Cherish Your Dreams.......

Zinia Esteves

Principal, D.M’S Higher Secondary School, Assagao Bardez - Goa

It’s a challenge to be a part of the Campus Care. Its exam time once again and most of you youngsters must have been geared up to face, the Board and the University Exams. Yes, my dear readers, “Have you ever wondered at a few who made a difference in the world around them? Ask them the secret of their success and the answer would invariable be, Dream, Dream and Dream² No wonder Eleanor Roosevelt says, The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” So my young friends “ dream ” because hidden in them is the gate to achievement, a store of change in life and the world.

“I have a dream, a song to sing…..” was the song that filled the air of 70’s and it still lingers on. Remember, nothing is ever accomplished without a dream. Therefore, start dreaming high and never give up even if you do not know how they would ever come true. Once you build a dream, the dream will build you. It is only hard work and time that can make dreams come true. Every obstacle becomes an opportunity to grow if you start working toward the life you have always a better way to live your life.

Dear friends, remember, dreams make life colorful, fill us with enthusiasm and make life meaningful. Happiness belongs to those who have something to look forward to. Nothing happens unless we dream first. Dare to dream, therefore, so as to fly high in the sky of life. Keep your dreams alive. A few things to keep in mind to blossom your dreams into reality and achieve your goals in life:-

  • Believe in yourself. Remember you are “unique”.
  • Hard- work, determination and dedication are the key factors to achieve your dreams.
  • Watch over for your self-talk. Are your own worst enemy? Are you constantly putting yourself down? Do you think you are no good? If you are, change your self-talk. Think positively.
  • Remember that failures are stepping stones to success.
  • Compete with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Learn to let to go of negative threads of thought before they have a chance to take hold of you.
  • Make use of your creativity.
  • Acknowledge daily blessings, reward small achievements and give thanks to God for all the graces you have received.
  • Above all, keep in mind that exams are not the end of the world. Life is much more than answering an exam. In order to succeed, keep yourselves abreast of new developments in the field you have chose to specialize in. Expand your mental horizons. Don’t let examination blues bog you down and keep smiling.
  • Make each day a challenge. Challenges are what make life interesting.
  • Be aware of your capabilities and learn from your mistakes.
  • Let your motto be, “Start where you are, take what you have and make something of it”.
  • Be aware that life is a gift of God and make it smart and meaningful. Do what you enjoy doing.
  • Channelize your energies in the right direction.
  • Let the hard realities of life be balanced with appreciation of its beauty. Appreciate everything you encounter on your path. Tune in to the sunrise, sea, the river, little children, the birds etc.
  • Establish a healthy balance between studies and relaxation or play.
  • Be a source of Inspiration to your friends.
  • Listen to your mind, heart and feelings.
  • Be positive about everything you do. Greet everyone with a smile.
  • Thank God every morning when you get up. St. Catherine of Siena said, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire”.
  • Practice Yoga and Meditative exercises on a daily basis.
  • Strive to be creative.
  • Manage your time well. Don’t waste it, it’s all we have.

Lastly,

Think of the things that make you happy,

Not the things that make you sad.

Think of the blessings that surround you,

Not the ones that are denied.

Think of the days of health and pleasure,

Not of the days of woe and pain.

Think of the hopes that lie before you,

Not the waste that lies behind.

Think of the happiness of others,

And in this you’ll find your own²

Dream on and dream big. Cherish your dreams. So friends, may you dream for a beautiful country and a beautiful world. That is, dream a dream which is beyond you, yet which challenges you to stretch and achieve the impossible.

Zinia Esteves

Principal, D.M’S Higher Secondary School, Assagao Bardez - Goa