Someone once told me
“People fail because they follow their dreams.”
In my head, I was thinking, “isn’t it good to follow your dreams.”
He continues and says
“People need to start accomplishing those dream instead of following them”
Dreams are a good starting point
I remember growing up wanting to be so many things when I grew up. Up until middle school, those dreams actually felt like they could come true because people around me were actually encouraging. Then high school came around. The same question would be asked but in response instead of being supportive and optimistic. It was always “Be Realistic”
Conformity is a disease
Conformity is a dangerous thing and can spread like a wildfire. Once one person starts it begins a continuous cycle. They start to believe what everyone else thinks and goes along with whatever is being said. Every so often there are a few people that come along that disrupt this conformity and create amazing things.
Now or never
There are more opportunities available now more than ever. Just because there are more opportunities it doesn’t mean that people are taking advantage of those opportunities. With that being said it also means these opportunities require some type of sacrifice. Sacrifice can come in the form of time, effort, money, or all of the above.
Plan and execute
Talk is cheap. Doing is what matters. You can talk about dreaming about starting a business or moving up in your current company but that won’t do any good if you don’t do anything about it. Making a plan that you can follow and execute is the difference between Apple and that company you never heard of.
Are you going to fail? There is a good probability that can happen. But who said failure was such a bad thing. It means you actually tried but something didn’t work out along the way.
Dreaming and having a reason to wake up in the morning can be a powerful tool but dreaming is for dreamers. The real test starts with actually, going out to work, sacrificing, putting in the time, to achieve those dreams is the difference between waking up every day dreading going to work or waking up loving what you do.