Follow your dreams
No dream is too big to realise, but it does require complete focus to turn it into a reality.
What so ever may be the dream, it is always good to have dreams of your own. The reality which is visible in today's world was a dream one day. These comforts and luxuries what we have today would not have been possible without dreaming.
The persons who dreamt of a better world and a better life contributed their focused work to realise them. Realisation of their dream was their success.
Not only they made themselves happy but they had made other's life more comfortable too. For an instance, flying of a human being was dream for many. However not many were focused on their dreams except Wright Brothers (Wilber Wright and Orville Wright), who turned the dream of flying of a human being into reality by making an airplane.
From that day onwards the persons who wanted to fly are realising their dream. The best thing in dreaming is that once your dream is realised; it is then shared with many others.
Now at present the airplane is not the same as it was when made. The dream of having comforts and safety in the air had encouraged many dreamers to bring reality to all the human kind.
Now a flyer can even have the benefit of World Wide Web called internet at the height of more than 32, 000 feet from the ground while travelling in an airplane. So it does mean that today's dreams are reality of tomorrow. It is never wrong to be a dreamer, there are number of people in our society who curse the dreamers. They do not want the individuals to have dreams, such type of people pretend to be practical but inside they do know that they are following the dreamers.
The people who do not dream are the followers of dreamers. When we buy any product or consume any services, we are getting the realities of dreamers. Who could have thought in early eighties that we would have organisation without any boundaries? See around you and experience whole change, the world has become a global village. People are no more strangers to the diverse cultures and civilisations.
The festival of one country is celebrated in the whole world. People from far countries congratulate each others at every celebrating occasion and let others feel their presence. Believe it or not, this was also a dream of many to be with the loved ones at celebrating occasions, but it was not possible, but now this is the reality.
For those who have dreamt must have realised by this time that it is not easy to realise dreams. It is the toughest task to do. People around us are not very encouraging.
At instance no one would believe in your dream. Despite of repetitive attempts, you may not be able to convince others about the reality of your dream. People will force you to drop this dreaming and many would say that you are a day dreamer.
No wonder they would also alias you as "Sheikh Chilli". But let them speak and not discourage you. These hatred, ignorance and sarcasm is the food for the dreamers hunger. At least you must find a person or a group of persons who support you.
May not they agree with your idea or dream, but their presence would always charge you to follow your dreams. That is why it is said that you have to follow your dreams. Follow ups is the methodology that keeps us connected with the dream and its essence. In this state here comes the importance of focus, attention, concern and hard work.
Recently we celebrated the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda. His following lines always inspire me and I present it to all of you. Swami Vivekananda said "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let it be so great, so strong, that there may be nothing else left in the mind; no place for anything else, no time for anything else. Let the brain, muscles, nerves and every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone; This the way to success. And this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines."
Dreams are not for self rather they must be for many. There are number of people who have dream of their own only, in that situation they do sacrifice the benefits of others. They try to fulfill it even if their dream is damaging others. There could be many dreams but in this year let us dream for everyone who either belongs or does not belong to us. Dream for our country, our motherland our India. Everyone of us must dream for the growth and development of our country. Dream for relatives, friends and colleagues. Dream not only for your own career but others too. Let us share our dream for the better future and don't rest till we turn it into a reality. (Prof Arora is a Punjab-based career skill developer with more than 15 years of business experience. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)