Do you ever wonder what it means to follow dreams? We get married, raise kids, work hard to make ends meet, have many obligations, bills and debts… It seems we don’t have time to think of following our dreams. Everyone has at least one dream but most are afraid to follow them. We are afraid of judgments and changes. We fear to break rules and live our own lives.
Many people, including my parents, judge me because of my dream and it took me several months to overcome the fear of being judged by others. I follow my dreams and live a happy life. I’m proud of myself, believe in myself, and don’t care that many people don’t support me.
If you have a wish, a desire or a dream, don’t put it down. Do you ever wonder why so many people are unhappy and suffer from anxiety and depression? Because they do what others want them to do, they get stuck in routines and think it’s too late to change something. If you are one of them, it may be a high time to reconsider your life. Here’s why you should follow your dreams regardless of your age and financial status.
Why You Should Follow Your Dreams
1. Stare your fear in the face
One of the reasons to start following your dreams is to overcome your fears. Want to travel around the world? Do it! You don’t need to be rich and have special skills. All you need is a desire. You will see many places, meet many new people – those who will support your dream and who will join you. You will experience things you never thought possible.
No matter what your dream is, stare your fear in the face to become more brave and live your dream life. You have a power to create the life you want – just use it correctly and don’t stop at nothing.
2. Live a life of purpose
If you have a dream, you are lucky. Many people live meaningless lives: they don’t have dreams so they can’t discover their life purpose. Once you start following your dreams, you will stop asking yourself, “What’s my purpose in life?” or “Why should I do this job?”
Your dreams will help you overcome the hardest days, become stronger and wake up each day on top of the world. You’ll feel more alive, excited, and assertive. It’s hard to fail when you are highly motivated and excited about doing what you love.
3. Discover your new talents and abilities
When pursuing your dreams, you may discover many wondrous things you’re capable of doing. You will be amazed at what you can do and your new talents and abilities will help you reach success and improve your financial status. When you do what you love, you don’t notice how much money you make.
4. Learn how to follow your own rules
As soon as you step forward to follow your dreams, you’ll meet many people who will try to discourage you and who will judge your actions. Don’t give up! Create your own rules and follow them. There’s always someone who is ready to support you. Your dreams will help you find true friends and live the life you have always wanted, without caring about what others say or think about you.
5. Become happy
When you follow your dreams, you enjoy yourself, your job and your life. You smile more and people see only happiness on your face. No one wants to spend time with a person who is constantly stressed out, overwhelmed and irritated. Happiness is contagious so if you are happy people will want to be around you and they will follow your example because you will inspire them to do so. The deeper you get in your dreams, the happier you will be in future.
Life becomes better when you know what you want to achieve. No one will follow your dreams for you and no one will make you happy if you are chronically unhappy. Discover your dreams and don’t be afraid to pursue them. You may face many challenges but nothing will stop you when you excited and passionate about your goals. Life without dreams is never interesting and happy. Are you ready to start following your dream? Do you have any inspiring stories to share with us?
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