of R.G. Srinivasan
Dreams, dreams and more dreams! So many dreams are
waiting to be realized!
The world is created out of
dreams. Call it imagination, goals, objectives, aims or anything the
dictionary can hold out for shaping a future event, the root is always the
dreams. One man’s dream transforms an entire nation, people, events –
A man’s dream illumines the world
– the light bulb.
A dream puts man on space and the
same dream nurtured by other people would one day lead man to the
intergalactic wonderful worlds yet unknown to man and with it the widening
of the narrow world view that we hold today
Do you have a dream? Are you
nurturing them regularly with your imagination? Are you building on your
I am certain, for most of people
over the age of 35 have left their grand dreams of childhood and youth
somewhere along the path of life strewn with negativity. We are steeped
and believe more in the negatives of life that dreams no longer hold any
meaning. At best the dreams have been scaled down to levels which are
justified as practical, pragmatic thinking. We ridicule dreamers as good
for nothing guys, impractical, day dreamers who can never do anything.
The knocks of life makes one
believe that you cannot dream big. You must be practical and scale down
your dreams to what your status is today. You are told to convert
everything into a mathematical models where two plus two can add to
four. There is no scope for creating a twenty-two or more by applying
creativity. And slowly, unknowingly they conspire to bring down your
dreams and bring you down to their mundane and ordinary levels, so that
they can deal with you better. And slowly but surely, the moment your
dreams become smaller and smaller, your successes become that much smaller
and ultimately, one vanishes into mediocrity and failure.
This is the truth with most of
us. And more the pity because we too join the crowd and destroy other
people’s dreams. I am sure most of us can identify the situation in our
Our dreams are getting smaller.
From the fantastic incomes one visualized to a paltry four or five figure
salaries, from the dream of building a mansion to a chicken coup of a flat
in some dilapidated neighborhood, from roaming the world in star cruises
to a small overcrowded and commercialized hill station a few hours drive
away…a life scaled down from the giant screens to a 20” color televisions.
Maybe the life has truly begun to
reflect our current aspirations.
It is not easy to restore your
dreams once you let it fade away. It is like constructing a new house
with your own hands. You have to put the foundations of your dreams and
assemble the dreams brick by brick. It is going to be a struggle to get
back to those youthful days when you felt everything was paved with gold
and your dreams were touching the Himalayan height. Nothing seemed
impossible. You dreamed really big dreams. Everything seemed so simple
then. Now even to dream of doubling your income in the medium term seems
impossible. Am I right?
For those of you who are young and
still with big dreams don't let go for anything. There can be no trade
off as far as dreams go. Run miles away from the dream stealers. They
are surely trying to control your life to levels they can deal with. For
all the negativities you face in life, expand your dreams still further.
For all the others who have lost
their dreams, let us get back.
Let us get back to dreaming real
big dreams. If you want to dream about a car, don’t dream of an economy
car. Dream of the most expensive car available. Even if you settle for
less, let it be temporary. Continue dreaming for that dream car. So with
a dream house, dream holiday, dream life for your family. Keep nourishing
the dreams by adding more and more details. One day they will be a
practical reality. If you can dream it, you can become it. If you can
dream more, you can achieve more.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. So
will your dreams take time to be rebuilt. But once you build the dream,
the dream will build you.