15 Apr 2016

#120 Chase your dream

Chase your dream
In the words of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “Dream is not what you see in sleep, it is the thing that doesn’t let you sleep. “ In oxford dictionary dream is defined as a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Dream drives a person to achieve whatever he has desired for. A higher dream accelerates the possibilities of getting success. So, one should always try to dream and hold his/her thoughts for long. Dream leads to action and action leads to result.

Our dream is our own and that is no way related to other’s opinions. It may seem vague to others but we only know the importance of our dream. We should chase our dreams the way our shadow chases us all the time. I want to share a short story whose intention is to convey a message that we have to overcome all our hurdles while chasing our dreams. If we don’t find any hurdles in our path, this gives an indication that we are treading a wrong path. Dreams and hurdles are mutually connected. One can never taste flavour of success without tasting failures in life.

The Superpower behind the creation of universe is God himself. While creating human beings, a thought came across his mind. As he wanted to make human being supreme of all, he bestowed each and every one with a power, i.e ability to dream. When humans descended to earth, they started dreaming about their future. Some wanted to be scientists, doctors, teachers while others wanted to be singers, dancers, painters etc. To test the intensity of dream, God created some obstacles for them. 40% of the total human beings started trembling and found it very difficult to continue chasing their dream. They withdrew and thought to live life as it was. Now, 70% was successful in moving ahead but still they had to travel further. God was observing the actions of human beings from heaven. He again raised the level of difficulties for them and found that 30% of the total could not face it. Now, there were exactly 30% of the total human beings left who were chasing their dreams passionately. Those didn’t deviate from their paths. God was observing everyone very minutely. He raised the level of difficulty even more. It was the toughest of all. Most of the human beings found it very challenging. For them, it was like a mountain to cross. Their will power started getting deteriorated. They shattered and couldn’t move a bit. But he was astonished to find that there were still 1% human beings left who were successful in crossing this mountain of hurdles. By seeing their indomitable spirit, he got pleased and helped them to reach their destination. He blessed them with success and contentment.

1% is those people who are living a life which they have thought of. With passion and dedication, we can make our dreams come true. In reality, we give up most of the time when we are in the vicinity of success. Success and failure are like two sides of the same coin. We can never be successful if we don’t embrace failure. Failure shows us our true image and opens up other possibilities which we have never ever thought of. We should chase our dream till the end so that we may be not left with any regret in future.

I would like to end this article with a note that” Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is.”

Sweta Sarangi