Before I was born, my father had been a part of a traumatizing war, and had seen many people forced to give up their homes and earnings in a matter of seconds, or there would be torturous consequences. He had multiple friends die right before his eyes, and had been put in jail three different times for completely illogical reasons. But my father had a dream–or a goal that he firmly believed in. A goal is a way to measure our progress, thus, it benefits our daily lives. However, dreams can lead to lifetime success if we work hard enough towards them. Some of us have never had a dream fulfilled, maybe because we lack the imagination and confidence; or some of us may have been discouraged by others because we cared about their unwanted opinion. Or honestly, some of us just settle for ordinary when we have a chance to be extraordinary. My Father earned himself a chance to raise a healthy family in a free land. He conquered his dream through potential and perseverance. No matter how much he was threatened, pushed, or shoved around, he never let anyone stand in the way of his dream. ‘Dreams are the seeds of epic potential’ (Horton 2018). Dreams can offer unlimited opportunities and possibilities.
A true dream is the big picture.
A true dream is an ‘unbounded possibility.’
And a true dream is a symbol of confidence.
A dream could be our lifetime coaches to pick ourselves up when we fall. A dream can be defined as, ‘a strongly desired goal or purpose’ (Merriam Webster) or a vision we must work towards. Dreams are realistic goals that can lead to a lifetime of success. Take, for example, my father’s hardships I earlier described. He fought and earned his way to America and accomplished the well-known American Dream for himself, and his family. Dreams are a guiding light for our future. It is an ambition, a desire, and a form of hope. They will never have an ending; they will shape the path of our future. Our desires are not depleting, it is something that we voluntarily run the extra mile for.
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