Following Your Dreams

2442 Words Nov 4th, 2006 10 Pages
What is the underlying reason as to why we do not fulfill our dreams? Maybe it is because we lack the inner motivation and desire within ourselves; or we tend to blame other people for our failures; or perhaps we are missing the resources that we desperately need. Sometimes it may be because others discourage us. A dream is a personal desire to accomplish something that we want to achieve, but we do not necessarily know where to begin or even have enough confidence within ourselves to fulfill it. A specific factor that plays a major role in fulfilling our dreams can be the issue of gender. Many people feel that women do not have the same opportunities that males are given in specific fields. For example, the field of science deals with …show more content…
They feel we need to be more "realistic" while following our dreams so that we do not set up disappointment for our selves. Like Morgan and Emerson, we must try to believe and have hope that one will pursue their dreams and go further. In other words, we must be supportive! If people are not giving us support while we are making dreams and trying to follow through with them, then we may give up. People would start to feel like their dreams were not important or worthwhile. As a result, we tend to lack motivation to even start our goals and dreams. So, how exactly do we figure out our dreams and then follow through with them no matter what anybody else says? Perhaps we can look to those like McClintock that have already set and started fulfilling their goals, and then do what works best for us.
In 1942, McClintock's profession of becoming a scientist was secured when she received a haven at the Carnegie Institution of Washington at Cold Spring Harbor, where she has remained ever since. Later, she was elected to the National Academy of Science and then became president of the Genetics Society of America. In her forties, McClintock discovered genetic transportation. Today she is a Nobel laureate and has received many other awards and prizes for her work (42). Not only does McClintock prove to other scientists that she will not give up, but she sets a nationwide/global example to those of us who do tend to quit