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, found a staggering 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.

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)

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.

However, according to the study, a significant number of Brits are planning to pursue their dreams in the next 12 months (77 percent).

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