All of us, in one way or the other, envision our innate spheres — academics, arts, sports, or anything else — that ignite our interest, or passion. Such a realm, or domain, creates a new dimension, a wholesome verve to ‘champion’ our aim, or goals, and, in the process, reach our objectives. It is possible, and also acceptable, that we often cling to our idols, or heroes — and, emulate them in our own diminutive, inconsequential ways. Yet, what propels our entire vista is the values we hold for our vision, ideals and focus that correspond to a harmonious tempo — one that fittingly reverberates with the synchronous rhythms of our heart and soul, besides our deepest emotions, feelings, and dreams.
While it is true that not all of us achieve our dreams for a host of reasons, irrespective of our competence, or dedication — the fact is it is our fortitude to excel, come what may, not to speak of our innate energy, direction, and the ability to reach our goals, that provides us with our own identity, or pride, not arrogance. It does not really matter whether the aim, or purpose, we have in mind is small, or big — so long as we engage our vision with the purest of aspirations, because it is only when you ‘do’ would you receive your worth in return. The rest is often predictable, no matter the quality, or construct, of your goals.
This is simply because dreams are the seedlings of realism, or veracity, which are programmed on the same lines as your computer, or smart phone. As the legendary Beatle John Lennon said, “I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” Or, as author Anaïs Nin articulated, “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and, this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” Yet, notwithstanding all the panache and glamour that we often associate with the idea of dreams, the big point is there is no halfway house to fulfilling your dreams — unless you fulfil them.
Yes, it is possible for our circumstances to be unpleasant, if not a lack of aptitude, for us to fall short of a goal. Likewise, there is no need for one to climb Mount Everest to achieve something worthwhile — this is primarily because taking the first few steps and jogging your way to reaching your objective are just as effective to showcase your talent, or skill. The proposal is refreshing and rejuvenating by itself. It sets the tone to think of oneself, as one is, or what one has — and, not something that one does not have.
This is what our focused attitude provides us with to understand the process, absorb the effort, and count our gifts, howsoever insignificant they may be, to shape our own future, if not destiny. This is also the best part, because when we prevail, we also realise how such harmonious attributes between what is best and most long-lasting are the most resolute resources of our being — one that can direct each of us towards achievement, success and fulfilment. All of us go through such a process during the course of life — practically every day. It, therefore, seems obvious that when the time for any contemplated experience comes through, it can engage our mind to remain instinctively focused upon the most important element that helps us to reach our goals much more quickly than we envisage.