Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani teenager who suffered a self-inflicted assassination attempt at the age of 15 and won a Nobel Prize at the age of 17. Her dream is that one day all girls would have the opportunity for education.
She is a girl with two lives: one as an adolescent girl who loves to joke and play with her siblings and worry about school, and the other as an activist who has spoken at the UN Security Council and met with presidents and government officials around the world. Malala has provided us with an important lesson by example: we should never give up on our dreams.
As children, the future looks like an endless horizon and a horizon of possibilities, a piece of modeling wax opened from a fresh package. But over time, we begin to bury our dreams under sayings like “what’s in store for it?” and “it’s life.” We forget the things we wanted so fervently to achieve until the horizon starts to look smaller and we are finally content with what we have.
It’s time to put your dream on paper, make a list of everything you’ve wanted to do in your life, no matter how ambitious it is (becoming an astronaut, a singer’s career, traveling around the world, a concert of your favorite singer.) Make an informed choice about the direction you want your life to go.
Reasons to dream
A dream does not mean the same thing as an idea of what you wanted to do; it’s vastly more. A dream means sensing what it will smell like at that moment, thinking about future conversations with the people around you, experiencing the feeling of how the realization of your dream will bring about in you, etc.
To dream is to create a reality that you can see, smell, feel, and that you can touch every time you dream, even when you are awake. It involves bringing the mental image together, which serves as the basis for your desires and a safety net in the most difficult times, when you need to balance yourself before you can move on.
To give you a light push in the right direction, here are some reasons why daydreaming is invaluable, as a motivation to steal a moment of broader reflection on your own dreams.
People who dream more achieve more
Dreaming means perceiving a goal, and a goal motivates you to move forward, to challenge yourself to achieve something new every single day. People who do not dream limit their reality by building walls around them that will eventually prevent them from seeing the future as an opportunity.
Big dreams are not just the property of very skilled people. In general, people often achieve their dreams only because they tried, and because even though they failed thousands of times, they never gave up. They learned from all their mistakes and turned them into opportunities.
One of the most famous stories of perseverance is the story of Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb. To create the perfect filament, he tried many different types of fibers, until in 1880 he succeeded in making the first filament lamp, which lasted 1,500 hours. What is special and significant about Edison’s story? His perseverance, perseverance, and strong willpower.
Never underestimate the importance of having fun
Fun is a fundamental component of every dream. Dreams should be fun, make you smile, make you experience a passion for achieving them. We spend so many hours doing work that why don’t we make it fun?
An interesting fact: there is an international Fun at Work Day , which is celebrated on the first of April. The goal is to bring joy to the workplace and convey a message about how combining fun and work can make employees enjoy their work more and perform their duties more effectively.
Choose a goal that matters, don’t just make a choice because of its ease. When you have big goals, you also need to make sure that your investment in them is worthwhile.
Spend time developing your dream. Even if it seems impossible or complicated, write it down completely. Give it meaning and integrate it into the rest of your life. Don’t talk about your dream as if it were a loose piece in the story of your life; make it an important part of the story you write every day.