Goals and Dreams

Our goals are important. They are what urges us to get up in the morning; brush our teeth, work out, walk the dog and get to work. Our Dreams play in par with this. We stick to our goals so we can follow our dreams.

I have struggled with my goals and dreams for a long time. I try to set myself a goal, to accomplish a task, but i have never had a clear dream. When i was younger, i thought i was meant to be an electrician, because it was solid money and would make my parents proud. I have wanted to be a psychologist, because I love understanding and helping people, though the idea came from idolising someone else, and what they had accomplished.

Is this a bad thing? No, everyone has people they look up to. Look at the big companies: Apple, Tesla and Microsoft. I would be lying that I have never dreamt I was successful as Tim Cook. But there is a distinct difference between idolising and being inspired by successful figures. Though i will not be implementing Tim’s impressive work ethic, I would implement his dedication and passion for his job. When you love what you are doing, you will be more inspired to continue working. This is not something that hasn’t been said before. Falling in love with your work will help you achieve your goals, consequently achieving your dreams.

But, it is not so cut simple. If your working in a dynamic industry, such as social media, doing the work does not guarantee your success as an “influencer”. You have to adapt, overcome your obstacles and be unique. There is no set process to success. You have to make a commitment and stick to it.

With goals and dreams, it is difficult to complete the goals without the dream. I have struggled with this for a long time now, but I think I have found one.

I want the world to be a better place because I was apart of it Life is a bitter sweet amount of time, our lives are our memories. So if we don’t have memories, then who are we really. Though I am unsure of the right direction for my life to go in, it is fair to say that if I can improve the world, just a little bit, because I was here, my job is done.

My best advice for those without direction or a dream, no matter what age, you will find something that you will fall in love with. There is no direction in life you need to go, there are windy roads that take you down all sorts of paths. But, by making smart decisions, even over little things such as the food you eat, you will find the right roads leading to the right destination.

What I want

For a long time, I have struggled with what I wanted to have in life. For a lot of my younger years, I felt as though I needed to be a protector for others who cannot protect themselves. This was a result of my self-imposed failure I put on myself when I was younger; where I could not protect the I loved the most.

So, for most my life, that has been my goal; to protect others in the face of danger. This still is a huge part of my life. I don’t feel obliged to, I feel as though I must. But, this has not made me fulfilled. I want to do more, I need to be more. This is a selfish ambition, but I feel as though I have a destiny to do something great. This keeps me up at night; what is it? I keep pondering, searching for what this is. Maybe I won’t know what this ‘destiny’ is for a while, but I will keep looking for it.

Why am I writing about this? Well it was one of the first ideas that came into my head, and I wanted to write about it. I think it is the most important part; whether you want to do write about it. I have never pursued what I wanted to do, I was afraid of failure. Although I am going to university, this does not mean I won’t be able to purse my wants.

Whether this is career-wise, love or life ambitions, I will choose what I want.

We always forget we have this only life to pursue all of our goals. If others bellittle your abilities to grow, then they are afraid of your accomplishment.

If I could summarise this post in four words it would be this; go with your gut.