Follow Your Dreams


Everyone has a dream. When you were a young, you fantasised about adventures such as slaying space pirates or galloping across a rainbow on the back of a unicorn. Your desires shifted as you got older, and now you envision a career in health, the fire service, or education someday. Can you recall any of your previous ambitions? Are the goals you’ve set for yourself the same as they were before, and have you made any progress toward achieving them?

You still have the opportunity to live the life that you’ve always dreamed of. It is always possible to start over. And if you start to doubt yourself, here are a few good reasons to keep your mind made up and work hard to make your dreams come true.

1. You will have more joy in life.

Not everyone will be interested in hearing this, but one of the main reasons you should follow your aspirations is that you’ll have a lot more joy pursuing them! But, of course, following your passions will only bring you happiness and rainbows all the time. There will be highs, lows, and obstacles to overcome, but one thing is sure: life won’t be dull. Therefore, if you want to live a life filled with excitement and fun, one of the best ways to do it is to follow your aspirations.

2. It’s the most effective way to give something back.

If you want to make the world better for everyone around you, one of the best things you can do is follow your dreams. But, believe it or not, how so, you ask? Put another way, if you choose to do something that lights a fire in your chest, you will also decide to make the most of your natural abilities or the things you are best at. As a result, when you want to live a life that makes the most of what you’re good at, you, in turn, offer the most that you can to the rest of the world. And, as may be anticipated, this benefits the world. Therefore, if giving back to humanity or impacting it is essential, you should do what makes your heart content.

3. You might experience financial success.

You’ve heard many people advise that you should follow your passion and your aspirations if you want to become wealthy. However, many other successful people have gushed about how crucial it is to follow your ambitions to succeed. Success guru Grant Cardone, for instance, said, “Be obsessive or be ordinary,” while Elon Musk said, “Passion and purpose scale, always have and always will.” Even multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett said those who find their passion are the luckiest.

4. You’ll increase the value of life.

Imagine receiving a ticket to enter a theme park featuring attractions like roller coasters and water slides, as well as delightful performances, but once inside the park, you are only permitted to ride one or two kiddie rides. How would you feel if that happened? Is it worth your time to visit this theme park? When you don’t pursue your aspirations, it’s like owning a ticket to a fantastic theme park with hundreds of thrilling rides but preferring to stick to the less exciting, safe coasters. So although you are in a park, it is probably not worthwhile for you to be there. Therefore, ensure you pursue a life that enables you to take advantage of what it offers. Make the most of your life, as you only get one.

5. You’ll Become the ‘Best Version of Yourself’.

The pursuit of dreams is not for the weak of heart. Realizing your dreams will be challenging. You will encounter challenges and setbacks unlike anything you have ever experienced. It won’t be easy. But those difficulties will make you stronger. You’ll improve in many areas of your life if you persevere in pursuing your goals. Your confidence will increase, your discipline will improve, and you’ll have many creative solutions. You will be the best version of yourself because of the difficulties you put yourself through.

6. Live Honourably.

Following your dreams is simply standing up for yourself. You declare to the world that this is your life, and you can live it however you want. Because of this, you’ll be able to hold your head high and maintain your dignity no matter where you are in the process, whether you’re making $0 an hour, living out of your car for a while, or struggling to make ends meet at times. This is because you’ll know that whatever is happening is only temporary and will eventually become part of your success story. Decide to pursue your goals like the successful have and to live honourably each day of your life.

7. Will assist you in obtaining true joy.

Living a life without goals is like living a life without hope. And a life devoid of hope is meaningless. The good news is that working toward living the life you’ve always imagined is one of the best strategies to lessen feelings of hopelessness and depression. One of the easiest ways to happiness is to follow your vision and pursue your aspirations, regardless of what other people believe is best for you. In fact, “I wish I dared to live the life I wanted” is people’s most common regret as they lie on their deathbeds. Decide to have the guts to follow your dreams and live your life to the fullest if you want to experience true happiness.

8. The result will be a more optimistic world.

Because it will increase the amount of good in the world, you should follow a life or career that makes you the happiest. Think about how you would treat the people you interacted with daily at home or in your neighbourhood if you decided to seek a living at a desk job you loathed. You’d probably feel less optimistic and happy. Additionally, there’s a significant likelihood that you’d start to respond negatively to people over time. But if you decide to take some chances and pursue your aspirations, you’ll eventually be able to leave your dead-end job and immediately increase your happiness and joyous levels. And even if you can’t quit your miserable job or situation immediately, just thinking about progressing to a better future will instantly improve your outlook. A powerful thing is a hope.

9. Will assist you in obtaining true joy.

Living a life without goals is like living a life without hope. And a life devoid of hope is meaningless. The good news is that working toward living the life you’ve always imagined is one of the best strategies to lessen feelings of hopelessness and depression. One of the easiest ways to happiness is to follow your vision and pursue your aspirations, regardless of what other people believe is best for you. In reality, the most common regret people express as they lay dying is that they didn’t have the confidence to live the life they truly wanted.

10. It will make you feel more confident.

The last benefit, but certainly not the least, is that pursuing your goals will help you build self-confidence. If you decide to forge your way, you won’t have to worry about becoming a follower anymore. You will quit comparing yourself, your degree of success, and your level of competence to that of other people. Why? Because you will realize, whether sooner or later, that the path to realizing your aspirations and the timetable for doing so are both unique.

There is something to be said for having a clear idea of who you want to be and where you want to go when you set your goals. So, do what makes you happy; doing so will do wonders for your self-confidence.

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