Do you still have dreams and aspirations for your future, or have they been crushed by life?
I'm still dreaming, even though I'm 35 years old, I still have it in me, and I know what I'm capable of achieving.
I'm age 56 and young enough and old enough to beat out all pior dreams on a dream list that has been going on for 30 years in which 85% came true.
You fall down,
you get up again,
and you go round and round and round,
The song gose something like
those are great answers. You're never to old to dream. Castlepaloma I've started a dream list as well. It's very encouraging to see them all written down.
To be honest when I was younger, I used to dream big ALL THE TIME, as I always felt like I would be destined for great things. Not to sound egotistical, as I'm fairly modest, but I always felt like I was capable of a lot of things when I was younger that it wasn't even funny. Sadly, I was never exactly encouraged in any dream aspiration that i had growing up, as my family would often dismiss it as pure nonsense. In fact quite the opposite, as most of my dreams were never encouraged. Growing up with hardly any friends to support me like my brother, it really didn't help me at all.
As I know when I was younger, I wanted to be originally work on comic books, since I used to create my own little fantasy stories all the time as a child. However, my art teachers never thought I was good, and my parents would say it was a waste of paper. Not that I would ever try to get back into that now, as the burning desire to create stories no longer exists within me. Sure, I'll draw some of my old characters once in a while for fun, but I have no yearning to create anymore stories for them.
Nah, I think I'm probably a lot more better evaluating art than I am at creating it anyway. At least, that's what I think.
Anyways, to get back on point here, do I still dream big? Not exactly. I try to fight the battles that I know that I can win these days. Sure, I try to dream big, but most of my dreams are more realistic and feasible goals. Not the outlandish that I could literally be anything that i want dreams that I had as a child. No, that part of me doesn't exist anymore, as I try to think of things realistically as possible; while hoping for the best.
Although I must say that I'm a lot more mellow about things than I used to be. When I was younger, I'd always get nervous about almost anything, but now I'm more of a laid back person that likes to keep things on the down low...if that makes sense. Besides, life is way too short to allow all the small stuff to get ya.
As I've gotten older, my dreams have gotten smaller, but I like to aspire to bigger and better things, because dreaming gives me drive and motivation
My dreams and aspirations have changed over time. These days I love being with my whole family, and understand how lucky I am to be with them.
Aspirations now? To continue enjoying what I have.
My wife and I had a dream of touring the US in our retirement, but that has been crushed by the recession and the failing job market.
At the same time, both of my children now live near us (or will in a couple of months) and I hope that they continue to do so. I may have a retirement full of children and grandchildren that I can see every week instead of once or twice a year. It will more than make up for the loss of travel.
...of course i still have dreams and aspirations...figure I always will...some change/evolve...some realized...more to come
I aspire to be married again, this time to the right girl, I aspire for one more child and dream of still being alive to see him/her graduate.
Totally. All the time. I still think I'm going to be a huge novelist someday. I'm funny. I'm honest. I care. Why would I stop thinking those things matter and that hard work will pay off?
I dream of being and old ass bastard hanging out with my same wife of so many years, reflecting on having at least gotten a lot of it right despite the mistakes.
I admit to still dreaming that Keira Knightley is going to show up while my wife is taking a shower and the two of them are going to go off on each other and eventually invite me in to it, but I also admit that I am not wholly committed to the statistical likelihood of that dream as it compares to the other two.
I think I will put on my dream list...now,
Set up Dream Work Shop
For many who have too many broken dreams or one's who just want a kick in the butt to get started.
Rule number One
Make your DREAMS Big enough, that it matters
Small enough, you can handle.
I won't toss in any links or whatever, but I can tell you that Franklin-Covey is a system that makes dreams happen in just the way you suggest. I'm not an affiliate, I'm not going to link anything, but dreams can come true, and that system, those courses help. At least they have for me. Three degrees, three novels, some health goals, even a hand made shirt of chainmail. It's out there. Dreams are the net result of focus and effort. They are the beginning and the end, the bread around a meat sandwich of discipline, strategy and effort.
Who has time to dream? Dreams are 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, that is the phase I am in now. Mr Edison said it right when he said "with every failure I learned what didn't work" I would like to believe I am a lot like him. He kept going until he got it totally right. Now I work myself to exhaustion every night and go nights with no sleep at all. Which brings us back to "who has time to dream?".
Edison actually said 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Dreams have interpreted over 5200 keywords and symbols and over 20000 different meanings. We start with an Inspiration: Goals then move more work which is the Dreams plan and waking dream thinking, or day dreams.
Three Secret Motivational Methods of Thomas Edison•
“Maintaining A Dream
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You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with." Thomas Edison’s dream was to provide every American household with affordable electric power
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