Thursday, June 28, 2007

Having a Dream

I have just stepped out of a life of the ordinary. For too long, I have had the usual life ambitions. You know - finish school, go to university, get a good job, get married. That's all fine and I can tick all those boxes. But I never really had a dream a passion for something more than myself. I do now. I have come to realise that I cannot live a life without a dream. It would mean I will just drift anywhere the wind blows me. I certainly don't want that. So I have set myself some goals, and my dream is to fulfil those goals. So that is what I will invest my time into achieving. I'll be something more than ordinary. Be who I want to be. I now have a dream. Now I realise:

A dream makes life worth living
A dream gives you purpose
A dream gives you focus
A dream gives you ideas
A dream gives you inspiration
A dream gives you determination
A dream gives you tenacity
A dream gives you passion
A dream gives you vision
A dream makes you see possibilities
A dream helps you overcome challenges
A dream broadens your horizons
A dream gives you fulfilment
A dream gives you abilities
A dream gives you ambitions

Some notable quotes:

"To me, there is only one form of human depravity - the man without a purpose." --Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it." --Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." --George Elliot

"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." --Benjamin Mays

"By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own." --Mark Victor Hansen


  1. Hehehe I'm first tara ra ra ra ra! FG this is one of your best write ups.
    i concur with you that O! afterall what is the essence of life in itself without a dream?

  2. Inspirational and motivational post.

    Btw, did you check out that book? (I think I mentioned it in one of the comments I wrote sometime ago)
    i.e Bishop Jakes' new best-seller book- Repositioning yourself: Living life without limits.

    He mentioned similar ideas to what you talked about in this post.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. oh yea vote for me!!!

  4. i feel you on this one. one thing i believe is why why why would i waste my precious life living the norm, when i can carve my own niche and write my own story?

  5. I always ask myself what my purpose in life is but i havnt found out yet. I hope to soon.
    Nice post.

  6. There is nothing as great as being your own person. It takes the grace of God.

  7. I 'dream' a lot and also fantasize. One of which is that i'll buy an ISland and sail away on a yatcht. Dreams are very essential for living a purposeful life.

    When one dreams. however, one should work towards actualizing that dream. After all, Joseph transformed from a slave to a KING and he was a dreamer!


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  9. excellent. love the poem. inspiring


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