Power of Dreams
When we look around us, we find people who are successful, highly successful. They have achieved some feats which are unimaginable for others. Sachin Tendulkar in cricket, Roger federer in tennis, NR Narayan Murthy in business, Shahrukh Khan in movies, Chetan bhagat in writing, Sonu Nigam in music and various other people who have achieved great feats considering their humble background.
What differentiates these people from others, what has made them to be successful while others could not be so successful?
It is their power of dreams and the passion they have for the work they do.
It is this power of dreams which is most important for a person; the freedom to follow what she wants! However, more often than not parent instead of cultivating and nurturing the power of dreams – curb children’s dream by saying it is not possible/not practical/unaffordable etc.
I believe parents instead of stopping children from dreaming should encourage them to dream. At the same time – parents should encourage children to develop qualities which would help them fulfill their dreams. These qualities include hard work, dedication, determination, commitment, sacrifice, team work, creativity, right attitude, willingness to learn among others. These qualities are not being taught by any school, one has to learn these qualities by themselves and what better way to learn these than pursuing what you want.
Even if all the children may not succeed in realizing their dreams, yet the process (of working towards their goal) itself would ensure they grow up to be a balanced and a better individual.
Even though material things like car, house, money gives people happiness, I believe nothing gives you more happiness than accomplishing what you wanted, your dream.
So Go Follow your dreams and remember what our ex-president Dr. Abdul Kalam said
"Dream is not what you see in sleep, dream is the thing which does not let you sleep."