"Reach for the stars," is just one of many (American) English sayings about goals.
Have you ever wanted something that was placed high on a shelf? Perhaps in order to get that item you had to stand on a chair and stretch your arm to touch it. You reached for the item. When something is far away from us on a shelf or table we have to reach for it.
Here's another example, let's say you live in Santa Barabara, CA and you want to visit San Diego, CA. So you leave your home and start driving (or maybe you take a bus), when you finally arrive in San Diego, you reach San Diego; you reach your destination.
Stars are what we call the tiny dots of light we can see in the night time sky. Stars are not close, but it is possible to study them by creating technology so that they can be observed in greater detail. (New Horizons recently took amazing photos of Pluto, which before had been a fuzzy speck in the telescope. Have you seen the photos?)
What goals (stars) are you reaching for?
To improve your English vocabulary so that you can express your ideas; perhaps it's to communicate with your colleagues. Or maybe it's to study abroad in an English speaking country.
My goal is to help my others achieve their English language goals. I do this by listening, thinking of new ways to help people learn and communicating clearly.
Are there sayings about goals or stars in your native language?
What are your English language goals? Share them in the comments section below.
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