Dreams (DEFINITION SERIES PART 1)
Dream [dreem] n. 1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleepIf the definition of a dream is that, then why do we associate that word with our future goals and aspirations? When we want something bad enough, we are almost blinded by that desire. You eat, sleep, and breath your dreams. Your whole world gets consumed by it. Eventually your mind does not give up the thoughts even after you have fallen asleep. Michael Jordan was consumed by his basketball just as Jimi Hendrix was consumed by his guitar.
What did these men have in common?
They became the best at what they did, when they did it. They became the standard by which all other young aspiring basketball players and guitars players lived by. Being obsessed is one thing, but stopping a person who refuses to give up, is another. If you want something bad enough, you will do anything possible to attain it and become an unstoppable force. With that said, think about your dreams. Think about what you want to be doing for the rest of your life. Now set goals for yourself and make sure they are realistic and attainable. Lastly, make sure you are working towards your dreams EVERYDAY. This is the problem the majority of people encounter. Dreamers eventually get so caught up in the tedious tasks of day to day life that the dreams they were trying to make reality eventually fade away. Life is difficult, very difficult, but that's not an excuse to give up. Eventually, the process we knighted the "just until I get out of college" phase, becomes who we are.
“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you” - Tom BradleyTo be honest, my entire life I had been a dreamer but I never a doer. My parents were never really ones to push "following your dreams", they were more content with my brother and I having well paid 9 to 5s. It wasn't until later on in life that I realized that I need to chase my dreams each and every day. I was always the type to have dreams and tell myself that one day I will achieve them, but when will I officially say to myself "OK, NOW I'm following my dream." That day should be NOW and everyday until you get to where you are going.
My dream is to become a writer, more specifically for the NBA. So everyday I write. Each and everyday I write about a topic somehow relating to basketball. It does not matter how small or how long the entry is, but as long as I write and practice, I am getting closer and closer. I am currently trying to pursue a basketball writer position at my school, and hope to attain that soon so I can really get a taste of my future life. But thats a little glimpse of my life.
In conclusion, set goals for yourself and achieve them each and everyday. If you want to be a actor or actress, act in front of the mirror every night, set up false scenarios and act them out as if they were real, and try and get in touch with the right people. If you want to be an author, write all the time, try and write a short story every week and see if you can get some of them published. Things are very attainable, its just a matter of wanting them bad enough.
“Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality” - Someone who followed their dreams.