Dreaming Big, Working Less

Quite too often it seems like students feel as though they can dream big and then things will just fall into place, according to what they dream. We have read many success stories about how much money Yahoo is paying for Tumbler and how Mark Zuckerberg the man who started Facebook, the social media site is a gazillionare. However, what we miss amidst the message that comes across us, is that dreams don’t work unless we work for it day and night. We surely know that Mark Zuckerberg made it to the top but what we don’t realise is that he has had to put so much effort into this entire process of finally achieving what he dreamt and has accomplished it today.

The point behind all these success stories is not at all that these people dreamed big. They did dream big, but what is not talked about is the countless hours, days, months, and years of work put in behind the scenes. Before they were big, they were dreamers. But they were hard-working dreamers who made their dreams a reality.

There are several other examples that could be cited to prove my point like, APJ Abdul Kalam, who dreamed of changing the lives of people through his work and became a great scientist of NASA. But on his path to creating something big, he gave up on his family life, on many other social aspirations that we often pine for when in isolation, but little do we realize that only dreaming big doesn’t help us by pushing us closer to our goals, it just provides a path. Now it is we who would decide if the path presented before us is something we choose to follow or not.

Every single day, we tend to crib for little things that are not present in our lives, like a playstation, an iPad, a laptop, a bat, a cycle, etc. etc. but have we ever taken out time to think about the innumerable and unreasonable demands we put forth before our parents and blackmail them emotionally to buy those things for us, do we realise that there are lakhs and millions of below poverty children who are striving through the harsh conditions of life and still aiming at the goals of their lives.

These are the ones who make it big in life, because they not only dream of aspiring to become a big personality, but they work through their ambitions, fully aware that they do not have the fancy mode of education to back them, but they have the zeal to learn, to grow and to make it big.

Minu Aravind is a self-motivated writer and blogger with an ability to develop unique content, is associated with Cbse schools in Bangalore. She is a strong advocate of high-grade education, and focuses to develop blogs and articles in the field of education, parenting, and child development and so on.



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