Dream, Wish, or Goal
In General, we all have goals, or wishes, or dreams…. but in general many of us don’t know how to… or just don’t work work towards those as a reality. A friend said to me yesterday that… “Our society doesn’t teach us that living our dreams is possible. So, many people just live a mediocre life and ‘settle’ living to the minimum that they need to do to survive, but they never take a chance to live to their full potential” ….
I had to think about this for a bit… I don’t think I’ve ever felt that something truly in my heart that I wanted to do…. I couldn’t. I’ve always believed that if it’s meant to be for me… that I could do it. Now there is a difference in a dream vs a reality come true. For instance, I wanted to go to University, but being raised in a single parent family with a low income, the reality of being able to do this wasn’t as easy for me as for most. However…. because it was something that I really wanted, I made it happen. Classes were tough, I had to get loans and money was tight, but I worked part time jobs, spent sparingly, went to all my classes, worked hard, and graduated (by the skin of my teeth… but I did it). Dropping out or Failing was never an option for me. There was never a question as to if I could do it, the question in my mind was always how could I do it. Sometimes I surprise myself to think back to things that I’ve applied myself to and realize that I’ve never failed…. if I truly put my heart into it. There are some things that I may wish… or dream of… but that I don’t think are a reality, and therefore I won’t work for them. For example, becoming a millionaire as much as it would be a dream, doesn’t seem to be a reality for me, so it’s not something that I work towards. That is a decision that I make.
Now this makes me think more, are there people out there who think of attainable things (in my mind) as unattainable in theirs? I, as many others, have struggled with