take chances
  • It was great meeting you

 

 

They call it dance. I call it life.

They call it dance. I call it life.

  [Teen Vogue]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • You leave home at a very very young age
  • To pursue to becoming professional ballerinas
  • It was a stepping stone in the right direction towards becoming a part of a company
  • New York City Ballet was the dream company
  • So I’m now officially a part of the New York City Ballet
  • I honestly couldn’t be more honored
  • You take class at 10.30
  • Have rehearsal until 7 o’clock
  • When there is performance, you have a show at 7.30
  • I have to work on who I am on stage
  • What makes someone stand out, what makes someone unique
  • Everyone is unique in their own way
  • There are so many people I look up to
  • In five years my goal is to be a better dancer, to be a better artist

 

 

 

 

Quote of the day (14)

Quote of the day (14)

Quote 14

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What stands between you and where you want to be?

What stands between you and where you want to be?

Watch the following video :

   [soulpancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • There are pressures all the time
  • Follow their dreams
  • They think it’s corny
  • The fruit comes off the vine
  • People try to discourage me
  • I wanted to quit
  • The energy you put into it
  • There are always things to look forward to it
  • Take the risk
  • You have beautiful experiences along the way
  • Run a business
  • I am creating the world I want to live in
  • Making art and reaching people
  • Setting a goal
  • Success is when you’re happy with yourself
  • Don’t accept the no, ever