The biggest inspiration for the students of the country Dr. Abdul Kalam Once said “Dreams are not what you see in sleep. They are the things that do not let you sleep.”
Everyone has dreams. Me, you, others everyone. Everyone has dreamt of becoming something. That dream of your was beyond your life, beyond yourself and beyond everything else. And as Ryunosuke Satoro said, “Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations”. It was a very big dream. And it may be possible, it is not big for others. But that dream was your life.
But in your journey of life, you have lost it. Not because it is impossible to achieve. But because you do not get you results while were working on them. So you have stopped working on then. Because you have a firm belief that if something is not showing results it means it’s not working.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey
Let me tell you a story to better understand your dreams
In the far east, they have something called Chinese bamboo tree. They take 5 years to grow. They have to water and fertilize the ground every day and it doesn’t break through the ground until the 5th year. But once it breaks through the ground, it grows 90 feet tall within 5 weeks.
Now the question is whether it grows 90 feet in 5 years or 5 weeks?
The answer is obvious. It grows 90 feet tall in 5 years. Because at any time had that person stopped watering and nurturing and fertilizing that bamboo tree would have died in the ground.
And I can see people coming out talking to that guy when they are watering, fertilizing the ground that is not showing anything. “Hey, what are you doing? It’s been a long time man. So how long you have been working on this”.
Similarly in life when you were working on your dreams people will come to you. They will ask “How long you have been working on your dreams and you have nothing to show. This is all you got to show. There will be times when you have nothing to show to them. People will talk about this and that about you. Because they can’t see you doing what they have never even imagined.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
People will do that to you, it is obvious but because of these senseless people and some people will stop. Because they don’t see instant results. They will convince themselves that people are right. I have been working so long on this and I have nothing to show.
But you have to understand one thing. It doesn’t happen so quickly. You have to keep on watering your dreams. They are not gonna show you results as quickly as you want. It has to happen. A lot of things gonna happen that will catch you off guard. So, therefore, you have to deal with it and handle it as it comes. Not only that but the faith and patience drive you into action you have to keep moving, and plugging away.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
During those hard times. We don’t know how you will deal with it. During those times when you fail and things don’t work out. And no will be with you. You will be alone in your whole journey. You have to fight your battle with the sword of faith and shield of belief. The persistence and hard work will play the role of bow and arrow. But you know what, you have to remind yourself one thing that you are working on your dreams. And you need not to stop until you fulfil them. Someone said, “the harder the battle the sweeter the victory, always sweeter.”
It is good for you. Why? Because, when during that hard time and struggle you develop a lot of qualities. See, what you become in the process is more important than the dream. It is far more important. The kind of person you have become.The character that you build. The courage that you develop. The faith that you have been manifesting.
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein
Oh, its something that you get up in the morning and see yourself in the mirror you are a different kind of person. You will get a better version of yourself while the whole journey. You walk with a different spirit. People know that you know what life is, that you have embraced the life. You know it was hard but you did it hard. And that was your choice.
“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up” – Rachel Corrie