Live Your Life
Actually living your life and doing what you want to do in life is a topic I feel very strongly about and its really tugging at me tonight so I thought I’d talk about it. It seems like people have this lie that they’re told growing up like “you need to go to college if you’re going to be successful” or “when you grow up you need to get a stable job, get married, and have kids”. For some people that is their idea of a perfect life and that’s completely fine. This post is more geared toward that person that dreams the “impossible dream” and then they get shamed about it by their friends and family until the point where they finally start to believe that their dream is just a dream but I don’t want that for you so I want to let you know that there’s still hope! Don’t give up!
Everybody has a different dream and different views and its important to realize that. For instance, my ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world with the love of my life full time without having to drag into work everyday spending 8 hours a day because in my opinion life is not meant to be nothing but living as a robot for money but to have adventures, to take risks, to fall in love, and to enjoy every single day to the fullest. Yours might be to make a million dollars or own your own business, whatever it is you’re passionate about just know IT IS POSSIBLE!
Don’t Listen To The Nay-Sayers
Probably one of the hardest things to overcome is trying to pursue a dream when everyone tells you “you can’t do it” or “it will never work” especially when its your friends and family. If that has ever happened to then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Trust me you’re not alone. No matter what it is you want to do that might be outside of the “norm” people will always try their hardest to put you down and kind of try to pull you back the path that everyone else is going down. The first step to making your dream into a reality starts here. You have to believe in your dream and where you want it to take you! Never give up regardless of what anyone says! You CAN do it!
Stop Doubting Yourself!
You have to have confidence that you can and will achieve everything you want if you simple start believing! Stop telling yourself “I can’t do it” and “it’s too hard I’ll never reach it”! The moment that you start to believe that you can accomplish any goal you set for yourself is the moment you become stronger than everyone telling you that you can’t and all of a sudden you are in control! For the first time you become the sole decision maker in YOUR life and when you get to that point anything becomes possible.
How BAD Do You Want It?!
So I don’t care where you are in life or how old you are if there’s something you want in life it’s time to start taking steps toward your goal. Your dream is possible but it won’t come easy! Your dreams know how hard you work and how much time you put in. Randy Pausch said it best when he said “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!”. There will be sacrifices you have to make and a lot of hard work along the way but I promise you, you can reach it! Persistence is the key! Lets say you take a rock and place it under dripping water okay? You won’t notice anything at first but over time the water will eventually bore a hole in the rock allowing the water to pass through. Life is the same exact way! I mean what else are you gonna do if not chase your dreams? live a life you don’t want until its too late and you are filled with regret??
” If you want something, go get it. Period.” -Will Smith