I was in KL last week, visiting several companies there. It’s really a great trip that enhance my knowledge and widen my view. Miri is rather too small for one to get exposed to the competitive world.
I’ve been to a company and one of the topic they’re talking is about goals, or dreams. It makes me recall back the moment I set my dreams (or goals), and the moment where I presented my dream chart in one of the meetings of my private franchising business.
For me, a good dream list is perhaps the single most important thing in everyone’s life. It motivates me from time to time, telling me what I want and what shall I do in order to make the dreams come true.
So how do I define a good dream list?
A good dream list shall consist of a series of dreams and goals which are feasible within the given period of time. For example, right now one of my dreams is to become a self-employed by 21, which is next year (and I am “officially” achieving it soon). It’s highly feasible. A dream has to be challenging but it should not sound like a mission impossible.
I notice one problem when I was attending a meeting in a company last week. Perhaps MONEY shall not be the only goal for an individual, in my opinion. Everyone wants money, as much as one can. The question is, how much money you want and what you want to do with your money? If you’ve entirely no ideas on what you actually want besides money, you will end up with being demotivated or you might get the money you want but at the end wasting all the money.
If your dreams are strong enough, they will motivate you to earn the money that you need. At times, we’ll have some dreams but those dreams seem not motivating us enough, and it happened on me before. What I did is, try to communicate with myself and ask myself: “Are those things really what I want?”
Perhaps sometime we make a dream or goal instantly when we see something attractive or appealing. Making a good dream list isn’t an easy task. It requires one to understand what he or she actually wants to be in the near future. It requires one to communicate with himself. It takes quite a while for me to make a good dream list that motivate me everyday when I jump down from my bed.
I always illustrate the importance of dreams in this way. Having no dreams means you’re wasting your time because you don’t know what you want. It’s just like the moment when we want to go out and have a meal, but we drive the car out from home without deciding where and what to get for a meal.
- We waste the time roaming in the city. (In real life, we step into the society without knowing what to do, which career or industry to go with.)
- We might end up with a coffee shop to have our meal, eating something that we dislike. Later, we regret going there but we’re full and not able to move to another place to have a good meal again. (People without dreams simply end up in a career or industry that might not be favourable. After working for a period of time, they find out that what they’re doing is not good or less beneficial. They regret but it’s too late for them to start over again in another industry.)
- Sometime, while we’re driving, our friend would suddenly call us and go somewhere to have the meal together. And there you’re brought to a restaurant which serves delicious dishes. (Sometime when we’re undecided, we might meet a person who guides you or brings you to a good place where you can start building your empire.) However, are we always as lucky as that?
I you do not have a good dream list, start building it now! Make it motivates you everyday and I believe you’ll find everyday is a good day because you know what you’re doing right now will enable you to achieve some dreams in your future!