Turning dreams into reality is a formidable task.
Seeing your dreams through to fruition requires dedication, hard work and sacrifice. In the pursuit of your goals you will find yourself faced with self-doubt, frustration & fear. So many people who were once filled with ambition never reach their goals and find themselves wondering what could have been, “If only…” Success doesn’t come easy and you can’t place yourself on the path of least resistance if you expect to have an extraordinary life, the life you’ve always dreamt of.
Being successful at accomplishing your goals means creating your own path and taking risks. During your journey to success you will have moments where you find yourself full of fear; fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the unknown, fear of other’s opinions. When you stumble, self-doubt will invade every crevice of your consciousness and you will second guess your ability to create your desired reality. Failures will bring frustration and you will become your own defeatist. You will tell yourself that no one will care if you quit. Maybe no one will care whether you give up on a dream or not but your dream or goal isn’t for someone else, it is for you. As much as you try to convince yourself that a goal isn’t important, it is important…to you.
By taking the path of least resistance you will continually find yourself firmly planted in a life of mediocrity. Sure, there will be moments of success and there will be happiness, satisfaction and joy in your life but there will also be a lingering feeling of failure knowing that you gave up on your dream.
Following a dream means making sacrifices which may lead to insecurity in the face of popular culture and trends. Society expects us to fit in and follow the well-worn path of life; birth, education, work, marriage, children, retirement, death. Many people never stop to question this step-by-step approach to life and those who waiver from the path have been labeled by the masses as idealistic or naïve. A typical life may bring fulfillment to the mass of men and many will find success and happiness within these confines.
It may work for some, but does it work for you?