Reid recently signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the club, which has given him fresh motivation to help guide the Reds to promotion to the top flight for the first time since their relegation in 1999.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who is Forest's captain and leading goalscorer, told the club's official website: "The icing on the cake would be to take this team back into the Premier League, that is the ultimate aim.
"To play for this club in the Premier League has always been a dream of mine. If I could achieve that, it would be the proudest moment in my career.
"So that is what I am striving for personally. That is what the manager is striving for, along with the players - it is what the owners want as well."