We were all ambitious as children. The ambitious self within us dreamed of becoming a doctor, a writer, a teacher, a policeman or even an astronaut. But unfortunately, we must also confront reality, and ask ourselves a question in realms of the present: Am I becoming the person I’ve dreamed of? (Or better yet) Did I become the person I’ve always dreamed I’d be?
Sadly, many of us failed to realize our childhood dreams, either because we outgrew them, we formed new ones, we got derailed by the proven path of success that society always forces onto us (go to school, get high grades, land a job) or we quit. Turning dreams into reality do not depend on our birthright, upbringing, financial means or luck. Most of the time, it only requires grit, persistence, and a change in perspective.