Regardless of who you are or where you are, you have a dream. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, you have it, you are working actively on achieving it, or at least you come back to it often when you look at your future.
Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. I would also add that you can’t do it without having a dream, because dreams fuel our internal passions and ambition and push us to get better.
We tend to strive for meaning and purpose in our lives, and fulfilling our dreams is the key to achieving them.
What Is My Dream?
My dream is to live a meaningful life, and in order to do that, I need to tick a lot of boxes, and the first one would be to have a successful career.
Having a career will help me achieve all of my other goals in life, not just because it will provide me with the financial means to do so, but also because it will give me a purpose in life.
My dream is to become an engineer. Hopefully, this will put me in a position to work on all the latest technologies.
Not only would this be very satisfactory from a personal and professional point of view, but it would also enable me to make people’s lives better.
It’s not just about making something new and exciting but making sure that that new piece of technology or software is ultimately helpful to all of mankind.
And helping others is more rewarding than anything else out there, even more so than helping yourself.
How I Plan to Get There
Although becoming an engineer is the main goal I plan to achieve, I will need to break that goal down into smaller, more achievable goals.
More importantly, those smaller goals will keep me motivated each day, week, and month to stay in the moment and give my best regardless of the circumstances. First of all, I need to get a degree, which takes four years.
Each college year is broken down into two semesters, and in each semester I have a set number of classes that I need to pass.
Given that your average semester lasts between 14 and 18 weeks, I know how much time I have to dedicate to each class and its requirements, and whether I will need essay help or not. This lets me know how much I need to work on a daily and weekly level.
Which Area of Engineering I Would Like to Research
I would like to become an automotive engineer. Personally, I’d like to be able to create something that is palpable, such as a vehicle, as opposed to an app that serves some abstract purpose.
Fortunately, now is the perfect time in history to become an automotive engineer, because new and exciting technologies are being developed every day.
Right now, electric cars seem to be the way to go, but there are other technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells, that also look very promising. Of course, I would still need to learn how to code, but hardware is where my engineering interests lie.
Why I Would Like to Become an Automotive Engineer
There are more cars in the world than ever, which creates a number of different problems, and I would like to be able to solve some of these problems with my knowledge and ideas.
First of all, there is traffic congestion, which is a problem that is only going to get worse, with more and more people living in the city and driving cars.
Second, there is the issue of carbon footprint and air pollution, which are also going to get worse in the cities.
Focusing on technologies and vehicles that would be less harmful to the environment and more fuel-efficient, whatever that fuel may be, is the key.
Also, autonomous vehicles are also an exciting aspect of automotive technology. Right now, it’s safe to say that the technologies that power autonomous vehicles are not widely accepted, but significant advances are being made every single day on that front.
I am interested in building vehicles that are not only kind to the environment, but also safe for the drivers, their passengers, and other people as well.
Also, I hope that these useful technologies will find their way into other modes of transport, as well as other areas of life.
Making my dream a reality is going to require a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but it’s a road I am more than willing to take. Hopefully, it will not only help me to live a meaningful life but also help others. Perhaps that is at the very core of my dream.