Dreams

Hey hey hey! It’s been long since I’ve blogged, but felt an inspiration today, and so here’s an update.

Well, this blog post was inspired by a book call: “Put Your Dreams To The Test”.

There are many kinds of dreams, misconceptions of dreams. Which according to the book, has been categorised as:

  1. Daydreams
  2. Pie in the Sky Dreams (wild ideas with no strategy or basis)
  3. Bad Dreams
  4. Idealistic Dreams (the way the world would be if you were in charge)
  5. Vicarious Dreams (dreams lived through others)
  6. Romantic Dreams
  7. Career Dreams (belief that career success will make you happy)
  8. Destination Dreams (belief that a position, title, or award will make you happy)
  9. Material Dreams

While you are reading through the list, some of you may wonder which category you may belong to. I hope you don’t belong to any of them, and I hope you find a new one. However, these dreams at least lead you to some point of direction. Some people like me(in the past)do not even have a dream. We are the ones that just let time past by, do what everyone else is doing. Basically, living a mundane Singaporean rat race.

After reading the first five pages, what I feel is a dream worth pursuing, is as described(by John C Maxwell) below:

A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energises your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. A dream is a blueprint of a person’s purpose and potential.

Purpose. Everyone on earth is not just another being that is taking up space. Not someone to just go through childhood, adulthood, then retirement. We are all created by a loving Master Craftsman upstairs. He moulded us in His Hands even before we are realised in our mother’s womb. Each of us, unique, gifted, and different individuals. All planned for a purpose, and has a great destiny ahead.

My new dream was found one year ago. A dream that is not self-centered, but others-oriented. A dream not for success, but for significance. What is your dream?

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