Tactics for Success, No. 6: Keep Your Dreams
In her book, The Immigrant’s Way, available in the downloadable Kindle format, or paperback, Margaret W. Wong describes twenty-two tactics the foreign born person can use to ensure her stay in the USA is as long as she wants it to be. We will present for you one of her strategies every week in this space.
6. Keep your dreams. Visualize them, and make them happen.
Do not let the toughness of life in the United States wear you down. It is difficult when we do not have a permanent home or have to worry about our spouse divorcing us and causing us to lose our legal status, social security number, driver’s license, bank accounts, etc.
Remember that our status does not represent or define who we are.
In making an intelligent choice and taking a calculated risk to come to the United States to start a new life, we are the trailblazers from our countries of birth and for our families. We have to remember to keep our faith. You and I are not here in America to just be nobodies. We came to the United States for a better chance at becoming a “somebody” and living a good life – something we may not have the opportunity for in our countries of birth.