Today I landed in Shanghai from New York for day one of my world travel. Do you have a dream in your life? I have had several dreams. When I was a kid, my dream was to eat as much chicken. The dream got fulfilled after I became an engineer, and I never have to worry about not eating as much chicken as I want. Then my dream was to become a top-notch engineer who can solve any problem that is thrown at him. That dream was fulfilled as I worked my way up to becoming a senior engineer at companies like Verizon and Ebay. My new dream for the past couple of years has been to travel the world and connect with people.
However, I felt I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have the financial means to do it, and more importantly, I didn’t feel I have the skills to connect with people. So I joined Toastmasters to develop the people skills to talk to people. Then I went through a coach training program to develop the skills to connect with people. If you know me, I am super frugal, but it gave me the financial stability. Because of my transformative work, I am able to fulfill my dreams to travel the world and connect with people. Today is day one of fulfilling that dream.
When you are pursuing your dreams, life throws bonuses at you. In my case, because of my coach training program, I became a professional speaker and a trained coach to help other engineers discover their version of the dreams. As I am traveling the world, I am also doing what I love – speaking at conferences and coaching engineers. Life is about discovering your dreams are and taking steps to uncover them. Please share with me in the comments below what your dreams are.