What stops you from living your dreams?
Someone shared a great video with me today and it gave me pause to consider all the ways in which I don’t pursue my dreams. And then I began to wonder why it is that so few people seem to follow their dreams. In the final analysis isn’t that the most important thing we should be doing?
And I’m not necessarily talking about great big world changing dreams – although if you have those that’s fantastic. Dreams come in all shapes and sizes and are unique to each of us. But of all the things most of us do each day, ‘dream pursuit’ seems to come in just about last on the priority list. Why is that?
How many ways do we avoid tackling our dreams?
Bingeing on Netflix?
Checking social media for the umpteenth time?
Mindless web surfing?
These are just some of the myriad of modern day distractions. Somehow if we appear to be busy we can convince ourselves that we don’t have time to pursue our dreams.
Its never crowded along the extra mile.
Personally I think it comes down to fear. Its hard to face the fear of possible failure. If we don’t start then we can’t fail. But if we do that, haven’t we already failed? Not choosing is still a choice. And the truth is that there will be failures along the path. Its only through those failures that we’ll find true success. And how sweet that victory will be. If it was easy everyone would do it.
Sure, we can’t just drop our responsibilities to go after our dreams. We can, however, take small steps every day. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Its a necessary discipline to master if you want to achieve great things. I love the line in this video that says: “People are rewarded in public for what they practice for years in private”.
Take a few minutes to watch this video. I promise it will light a fire under your dreams.
So…is ‘dream pursuit’ on your TO DO list today?
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