Do you ever look back to those dreams that never came true? Sometimes we forget we ever dreamt about them; it feels like, with our fingers, we wrote them on seashore sand and they were kind of swept away by the wind. But if you do remember those dreams, it’s that there is a subconscious part of you, however little it may be, that wants to re-work on that dream. Right? You still want to achieve that goal!
With my friends, we have been laughing at how some New Years Resolutions end up being just puffery! Not because they are puffery in their essence, but because we overlook them and kind of write them on seashore sand. We have high, amazing future expectations, sometimes SMARTer goals, but how many of them do we actually achieve huh? I have a list of long unattained goals, and a few bullet points of the one that came true, and from there I have learned something that I am happy to share with you today.
Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to know how to ride a bicycle, I tried it only two times in my whole life, I fell down every time, so I kind of gave up trying, however like a singer once said: “a piece of me still wants to.” I have also always dreamt to know how to play poker! And… I don’t know how to! Judge and laugh at me on this too. It’s Okay. lol
I dream to finish my university…
I have always dreamt to serve a great example to my younger siblings…
I also dream to gain some muscles…
The list goes on, chaotic and EXHAUSTING as well! Let me cut it short!
Lupita once said; “No matter where you are from, your dreams are still valid.” I realized that an everyday motivation to hit your target comes in form of one simple question: “What am I doing in the meantime?” Yes, you have your goal want to hit it so bad, and you know people don’t wake up and build castles. Yes! you do know that, right? My point is that whichever dream you have, however simple, funny or difficult it may seem. No one can take that dream for you. Don’t just dream, don’t just write your dreams somewhere, pave your ways by doing something in the meantime. And that’s the bottom-line.
I believe that we will be excited to see the people we are becoming once we decide not to passively look forward to our dreams, but do something in the meantime. Do you want to learn how to ride a bicycle? Have you maybe spotted a friend who will teach you, have you secured some time during your weekends for this? Are you saving some money to rent it? I mean, are you doing something in the meantime? Well… I think I am talking to myself on this! Lol.
This was in Karura forest, 2017, with Weya. I am the one on the left, in a jumpsuit with dust on the knees. I fell off this bike more than 10 times before this picture was taken.
Let me send you this question. What’s your dream that never came true?
- Starting a small shop in the neighborhood?
- Finishing secondary school/university maybe?
- Securing a full-time job?
- Taking Kizomba or Salsa dance classes?
- Buying a new phone, or a car maybe?
- Riding a bicycle? Or… anything else.
Share your thoughts in the comments box below: Do you want to re-work on your unachieved goals? You do achieve some goals too, what do you think is the stepping stone to make your dreams come true? Share your tip!