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I t is always a wonderful thing to dream – to think of things we want to have, to imagine ourselves of the person we want to become, to plan and set goals for the future. When we were yet children, we dream as simple as we thought life is. But as the years come, as we reach maturity, we realize that dreaming is more than just sleeping or playing toys or impersonating our favorite icons. In

Howard Schultz wakes up at 4:30 every morning to continually strive to improve, and his habit of hard work had served him throughout his life. Shahid Khan, with his never-say-die optimism, arrived in the US at 16 with only $500 and worked through college until he went on to engineer a thriving business out of a failing auto parts manufacturer. The epitome of their success did not come while they were

battling life’s reality, work is the cost of dreaming. Intheoldwisesaying of Colin Powell, he said: A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, d e t e r m i n a t i o n , and hard work. The world’s most successful people are not those who sleep and do nothing or those who merely work the least but those

sleeping but while they were in the process of working. Their perseverance, d e t e r m i n a t i o n and hard work is the story of their success. There is more to life in the future than the present, but our present life will direct us to our future. Our attitude is directly p r o p o r t i o n a l towards our dreams. It is the

A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.

who worked hard in the process and gave their best effort in everything they do. Stephen King worked multiple jobs to support his family while pursuing his craft in writing and faced dozens of rejections that the nail on his wall could no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it but instead of losing hope, he changed the nail with a spike and kept on writing. J.K. Rowling manually typed out each version of her 90,000-word novel to send it to publishers and got rejected dozens of times before her first novel was published.

compass that will lead us straight to what we want, and the work we execute is the roadmap that will guide our journey to the destination of our desires. A million-dollar dream is worth a million-dollar effort. Otherwise, it is just pure luck. If you do not want to invest your maximum effort, you must settle with aminimum-worth dream. It is always about howyouwork your dream, and that work is a package of output and attitude. The greater the dream, the greater the labor. The harder the dream, the harder the work. In the end, what you reap is what you sow.

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