Today, I did post on Instagram my picture with a quote saying, “I am grateful for each breath in and out”.
One of my Insta friend said “Life in every breath”. As we started conversing he also shared one of his readings, which goes like this – “Think about your goals and dream in life and think how your actions are helping you achieve this dream. All your actions should only be in service of achieving this dream.”
So, we all have dreams – don’t we? Some dream of having a family, some dream about their career achievements, for some it’s their startup, product, loved ones, traveling around etc.
Types of dreams are endless; the point is having a (Short term / Long term) dream first and then taking actions towards achieving it. That made me think. Most of us have dreams, but then how many and how often do we work towards achieving it?
Isn’t living about living to fulfill our dreams?
So, what actually happens? Let’s take my example, one of my long-term goal is – before I die I want to build a school/ shelter for orphan age kids. Say even if I am able to give minimum 15 kids a home, family & education I will feel that I accomplished my dream.
This has been my dream, the time when a kid I adopted from an orphan age died due to AIDS at a very early age. He made me realize, what it means to give shelter and a family for an orphan.
After speaking to him, I realized I do have this dream and I believe strongly about it. But what am I actually doing about it? Absolutely…..Nothing.
At this stage I don’t have a plan where I want to start this school, how much will it cost to buy & build a school. How will I raise more money & how will it sustain in the long run.
Let’s not get lost in my dream & it’s planning complexity. The question we need to ask is…what’s the purpose of our living? What gives us that motivation to wake up & concur our days?
They are dreams because they are not going to be easy, so we need to put in every day some effort so that we fulfill our dreams. We need to invest time so that we get closer to our dreams. Else we will find yourself going as the wind blows, living a meaningless life & when we will look back….we wont be happy about how we lost control over our life.
Let me end by asking you to practice 10 mins act. Spend min at least 10 mins to work towards your dream – let it be researching, reading, posting content, or practicing… anything related to your dream. With this you will slowly bridge the gap between making your dreams come to reality. If we can dare to dream, with our daily efforts we can for sure make them real.
Cheers to all the dreamers! Good Luck!
Never stop dreaming and more importantly don’t forget to keep working towards it on daily bases.