Article in brief: In honor of the 43rd national day the author encourages visionary thinking and transforming ideas into reality.
When you think about the changes that happen around us every single day, the changes that might not always mean anything to us right now but are meant to benefit us in the future, you’ll realize that some things are meant for the future. We tend to get so caught up over what’s right in front of us that we forget the power of visionary thinking. Visionary thinking is when you think of the future – it’s when you begin making your plans into actions, and turning your ideas into reality.
We’re all capable of thinking and coming up with ideas yet very few of us actually work on developing those ideas. Many times we undermine our abilities, thinking that the idea is too far out of our reach. In honor of the United Arab Emirates 43rd National day, I dedicate this article to tell you that what you think is out of your reach only requires you to reach further.
Thinking of the future is not that easy, but you must believe that even if there might be bumps in the road, and that nothing is really guaranteed, everything requires willpower. If you’re willing to stand up for what you believe in, nothing will dare to stand in your way. Everything you achieve does not always depend on anyone else; it depends on how much you really want it.
Our founding father and the 1st President of the UAE Sheikh Zayed believed that he could turn this land of desert into a paradise, and not everyone believed that but he did and that’s all that mattered. He believed that he could do it, he worked for what he wanted, and he created something incredible. If there’s anyone we should look up to, it’s our leaders who believe that nothing is impossible.
I bet you all have so many ideas in your head, yet you keep delaying achieving them, I say do them. Write them down, plan, develop and create. Don’t allow your negative thinking to block you from becoming who you want to, or achieving what you want. Instead, trust yourself and believe that if you really want it, you’d do anything to get it.
If you told someone 20 years ago that our country would be this developed, they might’ve not believed it. Look ahead and think about what will actually matter in the future rather than something that’s only short-term. Think about things that will benefit you five years from now, things that will still mean something by then, and most of all be proud of who you are.
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.