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Follow That Road Of Dreams:

Updated on August 26, 2009

We all have dreams!  When we are children we dream of maybe being a fireman or astronaut.  Those dreams change many times through those early stages of our lives.

I for one encourage daydreaming because out of daydreaming our dreams can become goals.  Research has shown that daydreaming and nighttime dreams can be useful to consolidate learning and help people to achieve success.  Many creative people like Walt Disney found that they had one thing in common.  They all spent time daydreaming about their area of interest.

Dreaming keeps update patterns in the mind.  So when people dream of being successful they are more likely to become successful.  It really becomes aligned with positive and negative thinking.  If you think positive, it is more likely that positive things will happen.  Also, those that are only letting in the negative side of events in their lives and dwelling on them---they will continue to have negative things happen.  Research shows that 3/4 of everyday workers in boring jobs, use vivid daydreams to ease the boredom.

Daydreaming is a pleasant feeling for both positive and negative folks.  Yes we all do it!  Every man, woman and child can be whatever they want to be in their daydreams.

There are two types of daydreamers:

The positive daydreamer, who takes action to gratify his wishes and takes definite steps to turn the dreams into reality.



The negative daydreamer, who takes no steps to fulfill his wishes and goes on dreaming waiting for some miracle to solve his problem and just bring it to him on a silver platter while he simply sits and waits. 

How many times have you been startled by someone interrupting your thoughts as you escaped into this wonderful world?  No it's not just for children.

Where would we be today if Edison's dreams of electrical possibilities, or Beethoven dreams of musical masterpieces were not put down on paper?  All those people took positive action and turned their dreams into realities.

I have met people that have insisted that their son or daughter become a professional, as a doctor or a lawyer and that is a noble and honorable profession.  Yes, they followed their parents wishes and they are successful, yet the professed that it was not their dream---it was their parents dream and they wished that they had taken a small amount of time out of their lives to at least grab for their dream.

Maybe, now with so many people out of work they might reach out and grasp this opportunity to take that daydream that was always there.  What have they got to loose?

I also believe that we all know what are limits are so therefore there also lies our realistic dreams and yes, some first attempts do not immediately bring bigsuccess.  Everything worth while has to be earned by working at it and if you really believe in that dream you will succeed. 



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    • EverythingMouse profile image


      9 years ago

      I truly believe that we should all follow our dreams. I hope that I am passing that thought on to my children too.

    • Tamarii2 profile image


      9 years ago from NEW YORK


    • Ginn Navarre profile imageAUTHOR

      Ginn Navarre 

      9 years ago

      Aya, we both know that our dreams will succeed only if we truly believe in them. Dreams are just like anything else---you have to work hard at it and earn it.

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      Aya Katz 

      9 years ago from The Ozarks

      Gin Navarre, great hub that resonates well with what I've always felt. I'm definitely big on daydreaming, and this has helped to bring to fruition childhood dreams that I never gave up on, even though they had to be deferred for decades.

      I have noticed that there are different types of dreams that can be helpful, and others that are not helpful at all. There are some people, if you ask them, what would you rather be, and they answer substantively: I want to garden, or paint, or write, or save people from burning buildings, or raise thoroughbreds. These are all substantive dreams, and the people who have them can follow up on their dreams by turning a hobby into a way of life and even a profession.

      But there are people who don't daydream about substance, they daydream about where they want to be in the social hierarchy, people who say: "I want to be a manager", when they have no idea what it is they want to manage. These daydreams are not helpful, because there is no path they can take to get there, without at least taking some kind of interest in a particular line of work.

    • Ginn Navarre profile imageAUTHOR

      Ginn Navarre 

      9 years ago

      Goldentoad, I agree we start with our dreams and we should never let them go.

      Cris A, the monkees were right-on!!

      Christa, that verse had a lot of truth in it.

      Feline, yes I feel sorry for those that don't allow themselves to dream.

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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      It's a sign of the times we live in that the words "You're such a dreamer" sound like an accusation! If you're part of the rat race you aren't supposed to stop and dream...what could be sadder than that?

    • Christa Dovel profile image

      Christa Dovel 

      9 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

      Where would we be without our dreams? "Without a vision, the people perish" is one of my favorite verses.

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm with The Monkees, I'm a daydream believer :D

    • goldentoad profile image


      9 years ago from Free and running....

      It all starts from a dream

    • Ginn Navarre profile imageAUTHOR

      Ginn Navarre 

      9 years ago

      Jerilee yes, I kind of feel sorry for those that don't allow themselfs to dream.

      G-Ma, my dreams have taken me through 77 years and I'm still dreaming. With out dreams you have nothing.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      "Dream that's the thing to do" love this song...Nicely done hub too and so very, very true.. .'things are never are as bad as they seem' So Dream....Thanks G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

    • Jerilee Wei profile image

      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      I for one am exceptionally grateful that I had a mom who not only encouraged us to dream and go for our dreams, but also who gave us a childhood that allowed time for dreaming. Love you.


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