Are Dreams, Wishes and Goals the Same?

This is a question that you may have asked many times, but have not yet received a satisfying answer to. Well, wishes, dreams and goals are not at all the same. Their meanings may be similar, but there is a difference between the three of them.


I’m sure you have heard someone wishing something. I’m also quite sure you have wished for something yourself. A person can ask for thousands of wishes. It is something that one desires to have, but does not have it yet. There can be an endless list of wishes in a person’s life. It can be from buying a designer dress to almost anything.


On the other hand, a dream is something that a person visualizes to have someday. It is more like a goal that you visualize. Dreams give a person the motivation to stand up and move forward in life. Without dreams, a person’s life would have found no meaning or taste.


A goal is a target that a person sets in life. In other words, once obtained you can call it an achievement. Wishes, dreams and goals closely relates to each other. Once a person wishes something, they begin to dream of it; and only if they dream of it do they get the motivation to set it as a goal. Thus, you see that there is no existence of one without the other. All three complement each other.


Wishing makes a life colorful. Dreaming gives motivation in life. Goals make a life purposeful. This is why these three things – wish, dream and goal are a very important part of life. They help people to live happily. These three things help an individual to be optimistic.


For example, many people wish that they had a luxury car, but unfortunately, they do not have the capacity to buy a lavish car. They then begin to dream and visualize that they have that car. By doing this gives them the motivation to  take the necessary steps to buy that car. Although it may not be possible at once, they have to set goals that will help them make money and finally achieve their goal of buying that car. Thus, everything relates to one another.


In order to achieve the goal, you have to set your eyes on it. However, keep in mind that you must not forget the principles of your life while you set to achieve these goals. Most people often forget their principles of life and resort to dubious means in order to achieve the target. Keep away from them. If you feel that the goal is not achievable for you, then leave it for the moment and make some other goals in your life that you find achievable for the moment.


Thus, wishes, dreams and goals are needed to live a fulfilling life.