You are so excited. You have a dream that you must achieve. So you put all your energy and time into making this dream a reality. However as times goes by, you are not near your mark. so your energy begins to drop, your are tempted to give up.
Your passion is waning but you push yourself to continue; second by second; hour by hour; day by day; year by year till one day, you can’t take it any more. You become disappointed because you can’t achieve your dreams.
So what do you do? What’s the next step? You have come to a point that you hate what you are doing? You are not sure if you want this dream.
If you are in this position, then you are thinking about the next step or maybe you want to give up. Hold on! Don’t give up.
You Probably Have The Wrong Dream
Before you throw in the towel, have you considered the fact that you might have the wrong dream? A lot of motivation has been focused on having dreams but no one talks about having wrong dreams. The assumption is that as long as you have a dream, you can achieve your dream but it’s not as easy as you think.
I hope I have not upset you but it’s true. There are many ways people can have the wrong dream (I will be talking about this in a future post). For instance, I have seen some friends whose dreams were created by parents, friends and teachers.
I knew a friend who told me that her dream was to be a doctor and when I asked her why she wanted to become one. She said her mum told her it was best for her. She then went on to tell me her mum’s dream.
Is your dream for some one else? if it is, then you have to set your own dream. However, If you don’t have a wrong dream and you can’t achieve your dream, then.
Rethink Your Dream.
It’s time you sit down and think about your dream.
I love the story of Joseph the dreamer. At a young age, he dreamt that his entire family would bow down to him. He achieved his dream but not in the way he had planned it out. He never expected to become a slave in a strange land neither did he expect that he would be in prison or that he will become the second right hand man to the King of Egypt but the good thing is he achieved his dream
There are three things you can learn from this story.
1. Sometimes you don’t know your dream well enough. Joseph restricted his dreams to his family while what he achieved turned out to be bigger. If you think you have not achieved your dreams; maybe you are restricting your dreams with your knowledge of what it should be. It’s probably bigger than what you imagine.
2. The world might not embrace your dream. Steve Jobs had a dream for Apple but it was not well embraced by his investors who threw him out of his company. However in time, he was able to achieve his dream. Be patient with your dream; give it time; keep working on it and you will definitely achieve it.
3. Having a dream is not enough, you must also be prepared. You should understand that the process of achieving your dream is never a smooth journey. Sometimes your dream comes to reality at the brink of surrender (Watch the video below of Heather Dorniden who takes a fall but still wins). You must be prepared. Keep learning, keep doing and watch your dream become reality.
I end with a question, Do you believe that there are wrong dreams? and what way can you create a wrong dream?