Dreams for the future

                                 “To pursue a dream one must have a dream.”

        I was in the 9th grade when someone posed me the question “What’s your dream for the future?”  I said, “I wanted to be an engineer”, but there was really not much confidence that it was what I wanted to be. So that day, that question kept flickering in my mind. So I started scribbling my thoughts and what ended on the top of my list was “I want to be a writer and someday I’m going to be an editor of an leading International magazine.”  Few weeks passed before I mustered up the courage to tell it to anyone.  To my advantage a lecturer visited our school to address us. He asked us individually from the audience. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Almost everyone who was there in that hall knew me and this was the time I said to everyone “I want be a writer!” I had a huge relief in my head! The lecturer commented that it was a very interesting choice I’ve made. That encouraged me not to stop here but to pursue my dream with zest!

         Having a dream is easy but the journey is what counts the most because the harder the journey is the sweeter your dream will be. I’ve had difficult times. So tough I’ve even felt like I’m slipping from the edge, hanging by a thread!  Every time I think of many reasons for me to stop pursuing my dream I stop and think about the one reason I kept going this far. How was that possible? Well I’m surrounded by people who believe in me and encourage me in my endeavor. My family, close friends and teachers are my greatest cheerleaders. Their ongoing support is what bolsters my self confidence to give me that extra courage to achieve my dream. Today, I believe I’m on the right track. I’m still young and wild, I got plenty of time to adjust my self according to the changes happening in the world. One must adapt to what’s happening in the world. Only then and only then can one achieve success. His ultimate goal. 

Everyone have their own dream. A dream that they could make one feel that it is his purpose to live on the face of this earth. Remember when we were young ? We had all sorts of dreams. Things we would want to be when we grow up. Silly things that we would come up with. “I want an Ice Cream! I want to be Superman! I want to be like my dad! I want be a princess! I want help people!” When we were kids we were determined to reach that goal. Even if it meant crying embarrassingly in public begging your parents for ice cream. Where is that zest for achieving goals today gone…….??? As we grow up we learnt the fear of failing. The fear of what others might think about us. The  responsibility. The little kids didn’t know what responsibility means. They were just happy. I think we most of us are not happy with things going on around. Stop and think. Is loved one at home ? Is he/ she smiling ? No? Go make that person smile and let him/her know there’s someone out there who loves him. You would be even more happier that you are the reason behind that smile and happiness.

Coming back to goals. I remember my teacher once told me. A person has interests. Things he loves doing. Things he enjoys doings. Things he wants to share with his friends and family. A person has goals too. The key to enjoys perusing your goals and taking your friends and family with you on your way to your goals. Is to connect your interests in life and your goals in life.

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I’M YOUNG AND I GOT A LOT OF YEARS TO COME BUT YOU MIGHT BE SO MUCH FAR FROM ME BY AGE AND DISTANCE BUT I WISH YOU HAPPINESS AND GOOD LUCK IN ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS. ITS UP TO YOU DECIDE, ARE YOU GOING TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF OR THE WORLD.
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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson
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