It’s not meant to be easy, the road to your dreams and goals. It’s hard and seems to take forever. There’s turmoil, obstacles and many tears along the way. You’re going to get frustrated. You’re going to want to quit. You’re going to want to throw in the towel and settle. But it’s the journey that defines what type of person you are.
Did you give up because it was too hard, or did you persevere? How bad do you want it? Does it keep you up at night? Do you daydream thinking about it? Do you feel like you’re going crazy when you explain your goals to your friends and family and they just laugh at you? Or better yet tell you, “you’re doing too much and aiming to high?” Good, that’s how you know you’re on the right track.
In twenty-two years, if nothing else has resinated with me, the thought that “you and you along have the power to make your dreams come alive” continues to prove itself true. You have to be the driving force behind everything that you do. You have to put in extra hours now. You have to continuously grind. You have to stay strong and keep the faith, so that when you finally make it, you can look back and say, “I did that!”
I suppose that’s our problem in this day in age. We’re too lazy. We want everything to come quickly and easily. And when it dosen’t we settle, and we miss opportunities because they look like work. So I ask again, “How bad do you want it?” Do your dreams keep you up at night? Do you daydream thinking about them? Do you feel like you’re going crazy because no one seems to understand? Good, you’re on the right track, never lose that.
It’s ok not to know your next step. It’s ok to feel like nothing is working out and you’re just working in vain. Stay positive, all you have to do is keep moving forward. Besides, no matter how much people try to deny it, we all feel the same way. We all are going crazy in our own way chasing our dreams. We all are looking for something bigger than ourselves to believe in. We all seek change. The only difference is, some of us want it more than the other.
If you have a dream continue to chase it. Work harder at accomplishing your dreams than you do for anything else in your life. If you can work eight hours a day to make someone else’s dream come alive, you can work three hours a day to do the same for yours. You can do this. You can make your dreams a reality, because at the end of the day when you finally make it, you’ll realize that it was worth it. You’ll realize that you wouldn’t want to be any other place in the world. Remember that.
At the same rate, recognize that it is the journey that makes it all worthwhile, not the destination. It may seems hard in the moment, but find joy in the madness. Find your peace and stay optimistic. Nothing is truly a setback, everything is a learning experience. It’s not meant to be easy, remember that nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without great difficulty.
You got this, keep pushing. Don’t stop until your dreams are your reality.