Don’t be afraid to dream
For what is life without them
Dreams are like rain on a parched land
They add beauty and joy to the life of man
Dreams are the stuff life is made of. Without them life would be dull and boring. The best way to live life is by going after your dreams and doing what you love.
Why go after your dreams in the first place?
You live only once: Your time on this planet is limited. You get only one chance at your life. Once wasted you are not getting it back, it’s only a one time show. For a show that is played only once don’t you want to make it colourful, the best show possible? Don’t you want it to be a show that you would enjoy? Don’t act like you have forever to live. Do not waste your life and time in meaningless pursuits. Follow your dreams. Set your goals and priorities. Give accomplishment of your dreams and desires the highest priority in your life
Happiness: Happiness is the end which everyone strives for. Ultimately we all want to have a good time; we all want to lead happy lives. Happiness does not lie outside you, it is not elusive. It is something within you. A man who spends his time in the pursuit of his dreams is infinitely happier than someone who just spends his time doing nothing. Though chequered by obstacles and failures a man who strives for his dreams finds happiness in their accomplishment.
Sitting idle and wandering aimless has its share of trifling pleasures but it does not give lasting happiness. A man who expresses himself completely, who makes full use of his talents in the pursuit of his dreams will find that happiness and contentment never leave his side.
No regrets: The most painful words that anyone could utter are “if only”. If only I worked hard, if only I was a bit positive, if only I didn’t let failure stop me. Regret is a painful disease. It will destroy you from within. It’s children misery and guilt will finish off what‘s left of you after regret has taken its share. Is it not better to follow your passions and your dreams even though you might fail rather than regretting later? Do the things you want to do, do the tasks you love, do them now.
Do not postpone them to some later date. Do not give excuses. Now is the time. Regretting will not get you back lost time nor will it undo the mistakes you have done. It will only make you worse. Do not regret, instead act upon your dreams. The best way to avoid a life of regret is to follow your heart, till the end. It will lead you on a path of success and happiness.
Money will come: Today money is very important to each individual. It’s as important as the air you breathe or the water you drink. Money is what makes the world go round. When you follow your dreams and passions money will come. Money should be and will become a by-product of your effort to reach out to your dreams. Money shouldn’t determine the type of work or profession you choose. When you follow your heart there is no need to go after money it will come to you. In life you should follow your heart and not money.
You grow as a person: When you face a challenge and emerge triumphant you become stronger. The scars and wounds fill your blood with courage and confidence. Once you emerge victorious you are ready to take on new and bigger challenges. A man who plays safe and avoids risks can never hope to grow. His life becomes stagnant. A man who spends time in the pursuit of his dreams grows mentally, emotionally and financially. You were born to be bold and strong but not to play safe and rust out. Life is all about growth. If you did nothing and achieved nothing then your coming to the planet did not make any difference. The road to achieving your dreams is full of failures but it is also full of lessons that these setbacks teach. The road to success is full of growth. This is the journey you were meant to make. Go on begin your journey of growth now.
Enjoy your work: Many of us spend a good portion of our adult lives working. We work for almost half the time of our entire lives. When so much time is spent at work/job why not spend it doing something you love. Instead of crying and cribbing at your work start doing something you enjoy. When you do something you love it no longer feels like work, it gives you immense pleasure and happiness. There is also a sense of satisfaction that you have accomplished something worthwhile. Spend your time working on your dreams instead of wasting it on something that you do not enjoy.
The best way to live: A life spent in the pursuit of your dreams is a happy life. Think about it, do you want to spend your days doing something that you love or do you want to spend them in frustration and misery. Money, fame, success and happiness you will meet them all on your journey. You will also meet failures, setbacks and disappointments. But overcoming them and emerging triumphant is what will add meaning to your life and make it worthwhile.
Spending your time in the pursuit of your dreams is the best way to live if not the only way.