Relevance of your dreams and aspirations? A Thoughtful Quote and 6 Key takeaways


May be they are much more than just desires

Childhood and Dreams

When I was small I always wanted to be a Pope. I found him to be a very charismatic and inspiring public figure.

If you asked me as a child what I wanted to become it would be one of the answer you would hear from me. But it upset me to learn that Pope's remains a celibate (Imagine as a kid thinking gosh I won't have a wife, Lol!)

Over the years I have wanted to choose a lot of interesting professions. As one matures you settle for a profession and you settle into it as its a practical option. I have been content with Educating students on Management and Soft Skills, but exploring other opportunities have been a blessing.

Your Inner Map

                            Use your dreams and aspiration to get yourself a good start

I have looked at my Dreams and aspirations as some kind of inner map. It has personally helped me find my purpose and put things into perspective for example, understanding my purpose and my profession.

I think we must own our dreams and aspirations while others share their insights and critiques. They are living their own reality and you got to own yours.

We can share our vision with others. But it is left to us to understand its relevance and how it makes a difference. Making a difference does involves you; and how it impact others too. 

The tendency becomes to only focus on ourselves and the immediate benefits. Modern culture encourages a tendency for quick gratification which may not be totally realistic.

Importance of Being focused

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What happens if we fail; it affects us or may be even demotivate us. But it doesn't have to be like that. I think failing is normal and is a part of the process.

Personally I have caught myself focusing on too many things. They all look attractive and fine. But I think the trick is to focus on a few things. May be 2 or 3 things or ideas that holds your focus.

When we do not focus we have nothing to measure our actions or successes against. This can be both a fruitless and demotivating experience. 

We have not allowed ourselves to get into gear to put our plans to work. We have just been caught up with the novelty and attractiveness of new ideas. If we just put the same efforts into succeeding in a few things it would take us a long way.

Some Key Takeaways

I think there are some key takeaways we can remember:

  1. You must own your goals
  2. Achieving your goals make you and others happy
  3. Goals require proper work and focus
  4. Strong focus is essential, focusing on everything is like focusing on nothing
  5. Measure your progress
  6. Don't focus on the shiny objects only.
There are could a laundry list of things I could put here, but I think in my experience these 6 key points is something that I found to be important.

In Conclusion

Working with people and hearing their stories about their achievements it teaches one a lot. If you feel that people don't believe in your dreams, try winning them over. I have learnt that a lot of times it is about getting a one more supporter than less. 

We should sell the idea to ourselves and others too besides getting the focus right and working our plans.

Wish you a Happy Journey. Do drop a comment and Let us know what goals you are working on. May be you are starting a business or trying to lose weight.

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