Dreams are important. Not the scary, exciting or ahm x-rated dreams that you encounter as you drift off to sleep but the dreams and aspirations you have about your future. Well, night-time dreams are also important but that is another topic altogether.
I particularly love the quote:
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
This resonates within me as I live in a part of London that is quite frankly, not so economically developed and I have realised that many students are despondent about their future. Me included, at times. They do not want to spend their time studying and working towards their exams, yet seem worried about them when results day approaches.
Why? No, every teenager is not like this as many study extremely well even if they come from a unprivileged background but what appears to set them apart is the fact they have a clear goal in mind. They have a certain aspiration, a dream, a desire to be somebody and do something with their lives.
Aspiring is a way in which you become motivated to work harder. It is why a builder lays the first foundations of a skyscraper, it is why an exhausted adult with a family to support will do unpaid work experience at an architect firm, it is why a student will revise on a Friday night or in the early hours of the morning. Having a goal leads to motivation which leads to action which makes a person try his utmost to achieve it.
This brings me to my experience of setting a goal for myself, which I will tell you about in an upcoming post. What are your hopes and dreams? What have been your experiences of hopes and dreams?