We’ve all been told since we were young to dream big. Shoot for the stars, become the next president of the United States. I sometimes I ask myself when this mentality dies. Do we become a certain age and just decide to give up? Is it that we see the real world and discover it’s just too hard?
So very few of us make it to adulthood still wanting to be the next President of the United States, but does that mean we should stop dreaming? Of course not. There is a whole life just waiting to be seized, and it’s never too late to dream.
My dream? I’d love to become a bestselling novelist someday. The chances are remote, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work towards that goal. Last year I took a major step in starting a blog. It was a sort of ‘coming out’ for me. I stepped up to the internet and said, “Hey world I want to be a writer, so there!”
The world gave me an echoing silence in response.
I don’t know why I had this idea in my head that if I started a blog, my voice would suddenly be heard and my dreams would be realized with a snap of my fingers. That hasn’t happened yet, but I haven’t stopped chasing my dream either.
Here’s the thing, I feel like I am living a dream, even though I’m not making any money off of it. I feel like the very act of chasing my dream has made me that much stronger a person. For the first time in my life I understand what it is to be living what I love.
The only way to achieve your dreams is to first find your passion, and then live it!
I’m not saying anyone should quit their day job, but I am saying that there is something about chasing after your goals that makes you see life from a new perspective. It strengthens your constitution in a way that you wouldn’t believe.
Dreaming makes us stronger. Dreaming is what built America, and dreaming is what will save it.
Of course, achieving a dream requires work, a lot of it. You can’t just wake up and expect to start training at NASA that morning. There has to be preparation, a time in which you learn and grow. You have to plant the seeds in order to reap the rewards of a job well done.
I think it’s important for everyone to have a dream that they are working towards. It’s true that few of us will actually reach that dream, but by putting our shoulders to the grind-stone we can become a harder-working, happier people.
Dreams are what make life worth living. We need to be kids again and remember that it is still possible to reach to great heights.
If we teach our children to go for their goals and we don’t live our dreams, how hypocritical are we being? This is our chance to stand up and say that we want something and that we are working for it. This is our chance to have a better, brighter, world.