“Nermeen, tell me what do you wanna be when you grow up?”- a common question asked by most grown ups around me when I was a child. A question that seemed to be simpler than it actually is. I call it the dream question.
Dream, dream, dream!
You are different when you have a dream. Whether it is big or small, dreams are important for us to move forward. I believe dreams are a source of energy and the driving force towards a better life.
When I was a little child, my main dream was to grow older! Every year passed was a dream that was achieved. And with every year, I had a new dream of who I want to be when I become an adult. Like most of children, to be come a teacher was my first dream. This dream lasted for a while until I started to collect my grandfather’s medicines from a pharmacy nearby-I wanted to be come a pharmacist. Along those two main dreams, I had few quick dreams to become a cabin crew, a pilot, and a doctor.
Now I grew up and I still have dreams to achieve.
Success is to work on your dreams.
We need dreams to be different and we need to work hard to become successful. No matter how hard is the road, no matter how big is your dream believe in yourself, have faith and work hard. Imagine you are climbing a high rocky mountain, you will not have the decision without an aim so always aim high. While on your way to the top of the mountain, you may feel exhausted and even desperate but never look back. Always think of the joy when achieving your goal and keep going no matter the challenges. Know that you are different from others who are watching you at the bottom and of course you will be better when you reach the top.
Always aim high.
To be realistic about achieving your dreams, have one big dream and divide it into several goals. Make a time frame for each goal even if you change the deadlines. Time frames help you keep going and make things clear. Record your goals on a calendar, use reminders and do what ever it takes to keep up. Always celebrate your achievements no matter how simple they are.
I remember how hard writing my PhD thesis was, after long exhausting years of lab. work I felt that I had no effort to start writing up. I had to find ways to keep myself going. I listened to stories of successful people on YouTube, listened to complements and ignored negative comments until I successfully did it!
At the end, have a dream, dreams are free. Work hard and always celebrate the glory of achieving your dream.