MOST people have unfulfilled dreams or expectations.
I think very often our dreams are the basis of our hope for the future as we are often working to fulfil those dreams and turn them into reality.
Some of these dreams are about career choices.
Most people I meet are passionate about their chosen vocation and actively pursue qualifications and experience to achieve their goals.
Another one is relationships.
We develop an imaginary image of the perfect partner and sometimes get disillusioned perhaps because we used the wrong criteria in the first place.
One of the challenges we face translating our dreams or expectations into reality is that the difficulties we encounter disillusion us, or seem too big to overcome and we give up.
When we get to this point we need to remind ourselves that all major achievements involve this type of struggle and we shouldn’t give up but look for alternative ways to achieve our goals.
Besides these major life dreams I wonder how many people are like me and have a bucket list of things that have been left on the back burner but still are there for when there is time and money to get around to it.
Some of the things on my list I should have done by now but being a busy person I haven’t made room in my life to complete and I now have some regrets as I have probably lost the physical capability to achieve them.
Some of the things on my list however I can still do and I have decided to tick some of them off.
One dream I have had since about age 18 is to drive Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago.
In recent times I have considered myself too busy to do it, which is an excuse not a reason, so I have been doing it over the past few weeks.
One of the things that keep us moving forward is our passion about our dreams.
For me it is important to also fulfil some of those dreams we perhaps hold back on because of the pressure of life.
To lead a truly fulfilled life it is worth considering undertaking some of the dreams you may have been harbouring since childhood.
If we don’t we could end up living with regrets, which can translate into being a grumpy disillusioned older person.
I have been away for a few weeks living one of my dreams.
Keep smiling, because I have been.