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3 steps to achieve your dreams
World of dreams
“Twinkle Twinkle little star how I wonder what you are.”How many of you remember the old nursery rhyme that was once our favourite playtime song in our childhood? I am sure to have an overwhelming affirmative response to this silly question. Of course, who can forget the golden days of the past? Much like a free soul, loitering in the mist of imagination and fantasy, devoid of its weary, we have spent our time. We lived in a world full of dreams.
Do we dream anymore?
However as we grow, our perfect carefree world gets eluded. Once a free mind is now occupied with inhibition, fear, prejudice, complexities, indecision, and uncertainty and our life become a mere ordeal, a struggle for existence that presides over all our actions and reactions. Does that mean we have stopped dreaming? Have we become nothing more than a stoic insignificant being just leading a purposeless life? Take a moment and think deeply. How many of us have tried to look back and understand what this rhyme wanted us to think? Why do you think we wonder? I am quite certain, none of us have ever thought in that way. We are too occupied in the race against time for survival then to ponder on such useless things. Some may say we don’t even dream anymore. The realms of imagination have reduced to a million shards of glass when faced with the rock of realism. However this may seem a more practical approach towards life but I tend to disagree.
Life is a beautiful dream come true
Life is a beautiful journey, a journey inspired by our dreams. Life is all about dreams. Dreams are the very essence of our existence. In reality, we all dream. Our dreams however changes as we mature and face the hardship of life. The dream that was once a figment of our innocent mind becomes elusive and a more concrete and defined dream takes its place as we grow in life. This is the dream that guides our life as a guiding star. It drives our actions and reactions as this dream gives our life an objective, a goal. It is the twinkle twinkle little stars that we as a child always wanted to hold in our fist and wondered at it in awe and amazement.
All it takes, is to believe
Our dream gives us an objective. But how do we suppose to we achieve it? Just by wondering and gazing at it? Or by thinking that in time we will reach towards it? Or by working tirelessly and often aimlessly, with the notion that it would lead us to our goal? In fact all it takes is just to believe in our dream and pursue it till we reach it. Our actions should be driven towards fulfilling our dreams, which I believe can be achieved with the right effort towards a well planned action. So we may say that dreams gives purpose to our life.
Dare to dream
Unfortunately as adults, we do not appreciate the importance of dreams in our life. Few are so engrossed in their struggle for existence that they lose the very reason of their existence. Life often gets compromised for materialistic pleasures and we lose the things that are most precious in our life. We ignore and become unresponsive to the little things that mean so much in life like joy, fun or even feelings and emotions. If we turn to the chapters of the world’s most successful people, we will see that they have just achieved what they dreamed of. It is their dreams that gave shape to their life. They believed in their imagination, dreams that gave wings to their thoughts and creative mind to explore beyond all limits.
- As Martin Luther King said “I have a dream!” it was his dreamed that changed the world around him forever.
A Hero lies in you.
Dream to be someone different
Imagine would Shakespeare become Shakespeare had he not imagined.?
Would Sachin Tendulkar become Sachin Tendulkar if he had not dreamed?
Would Leonardo Di Vinci become the famous painter that he is even today, had he not dreamed of Monalisa and poured his dreams into the canvas so perfectly?
There is no person alive that isn’t filled with dreams, goals and ideals. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live. It makes us what we are.
- “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." as Orison Swett Marden said.
Live your dreams
Dreams brings out the creative mind in us which has the audacity to venture into the unknown and unseen and create something beyond the obvious. It helps us to appreciate the soft humanistic nature that usually disappears from our life as we grow and reach adulthood. It adds a rhythm to our dull insipid life and creates unlimited dimensions for our life. A dream rekindles the fire of ambition within us and inspires us to achieve it. Life without a dream is ship without a compass. We continue to traverse the long tedious journey of life against the perils, but never reaching the shore. It is what makes our entire life worth living.
Believe in yourself. Follow your dreams
What it takes to live your dreams
As some of the most inspiring personalities of the world have said .................................
“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.” ~ Neil Gaiman.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis.
Your dreams gives your life the motion it requires to move ahead and tread the tedious journey across the wretch of time. It gives the courage to achieve our goals and face the hardship with a brave face. Dreams help us to stay ever young and do not let our self perish before the dawn of time.
Three things that you need to live your dreams
- Believe: One who dares to dreams has his dreams come true. He lives his dreams. He lives a life of dreams. There is every bit of magic in life you just need to believe , you never know what will surprise you tomorrow. Cling on to you dreams and it would never let you down.
- Focus and confidence: Follow your heart. Follow your dreams. Be your own inspiration. Chase it till your dreams are realised. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.Remember pursue your dreams they will find the way in the course of life. It is a rudder that would guide your footsteps towards your goal.
- Act: The distance between your dreams and your achievement is action. Make plans to achieve your dreams. Work towards the fulfilment of your dreams. You may fail but don't give up. Remember you only fail when you stop trying , when you give up. Have the courage to stir your action again and again till you reach your dreams.
Know your dreams
To make your dream come true , you must at first know your dream. Lets us answer these questions to see whether your dream is 'The Dream' of your life.
- Do I have a clear , definite dream?
- Is it consistent or it keeps changing?
- Am I focused, is this what I want the most?
- Is my dream realistic ?
- Is it controlled by variable beyond my reach?
- Have I devised a strategy to achieve it?
- I am working towards it with every action , with every move?
- Am I happy , satisfied working towards my dreams?
Once you answer them , you would certainly know whether it is the dream that you would pursue over a lifetime to climb the pinnacle of success.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. - Colin Powell
You the one
After writing so much about dreams and how we should achieve it, I did come to a conclusion , that its actually YOU! It has always been YOU. You are the Captain of your own ship called life. Your dreams are just destination, your north star but it is you who would decide over the path that would take you closer to your destination.
If you decide the right path , right action you are ought to reach your dream. Hurdles will come on the way but it is you who have to choose, whether to give up or to continue. Remember every obstacles , every hurdle you face would make you stronger , would make you determined to face the hurdles and overcome them with confidence.
We are what we make our self, what are what we choose to be.