My dreams are indicators of what I think my purpose in life is. They may not be so obvious to some people, but remember they are My Dreams. I may have a variety of dreams such as to help others pursue towards a certain career, to bring up wonderful children who will become great individuals, to build a successful business in a particular market that I am passionate about, to find love and a soul mate to share my life and my dreams with and many, 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 always helpful to have a journal). Now, when you take a look at your list of life dreams, you can see how to learn and grow in a common manner because you are exploring your own life – it’s all about what matters to you!

Working to make a dream come true for any of the ones listed, means I 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 in 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 various small attainable dreams. The purpose to learn and grow will come so naturally to you when you embrace it….

By Shabnam Khan – Personal Development Worker at Semiahmoo House Society        

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 exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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