Dreams and goals are so important. They drive us, give us reasons to wake up in the morning and help us get through life. In my opinion, whether analytical or creative, dreamers hold the world together.
When I was younger, I never considered myself a dreamer, unless worrying might be considered dreaming, but even then I was more of a nightmarer. But then I realized that I had the power to take charge of my life and fix the things that bothered me. Not all in one day of course, but even actively working on a problem made me feel much better about life. Now I can’t imagine going through life without a dream. I love my job and the people I work with but I didn’t always. There were times I was told I didn’t look the way they wanted me to and didn’t act a certain way so I could manipulate customers to buy more. In another job, I had multiple positions, minimum pay and eventually there was what I believed to be unethical situation that I refused to be apart of. They ended up going through with it behind my back and left me to suffer the repercussions from clients, then they said in an email at the end of the day that I didn’t have what it takes to work there.
But you know how I got through all of that and stayed true to myself? Dreams. Goals. I have a dream of a more ethical world, where employees are treat fairly, compensated fairly and customers are treated with respect.
I wanted to have a career in a company that valued my opinion and what I had to offer, and let me use my creativity to help others. It’s not what I’m entitled to, which is why I worked hard and stayed in those other situations for so long. My current job, which I wouldn’t have found if it weren’t for the aforementioned events, lets me do all those things, in unexpected ways, but in more ways than I could have ever imagined. But just because I have my dream job, doesn’t mean I don’t have other dreams involving our world and my own backyard and in time, I will see those come to life.
Dreams help us more forward, give us hope when there is none, give us strength when we’re exhausted from a long day of meaningless work and the patience to wait for the right opportunity.
Please, let me know of your dreams? If you could do anything, what would you do?
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