You can have dreams and you can believe in them, (By the way I got this off a baseball player) however if you don't work hard towards them then what are your dreams and the things you believe going to lead you into then? They'll lead you into nowhere and you'll end up landing in a dead end. I don't think anyone wants to have a career that results in a dead-end, like a dead-end job where you don't like to work, and you don't make as much as you want to and you are moving from place to place because you can't keep a certain residence intact. This is the stuff that comes into mind. Education seems to play a big role in this one too.
Dreams and aspirations act like motivators for people so they can work hard towards them. As we move in our lives, there will be hardships that may come around us and it is our turn to figure out how to handle those situations. Sometimes these obstacles may result from our mistakes, our stupidity (I don't mean to be rude, I know we are humans, we make mistakes, and we're not perfect), and sometimes these may occur without warning. What matters at this point is how we react to them and what we do about it. If we remain ignorant about our problems and obstacles in life then eventually they are going to take over our lives and make other aspects of life harder.
Here's one common example: Debt. I'm sure people have landed in this one before, when they borrow money and the time comes to pay back borrowed money and god forbid a person has no way to pay it, penalties arise and the money owned becomes larger and larger. Whether it is credit card debt or a loan, best thing is make sure you can return or pay in a timely fashion or your financial penalties will increase. I have to admit, this is the biggest source of stress in many people's lives. Debt. I see and hear about it. I am not a financial expert so if you don't agree with me, that's okay. You must have better ideas than this.
Anyway, why do people dream? (I am not talking about the sleep one, I am talking about people's goals) I think people dream about being successful because they want to have successful lives. They want to have careers, they want to make a difference in the world, they want to have families, they want to give back to their families because those people have given a lot to make them successful. Dreams are great motivators, however, if one doesn't strive or work hard toward them, then what's the use of dreaming for a better future. Well some may have a hard time achieving their dreams, aspirations and goals in their careers of life because of obstacles. Anxiety takes over, and the person is confused, and he/she is lost.
Nothing comes easy, achieving your goals requires a lot of hard work, whether a person wants to be an athlete, a scientist, a government official, a law enforcement person, you name it, he or she will have to work hard for it. There is no way you'll earn big bucks right off the bat in this world today, so working hard towards them is the best possible way to do them. I believe most of today's workforce requires some sort of educational degree because what you learn from school, you can apply those towards your job advancements and your work profession. I see today's growing workforce with undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and they are earning a lot of money these days.
I just stated that education people take these days has a huge effect on career advancement. Today's workforce requires undergraduate, graduate, medical, PH D degrees. High School and GED diplomas alone won't get you anywhere much, unlike 50 years ago. Today, the workforce likes well-educated people to carry out their businesses.
So to conclude this: It is good to dream about being successful and believing in it, however, you must strive, work hard, put all your efforts into your dreams and beliefs of a successful career. When you are taking classes in school that will help you build skill, and confidence to prepare you in the workforce, you shall do good in those too.
That is all for this post.
(I didn't have to put an image for this one.)