One in TWO Brits claim they have FAILED to make their dreams a reality, according to a new study.
Researchers took an in depth look in to the dreams and aspirations of the nation and discovered that while half said they had failed to make their dreams come true - a further 85 percent say they “have yet” to fulfil long-term ambitions.
In fact, according to the poll, the average Brit spends exactly 37 minutes a day dreaming about what could have been (that’s more than nine days a year) - and has wasted an average of £7,063 chasing dreams which never actually came to fruition.
The study of 5,000 Britons by Huawei, in conjunction with the launch of its Mate 10 Pro device, the world’s first AI enabled smartphone, found staggering 83 percent harbour dreams of travelling the world but never got around to it.
A further 57 percent LONG to start their own business, while a further 41 percent have always wished to go onto further education and win a masters, or PHD.
Sadly, 67 percent of those who took part in the study said they are not living up to their full potential, with a lack of money the biggest stumbling block for Brits.
Lacking confidence (36 percent), family commitments (25 percent) and even a lack of get up and go, were other excuses wheeled out by Brits.
Almost a quarter (21 percent) would love nothing more than to move abroad, while 17 percent wanted to write a book but never managed to pen to paper.
However, according to the study, a significant number of Brits are planning to pursue their dreams in the next 12 months (77 percent).
The research uncovers what the top ambitions are, with starting a business leading the way (40 percent) – with current barriers being access to tech (74 percent) confidence (36 percent) and cash flow (75 percent)
35 percent have aspirations to get into photography or film making but have never pursued their dream, while an adrenalin fuelled 18 percent have always wanted to undertake an extreme challenge such as sky diving, bungee jumping or climbing a mountain – and 19 percent dream of running and completing a marathon.
77 percent said that just to improve their health and fitness levels would be a dream come true, while 68 percent dream of one day owning their own property and 31 percent would love to own their own car.
15 percent of Brits claim they hate their job, with a further 24 percent dreaming of having their own coffee shop or deli.
Almost a half of those polled (45 percent) said they would quit their job tomorrow if they were financially secure enough - however unfortunately 34 percent of the nation have tried to set up their dream business only for it to go horribly wrong.
Commenting on the research, Huawei UK Managing Director, James Jie, said: “At Huawei we believe smartphone technology is key to empowering people and helping them to make the impossible possible. We believe our latest product, the AI enabled Mate 10 Pro, to be the device that will help them to do this.”
* The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has launched with an inspiring campaign entitled, I Am What I Do, which showcases how AI technology can enrich people’s lives and help people do great and life enhancing things. Featuring tech-driven entrepreneurs Samantha Payne, co-founder of Open Bionics which uses innovative engineering and 3D printing to revolutionise the prosthetic design and fitting process, and Steven Bartlett, CEO of Social Chain who is connecting the world to culture thorough AI technology it shows how the new Mate 10 Pro is helping make their vision possible.
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