You may have rolled your eyes when you read this title. You may be thinking “Follow your dreams? Yeah, sure”, or “This topic has been done!”… But it’s something that needs to be reiterated because although everybody says “follow your dreams” people often give up on them before even really trying. Life gets in the way, you may have kids and new responsibilities, you have bills to pay, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to keep a roof over our heads. Trust me, I get it… but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams completely… there are a number of ways for you to follow your dreams and break the trend. So let me interrupt another eye roll so I can tell you just why you shouldn’t give up on following your dreams.
You only live once. I have said it before and I will say it again… Life is short, and you don’t want to regret passing up on your dream. I may sound a bit dark here, but we each have a limited amount of time on this earth so why spend it doing something that makes you unhappy? Furthermore, working a job that you hate makes the days go by slowly and can have adverse effects on your health. So do something you love!
They get you through the tough times.Dreams can keep us going in the most difficult of times, they can get you up in the morning, they can be that little bit of push you need just to make it through a rough day. They can make everything worth it… so don’t give up on your dreams when they don’t give up on you.
Nobody is going to follow them for you. The only way for you to follow your dreams… is for you to follow our dreams. It’s not something that anyone can do for you… you have to do it yourself or it will never happen.
You can still make an income. You can still pay rent, buy groceries, and provide for your family while following your dreams. This is for many reasons, firstly you can balance working a temporary job and following your dreams if you need money immediately. If you are motivated then it is quite difficult to fail, so just make sure you can make an income while pursuing your dreams. No matter how long it takes to achieve your dream, you know it’s worth it.
You will inspire others. Those who follow their dreams inspire and give hope to others who want to follow their dreams. Being a role model is a powerful thing… so you could be making a difference in other people’s lives while making a difference on your own.
And let’s face it, following your dreams is one of the significant keys to happiness (so is proving all of the doubters wrong). If you make the choice to work towards your dream it will change your life, and once you succeed all those who witnessed your journey will be so proud… more importantly, you will be proud of yourself.
So are you ready?