Are you a big dreamer? Do your friends ever catch you dazing off into space? When people ask you what you dream of doing, do you begin rattling off ideas before they can even finish their question? Do you ever picture your life in the future as something magnificent? If you are answering “yes” to these questions, then I would have to classify you as a dreamer.
Dreaming as Children
As kids, dreaming was easy. Every adult in our lives had at one point asked us that famous question, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Some of you may have responded with, “a princess” or “a fireman”, while others of you may have said, “the president” or “an astronaut”. I have to admit that I was one of those nerdy children that shouted out, “an engineer!” No lie.
As kids grow up though, the dreams seem to fade away. Various role models may have told us to “grow up” or “get real”. Our dreams are nothing but pie in the sky wishes that will never happen! This, my friends, is a great tragedy.
Just Keep Dreaming
Every adult that wants to make it big in this world must first dream big. If no one had dreams, no progress would be made, nothing would be invented, and life would be stale and monotonous.
On the other side of the spectrum, those that dream big are often ahead of the curve. They are either inventing, improving, or formulating ideas for the future. Quite naturally, these types of people always seem to “make it” and are thought of as “lucky”. You must understand though, that the success of these individuals had nothing to do with luck; it had everything to do with their dreams and vision of the future.
I Have Dreams Too
I can’t say that I’m often caught in a day dream, but I think about the future a lot. What might it be like if I make wise decisions? What would I like to be doing 10 years from now?
As of right now, here are some aspirations for my future (10 years from now).
- I’d like my job to be optional – I am currently making money online, and I think it could really go somewhere soon. If the pay continues to come in, perhaps I won’t need my regular daytime job if I don’t want it.
- I’d like for my wife to have optional work too so that we can be comfortable starting a family.
- Our house will be fully paid for (our goal is actually to do this in 4-5 years)
- I have a few real estate investments that are creating passive income
- I have a few best selling books (or eBooks)
There are more that I could list, but this gives you a good idea.
Do you have dreams for your future? What are they?
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.