Undoubtedly, all of us has dreamed of accomplishing something. Be it a future ambition, or even your New Year’s Resolutions, we often set aims for ourselves to inch forward step by step, and achieve the goal eventually.
Some dreams can be as easy as 1,2,3, producing ripe and juicy fruits through pure talent.
Some dreams can be as ambitious as becoming the richest, but your efforts may seem futile at first.
Some dreams can be as tedious as climbing Mt. Everest, having to overcome many obstacles before finally reaching the summit.
Miley Cyrus – The Climb
“Always gonna be an uphill battle, sometimes I’m gonna have to lose~”
But whatever it is, you should never give up trying to pursue your dreams. Be it typhoons or tornados, you should never be brought down. Gaia may chain you down, but it’s up to you whether you want to break free from the fetters and spread your wings. In other words, your potential may be limited through your physical environment, but you can overcome those limits through determination and hard work! You may have been born in a Less Economically Developed Country, and indeed, you may receive less resources and opportunities as a result, but that does not entirely prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Life is unfair, so all you have to do is to put in more effort, in order to change your circumstances.
However, diligence is not all that it takes to make your dreams come true, for it takes two hands to clap after all.
Other than working hard, you need to believe in your own dreams.
Now, what do I mean by that?
In my experience, I have met many people who are committed in saving the environment. But, the reasoning behind their ‘passion’ is that they were taught to do so from young. The notion that everyone needs to protect Earth, has been constantly instilled in them, to the point that they think it is only natural to do so. This is not wrong at all, but by doing this, you’re merely carrying out an ideal, and not, believing in your dream.
To truly believe in your dream, you need to be passionate about it, and understand that you’re doing this for yourself; for personal reasons and feelings. One may desire for world peace, but what is your motivation behind that wish? What is the rationale behind it? WHY DO YOU WANT IT? You may simply want world peace because that is the ‘correct’ thing to do, and not the thing that you want to do.
As a teenager, my teachers at school often ask us, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Some would say doctor, lawyer and scientist, because that is often what their parents encouraged them to be. In fact, majority of students have yet to find what they themselves truly want to do… If you identify yourself as one of these people, it’s not a problem at all! Sure, life is short, but it takes time and experience to learn more about yourself. Would you rather spend a long time doing something you don’t enjoy, or enjoying something that you love to do for a brief period of time? I think most mentally-healthy people will choose a short-lived happiness, over plain torture…
~I’m gonna follow my dreams, no matter how crazy they seem~
~Live how we want to~
Finally, I’d like to end off with this phrase of mine that I always repeat in my previous posts. I said it in my Christianity & Homosexuality post, and I indirectly mentioned it in my Fitting In post.
Live Your Own Life! #LYOL
Find your own dreams.
Believe in your dreams.
Strive to realise your dreams.
Thank you for dreami- I mean, reading 🙂