Dreaming is a process of manifestation. Everybody dream especially when they are kids. It is important for a parents give a good influence on their children on whatever they are dreaming. When I was a little boy, I dream a lot and I am sure that everybody did too. But when most of people grown up, dream slowly fade away and we are concentrating on whatever we do and whatever we feel comfortable.
Let me share some of my stories :
1. When I was a child my uncle had a guitar. When I hold the guitar, I always dream I am able to ‘goreng’ the guitar with a fast speed of solo. I once achieved some skills of how to solo a guitar and able to play some incredible songs.
2. When I was young, I always wanted to be an engineer because my elder brother mentioned the word engineer as one of the ambition option. (at that moment I was filling a form and there is ambition (cita-cita) column). I never knew what is an engineer but I really wanted to become one. See what happens to me? I am an engineer. When I was in form 3, I put computer engineering as my target. When I further studied, I really wanted to take the tele-communication engineering but I have set this goal long time ago, that is what I achieve.
3. When I’m taking PMR, I always put the target of 8As on each and every reference book I had. Then I moved to form 3, there is an option for arabic language which I am very confident to get an A. What happened? Yes, I only manage to get 8As, because that is my target.
4. I always wanted to marry at the age of 25, as the prophet Muhammad was married at that age. I told most of my friend especially after SPM. Then guess what, I married at the age of 25.
Get my point? Just set a goal or a dream. You can become one. I was very frustrated that I never thought of becoming a multi-millionaire at the age of 25 long time ago. Never in the family mentioning about becoming a millionaire at young age. If I did so, I will become one.
Be specific on your goal
No matter what you dream of, be specific. Don’t just said you want financial freedom, you want passive income, you want a car or you want a dream house.
– If you stop working and living in a remote jungle. That also can be financial freedom. But is that what you really want?
– If you said passive income, you might receive RM1 every year as the bank interest on your saving account. Isn’t that a passive income?
– You wanted a car. Proton Saga 1985 is also a car. When you fill in RM30 of gas at Shell, you’ll can buy a ferarri. A toy car. Is it that what you really want?
– Dream house… What type? A peaceful type? Inside jungle is very peaceful also. 3 stories? A 3rd floor flat?
Be specific in your dream. I made a mistake by dreaming of becoming an engineer. Not a high income engineer with very less job, high power, flexible working hour and more time to spend with family and friends.
Passive income. Name the exact amount of money you want. RM1 million per year, RM1 million per month?
Dont just dream. Dream big. 30 years ago nobody would predict Malaysia will become on of the most respected country in the world. Luckily we got 1 person who his dream is big enough. We could produce our own car, when most people laugh on that idea. We once have the tallest building in the world (now ex-tallest la…) Why do you think all this is possible, if not because a person is dreaming about it?
Reason is the most powerful things in achieving whatever you wanted. Why you want a job? You wanted a job because you need the salary. When your reason strong enough, you don’t care about your working hour, the distance from your home, got a crappy boss and so on. The reason is you need the money to pay your bills and support your family.
If you really want to marry a woman, your reason is strong enough, you might not care if you have to pay high for ‘hantaran’. Travel all the way from north to south. Even Sabah, Sarawak. Sometime when the family won’t approve you might go to Siam. It is only because of 1 reason, Love.
Just dream whatever you wanted and put a reason behind it. When you know what you want and you know why you want it, the how will appear. Be patient, it will not happened in the next second. So, set a short, mid and long-term goal and start dream of success. I mean a huge success!