What is Your Dream?

Everybody has a dream… the only thing is, some people don’t know what it is. They don’t know what the dream is because it has been buried under responsibilities, social norms, and expectations. If you don’t know your dream, how will you do what you love? Don’t give up… you can dig your dream out from all the ruble of life and social expectations.

How you ask? Well, since there is no magical digger machine to help you clear this rubble… I have some tips to help you dig it out with your own bare hands… and it’s really worth it.

Let’s start with something easy…. What is something you do with your spare time?Do you make websites or blogs, collect comic books or pogs, are you a history buff, a writer, a cook… what do you do?Go through your list of hobbies and make a list of the ones you love…

What are your talents? We all have a talent… you may be an expert at finding your way around an unfamiliar town, pick up languages quickly, play an instrument, can balance a spoon on your nose… everyone has something… what is your gift?Write these down on a list.

What is your work social style? Do you like working in a small intimate group, do you like to work in a big busy atmosphere, or are you a lone wolf? Is your social environment at work making you happy? If not what would you came and why?

What is your preferred physical work style? Do you like standing, or sitting behind a desk. Do you like building things, or demolishing things? Do you like hiking or traveling for work? Think about these and write down what it is you like.

What are the happiest moments of your life? Think about it. When you were a child, a teenager, a young adult… go through the phases of you and pick out the happiest times. Was it being on your grandparent’s ranch and feeding cattle? Was it fishing on the ocean? Was it working at Booster Juice in high school or being in musical theatres. Was it putting on family dinners, or helping your family set up for a big wedding? Write these things down!

Finally, go through your lists and create an idea map. Use this map to chart out the things that make you the happiest, and what you can do to do these things. If something in there really inspires you you’ve found it. If not… try to experiment with the things on your list and try to find your bliss… it may take patience and dedication… but it is worth it.

Dream Big And Stick With Them No Matter What

Dreams are an important part of life. They allow us to hold on to things that are important to us, while also reminding us what we are working towards. Our dreams also reflect a bit about our personality and what we are hoping for. Not only are individual dreams vital but the dreams of a generation can show the direction of a society and what hopes people hold dear.

Changes

Our hopes and dreams develop as we do. The more we learn about our lives and society, the more detailed and complex our dreams become. When we are young, we dream in big terms, what we want to do when we grow up, where we want to go, and other broad concepts. As we grow and begin working and pursuing more complicated work and personal goals, our dreams develop as well. Instead of dreaming of a particular job, we dream of being able to do something particular like helping at a shelter or solve the energy crisis. We also dream of things and places that we want to see but as we grow, the reasons that we want to visit these places become just as important as the places themselves.

Identifying our Dreams

What is it that you dream about? Are most of your dreams about your work or about your family, hobbies or traveling? Our dreams can help us identify our goals and what will make us feel happy and fulfilled in our lives. Do you dream of having kids, a house or of being a CEO in your company? Maybe you dream of all of these things! By understanding what we dream and hope for, we are better able to make decisions that will make us happy with our life.

Our dreams can also help us adjust our focus if we have become distracted from what is truly important to us. If you dream of having children, it is important that you take time out for your spouse and that you maintain a strong relationship and build a household that the children can thrive in. If your dreams are work related, it is important to work hard and work to improve your training and skills so that you are prepared to move up the ladder at work. If you have big dreams involving both work and family, it is important that you think through the implications of both. This will help you see the plans that will allow you to fulfil all of your dreams and will help you work towards them. Everything is possible with a little planning.

Following our Dreams

Never let someone tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams. Move towards your goan, one hurdle at a time. Dreams about daily life and travel are only restricted by our ability to work towards them. We can choose to make changes that will move our daily life towards our goals. We can also make plans and save, to allow us to reach our dreams of travelling or exploring. No matter what the dream is, there is a way to plan and prepare for it.

Hold on to your Dreams

No matter what your dream is, you have to hold on to it. Even if it becomes something that you can do as a hobby outside of your typical work, your dream is important. Our dreams reflect our passions and goals. When you pursue things you are passionate about, every aspect of your life will be improved. You will be focused on finding resources and time for your passion and maybe work towards making it a source of income so you can work on it all of the time.

Even when we have not reached our dreams, they help us work through the trials of each day. When you can look at your work or accomplishments for the day and see that whatever you struggled with has helped you move towards your goal, it encourages you to continue. Each step moves us closer to holding our dreams.

Dreams are important for everyone. Never let someone tell you that your dream is impossible. If you think about your dreams in a reasonable way, you can establish a way to reach it. This might involve working towards a particular job or saving for a certain trip. It all depends on the specifics of your dreams. Regardless of what your dreams are, identifying them and working towards them makes each day easier to face. Every trial becomes a challenge that we can face and overcome in pursuit of our dreams.