Dream Big! #AdviceThatMattered

I was going through my niece’s school book and I found out she had to write an essay on the topic of My Aim in Life. She had written a wonderful essay about how she wanted to grow up to be a teacher. She had pointed out the various reasons why she wanted to be a teacher. I just recollected that when I was in school even I had the same essay. Today, I don’t even remember what I wanted to become. I too had dreams of becoming something big and doing something with my life.

Well, I did do something with my life, and I am happy with whatever I do today. But it wasn’t easy for me. My family was huge and we didn’t have enough finances to run the family as well as fund our education. I had to drop out early to support my family.

But when I would hear people talk about how much they are qualified somewhere deep within I would feel bad about myself. But with the support of my family and my husband, I got back to school and did a beautician course soon.

I started working with international professionals and finally I was able to start my own business. During the course of time I received many advices from many people. Some good, some useless.

I remember people asking me to give up and be a housewife instead. Some were not ok with the fact that I was doing my schooling after my marriage. People and their narrow mentality you see.

But, I never gave up. My father told me once that we need be strong with whatever decisions we take. I thank my father for his inspiring words. These words of him kept me going when the going got tough. I never settled down for anything average and kept on striving for greatness. Why settle for average when you’re so close to reach your destiny!

My husband encouraged me to go back to school and finish of my studies. His support helped me have faith in myself and to go back to fulfilling my long lost dream. He helped me believe in myself. I thank him for that.

Lastly, my mentor had told me how important it is to be in good terms with the people. You never know who will be there to help you when you are in the puddle. Good connections can help you a lot. People refer you and help you get good jobs. And lots more.

Stop what you’re doing, follow that dream that you always had, never ever let it go.

“I am blogging about my dreams and the people who helped make them true for the #AdviceThatMattered activity at BlogAdda in association with Stoodnt."