Now that we’ve discussed dreams, let’s talk about goals. Are dreams and goals the same? Why or why not? Define a ‘dream’… The dictionary defines a dream as: A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
What do you think a dream is? Can we construct one set of absolutes and says “This is a dream!”…if so, what would you say they are? Think back to your childhood when ALL things were possible! When nothing seemed so large it was out of your reach. How many of the dreams you had then are still your dreams today? What is your dream today? What do the dreams of adults most often involve? Money, security, fame or happieness? Can you think of other things adults dream of?
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ARE THEY A PRODUCT OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS?
Facts on Dreams
Flavor's of dreams
Theory od dreams
Animal sleep and dreams
Humans spend about 6 years dreaming
Dreams are generated in the forebrain
Most common emotion experienced during dreaming is anxiety
The U.S. ranks the highest amongst industrialized nations for
aggression in dreams with 50% of U.S. males reporting aggression
in dreams, compared to 32% for Dutch men
Men generally have more aggressive feelings in their dreams than
women, and children's dreams do not have very much aggression
until they reach teen age
This supports the view that there is a continuity between our
conscious and unconscious styles and personalities
In men's dreams 70 percent of the characters are other men,
while a female's dreams contain an equal number of men and
Why do we dream?
word used to describe the subconscious experience
a)sequence of images,
or other sensations usually during sleep, especially REM
What is the purpose of dreams? Do we need to dream?
Are dreams an interaction between your subconscious
A dream is an internal ego experience of
meaning occurring internally during sleep
Dream Theories are simply that- theories.
They are open to debate and interpretation
• Vision in Dreams
• Movement in Dreams
By: Michelle, Krishna and Sally
Signal dreams help you solve problems or make decisions in your
Epic dreams are so huge, so compelling, and so vivid that you
cannot ignore them. The details of such dreams remain with you
for years, as if your dreamt it last night.
Prophetic dreams are dreams that seemingly foretell the
Theory of Dreams
( wish )
REM stands for “Rapid Eye Movement”
Eugene Aserinsky discovered REM sleep in
1953 while working in the lab of his PhD
advisor. Aserinsky noticed that the sleepers'
eyes fluttered beneath their closed eyelids. He
later used a polygraph machine to record the
sleeper’s brain waves during these periods.
"One thing that's unique about
mammals and birds is that they regulate body
temperature," says neuroscientist Jerry Siegel, director
of (University of California, Los Angeles )UCLA's
Center for Sleep Research.
One evolutionary adaptation is that animals sleep in safe
sites where they can be less vulnerable to attack by
predators. Dreams are the byproducts of sleep
Scientists generally seem to agree that
dreaming is a form of thinking during sleep.
Dreams contain at least some psychological
meaning, but this doesn't necessarily prove a
purpose, such as problem solving. Overall, our
understanding of dreams is still quite vague.
What do you think?
Dream = Goal
• Do you believe a Dream and a Goal
are indeed the same thing?
-The dictionary defines a dream as: A condition
or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
Defining Your Dreams…
What is a dream?
What is YOUR dream?
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Childhood Dreams –
Dreams and Ambitions Change as you grow olderTalent and Potential
How is it identified?
Purpose of Identification
To diagnose educational needs
To correlate educational services to a student’s
Statistically……between 3% and 5% of the student
population is gifted / talented.
The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted /
Talented Students defines a gifted/talented student
as… “…a student who performs at or shows the
potential for performing at a remarkably high level
of accomplishment when compared to others of the
same age, experience or environment and who… …
exhibits high performance capability in an
intellectual; or…excels in a specific academic field.”
Rasmus Ankersen, founder of RFA Performance &
Research, and Author of the Book Goldmine Effect,
tried to crack the code behind today’s talent gold
Why have the world's best middle-distance runners
grown up in the same Ethiopian village?
Why are 137 of the world's 500 best female golfers
from South Korea?
What is the secret behind Brazil's mass production
of soccer superstars?
Three key lessons regarding the art of identifying
What you see is not necessarily what you
get – Asafa Powel - Great talent spotters
understand this principle. What’s important is not
the performance in itself, but what caused it and
the story that lies behind it.
If people come with problems, they come
with potential - . Shelly Ann-Fraser - if
someone comes with problems, they also come
with potential. –
Keep an open mind and adopt a wide view Swedish high jumper Stefan Holm
How often have you told yourself this: “I’d LOVE to
pursue my dream … BUT …
I’m not an expert
I’m too young/too old
People tell me to get a “real job”
It’s tough in the “current climate”
People don’t support my dream
What if I fail?
I don’t have time
I don’t like people
I’m waiting to be inspired
I’m planning on thinking about possibly doing it
sometime … maybe
I probably can’t beat the competition
I don’t know what I’m doing!
What was your ambition when you were a child?
Is that still your ambition? Or have you changed it
Where are we now? Where we want to be?
Why is the disconnect between dreams and
reality? Causes, reasons
Why are we not able to achieve our dreams
Expectations vs. reality
Educational system, upbringing, social
Talent identification and nurturing mechanism
How much effort we brought forward to achieve
our dreams. Own contribution
Identification of one’s passion and dreams
Exams are memory tests. Does not test ones
talent and passion
Why IIT graduates take MBA and become bond
Short Survey on whether you have achieved your
List of things you really want to do before you die.
Tracking changes over time
Steps in realizing ones dream
• Differentiate the need set which are changing
and the one that defines you always
• Developing clarity of thought and focusing on
what we need
• Latch to the signal and avoid noise
• Am I actively moving in the direction of my
goals and dreams each and every day?
Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's
A man is not old until regrets take the place
Dreams are the touchstones of our
All our dreams can come true, if we have
the courage to pursue them.
Always remember and understand that
success goes hand in hand with positive
attitude. The more you think in a positive way,
the more likely you will be able to become
Forget painful scenes in your life! If you go on
remembering the painful scenes in your life, it
will lead you to a downward direction. That is
why it is important for you have to understand
the facts about being positive in your life. It
can really change your life!
Write down one or two important goals then
figure out the steps needed to accomplish
Take the steps one at a time. It's fairly easy to
do the little steps that over time lead up to y
our goal. Your dreams can come true, but not
by just sitting there.
Do something to realize them. It's your time
now, it doesn't matter what kind of dream is.
Remember famous peoples were like you
before but they just made their dreams come
true, and you can to. So if your dream is to be a
singer, footballer, actor or whatever; just show
your talent in it.
The leading scientific theory is that sleep has a large
function in memory processing.
It appears from different research studies that
different stages of sleep have different functions with
respect to memory processing.
Future research is needed to better identify these
It also remains to be understood, whether dreams
have a specific function, or are simply a byproduct of
memory processing in sleep.
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