(appleaddict). In it, she poised a question I believe is very important for everyone living on the surface of the earth today - what is your dream? It is important becomes heroes in history are dreamers. The history makers of our world are endless dreamers. That is why it is a very important question. In one of my blogs "who are you and where are you going", I shared on the fact that who we are, reflects our purpose in life; and where we are heading, talks about our visions and dreams towards becoming who we were meant to be. The significance of a dream in a man's life cannot be overemphasized. Someone said, "just as fuel is to a car, so is dream to a man." When a life is void of a dream(s), the life is soon gone. Many people walk the streets today with no goal, no dream, no ambition, no vision, some with nothing to live for. They just wander about looking for wonderlands. No wonder news headlines nowadays are filled with many different stories of suicides because people lack foresight and dreams.
I remember someone told me when he asked a 5 year old what he want to be in future; the young boy smiled and raise his voice in ecstasy "I want to become 'Superman' (the TV series hero)". Amazing, the confidence the young boy had in himself and sees no reason why he wouldn't be able to fly, run or save the world just like the Superman' he sees on TV. I reckon the same thing applies to each and everyone of us. When we were young, we had no fear whatsoever whether we were capable of our dreams coming through or not. We knew no failure. We cared less whether Dad and Mum agrees or not. We didn't have impossibility in our dictionary. We simply had the hero sensation within us and we believed it.
What happened thereafter, as we grew older, we came across few failures along the way that took away our confidence. We began collecting different kinds of opinions from friends and families that made us believe not everything is achievable. We started moving with 'the impossibles' gang; before we knew what was happening, we had 'impossibility' inserted into our common vocabulary such that we lost the faith and courage of achieving our dreams of 'saving the world'. That's exactly how most of us lost our dreams in the pathway of life. We lost them to fear and dread. We lost them to the 'impossible' polls from friends and peers. We lost them to the unpleasant situations and circumstances that perhaps defined our grooming. We lost them to what our fathers and mothers wanted us to become instead of what we always dreamt of. We lost them to careers our societies have labelled 'star careers'. We became limited through the imitation of those we refer to as the 'celebrities of our generation'.
I once heard of a man (Asa Griggs Candler) who sat in his room in Atlanta Georgia and said "One day, I would make the whole world say 'Coke'". Look around you today, unarguably, you can tell that tevery individual, one time or the other have voiced out that world 'coke'. I once read of Larry Page and Sergey Brin (owners of Google Inc.) when Larry had that crazy dream and idea of downloading the whole World Wide Web on his desktop and there goes Google today. All you and I need is that dream that might seem initially impossible. John F. Kennedy was once quoted to have said, "we need men who can dream of things that never were." Let your dream be your drive. Let it be your passion. Allow it to envelope you. Let it be your fuel. I assure you, sooner than you can imagine, you will get to your destination. Let your dream possess you. It's yours!
I have a dream of becoming a professor. I had it right from the age of 16 and I have stood with it eversince. I have no doubt in my heart, I will reach it. I am almost there. I just have to keep believing and never give up. If you have a dream too, I want you to beat your chest with courage and say with me "I WILL MAKE IT!"
- Le dynamique professeur