Have you ever wondered about the difference between DREAMS and GOALS? Although many individuals use these phrases interchangeably, they each refer to different concepts.

Let’s explore the differences between dreams and goals and how they can work together to help you achieve success.

Dreams have great power, are frequently irrational, and imaginative. Although they are not always something you can actively work toward, they can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.

Your greatest aspirations, hopes, and desires are frequently connected to your dreams. They could be vague and abstract, like “I want to be happy” or “I want to travel the world.” Specific dreams include things like, “I want to write a best-selling novel,” or “I want to launch my own business.”

Goals, on the other hand, are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound (SMART). The steps you take to make your desires come true are known as goals. They are the goals you establish for yourself to reach to get the results you want. Long-term objectives like “I want to retire at age 65 with a net worth of $1 million” or “I want to save $500 this month” are examples of long-term objectives.

While dreams and goals may seem to be different, they are complementary. Dreams give you a sense of purpose and direction, while goals provide the structure and motivation you need to turn your dreams into reality. Without a dream, you may lack direction and a sense of purpose. Without goals, your dreams may remain abstract and unattainable.

In conclusion, having objectives and aspiring are both crucial to success. ambitions provide the motivation and inspiration, while goals give you the framework and road map to make your ambitions come true. You may develop an inspiring vision for your future and take steps to realise it by using the power of both.

About Cloud Nine College  

Cloud Nine College is a premier vocational (Co-Op) college offering a range of specialized co-op courses and comprehensive Intensive English Programs, including test preparation courses for IELTS and general and business ESL courses to international students. It coordinates its programs uniquely in such ways that students can advance their education to the next level at universities and job opportunities.  

CNC is also an online education platform offering online certificate, diploma, higher diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs progressing to online and offline undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded by various educational institutions and universities around the world.

Cloud Nine College started as a language training institution back in 2010 and now has expanded into providing career training programs:  

  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Diploma  
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Certificate  
  • International Trade and Business Management Co-op Diploma  
  • Professional Sales Co-op Certificate  

Learn more about CNC at www.cloudninecollege.com/  



"Cate" as fondly called by her friends. She originates from the Culinary Capital of the Philippines which is "Pampanga" therefore she loves cooking. Her other interests include, coaching and mentoring. As for her professional career, she is a natural born leader which made her climbed the corporate ladder of success through her passion and determination. Cate being new in the Academe Industry, she is excited to embrace change and learn something new! She also looks forward to working with students to help them succeed!