About OneMeanDream – Ideas for Better Living

Our Mission

OneMeanDream believes most people live their lives with the desire to do great things, but for various reasons are never able to fulfill these desires. To help turn dreams into reality, we provide the information and tools designed to help users make their dreams and goals come true which allows them to live full and meaningful lives.

The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. Benjamin Mays

Keys to Success

A 2009 study by San Francisco State University supported a theory in Psychology called the “Basic Need Theory.” The theory states that “purchases that increase psychological need satisfaction will produce the greatest well being.”  The study demonstrated that experiential purchases, such as a meal out or theater tickets, resulted in increased well-being because they satisfy higher order needs, specifically the need for social connectedness, vitality, and the feeling of being alive. Participants indicated that experiential purchases represented money better spent and provided greater happiness both for themselves and others.

The study concluded that long term happiness comes from the “wealth of memories” an experience provides, and that people don’t get bored of memories they way they do with objects. The intention of OMD is to provide people with a “wealth of memories” and “to produce the greatest sense of well being” for our readers, by giving them the chance to live out their dreams and reach any goal they set.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  Henry David Thoreau

 How do we get there?

The fist step to do any venture is to  make up our mind to do it.  It can be the decision to join a gym, start eating right, spend more time with our family, or just the simple step of deciding to do something different than what we have done in the past.

The problem is the implementation of a goal is much more difficult than the decision to establish one. Yet everything in life has a starting point and that starting point is often the conscious decision to do so. Like the saying goes, every great journey starts with a first step.

One thing successful people have in common is the ability to set goals on a regular basis, and the drive to set in motion the steps needed to reach these goals. This is why we have established the information and tools necessary to help people find success in reaching their goals and living their dreams.  So browse through the site and see what inspiration you may find to help you live better and do the things you’ve always wanted.

Our Founder

Christopher Rither currently works as a Professor at Myongji University in South Korea. His 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, public speaker, minister, writer and avid traveler allows him unique insight into the ability of individuals to set and achieve life’s goals.

The accomplishment of something we once considered impossible, or the fulfillment of a dream or goal, is one of the things that makes life worth living.