Why Put a Lid on Your Dreams?
  • Jul 03, 2017

Why Put a Lid on Your Dreams?

Sometimes it is tempting to think that one’s location in life can affect the quality and size of dreams a person can have. For example, how can you dream of making a flying car when you are from a country where even toothpicks are still largely imported.

However, history is littered with people who dreamed beyond their immediate realities; people who dared to believe that the impossible was within reach if they would only stretch themselves and reach for that which appeared unachievable.

The beautiful thing about dreaming is that you can do anything, be anything, go anywhere and see everything without spending a dime. Dreams are free. So there is no reason to limit yourself when you dream. Dream big; aim high; and believe that anything is possible. Cast off any limitations in your mind because it is true that the world is changed only by people who dare to dream.

I look around and see the feat many have achieved in various fields of endeavor. All I see is people who dared to dream and reach for the impossible. But they did something beyond dreaming which is where most people falter in their pursuit of big dreams. The people who we admire, celebrate, and look up to as high achievers are the people who did more than dream. They planned and executed their dreams.

In each and everyone of us there is a dreamer. Some of us stifle our dreams; some of us cuddle our dreams and keep them close to our chests but the best of us step out of dreamland and do something to bring those castles in the air into reality.

If you are struggling with making your dreams a reality, here are a few tips to get you started on your journey to living your dreams.

First, find out as much as you can about what it will take to realise your dream. Research, ask questions, talk to experts who may give you valuable insights into the details of what your dream entails.

When you have gathered as much information as you can then it is time to put a plan in place for getting you from zero to 100 percent completion of your dream. If you find that all you know is not enough to get you to 100 percent completion, just start, make your mistakes, learn from them, and keep pushing your dream forward. What you will find is that everyday you will learn a better way to do the things you must do to make your dream happen. Thomas Edison did not know the material that would make the perfect filament for his light bulb when he set out but he kept at it and today the world is lit because one man refused to give up on his dream

What will the world remember you for? Maybe the world is too grand a space for you to dream about. What will your country, community, or family remember you for? The best time to start doing something about those dreams that plague your thoughts was yesterday but since we have today, make the most of it and trust me you will be glad you did. What’s more? Posterity will thank you for your valuable contribution to make the world a better place.


Ukot Umezinne is the Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja Based Life Skills Experts and moderator of the Education Hub Africa group on Facebook.

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