My life dreams are an indicator of what I think my purpose in life is. It may not be so obvious to some people though. Remember, it is your dream. You may have a variety of dreams such as helping others, pursuing endeavours towards a certain career, building a successful business in a particular market, finding love and a soul mate to share your life and dreams with and many more….

Dreams are very personal and you may have more than one dream in life, of course. It is a revealing exercise to think about your dreams. I am sure many of us have never tried to take a step back to write a list of dreams. To value them can be a very enlightening experience itself!  (Don’t be hesitant; it’s helpful to have a journal). In this way, when you take a look at your list of life dreams, you can see how to learn and grow is a common manner.

Working to make a dream come true for any of the ones listed means you have to learn and grow. The challenge of acquiring knowledge to plan, to act and to accomplish and the outcome of growing through the experiences, of accepting to move forward on your path are inherent to making my dreams come true. This applies to any dream!

No matter what your dream may be, you will have to learn and grow to reach your objectives. Otherwise, the dream wouldn’t really be a dream. If you had nothing to learn and nowhere to grow, wouldn’t your dream already be a reality? Wouldn’t it be absolutely boring to have nothing else to strive for?

So no matter what your dreams are, your basic life purpose will be to learn and grow.

This is an incredibly important concept to understand because it breaks down your big dream (and your possibly overwhelming list of dreams) into a very basic process. The purpose to learn and grow will come so naturally to you when you embrace it…

Shabnam Khan s.khan@shsbc.ca  (Personal Development Program)


Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community. 

The Semiahmoo Foundation, located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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  • Thank you for your insightful comments, Shabnam. It is important to dream and work towards achieving that dream. I like your idea of keeping a journal too — it’s good to keep even little notes regularly and then look back and see where we have come!

    • Thanks and I totally agree!
      Journals and notes tend to remind us of our journey which we may forget over time. We could easily refer to these as they are our constant reminders:)


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