People always talk about following dreams – how important it is, how wreckless it is, how valuable it is, how insensible it is.
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you choose to sit on the side of the fence that encourages dream following… if not, you might as well exit this window now – there’s not going to be any cynicism or pessimism here.
Why you should follow your dreams
Well, Why not?
The only reason people choose not to follow their dreams is fear. Fear of failure.
See the thing is we realise our dreams and crave to achieve them, but they mean so much to us that we find it easier to back away and do something mediocre with our lives because the alternative is ‘easy’ and achievable.
But because we’ve gone with our second, third, or fourth choice, we are left never feeling fulfilled.
Create a life you don’t need to escape.
If we instead chose to follow our dreams and do exactly what it is we wish to do, we wouldn’t feel the need to ‘get away’ and ‘escape reality’. Reality would be so good that we wouldn’t be left dreading Mondays, counting down til knock off time, or crossing off days on a calendar until we can flee the country.
You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.
What happens when you follow your dreams
Travel is my passion.
For the last decade since I first went overseas I have been passionate about travelling the world – experiencing it not just for myself, but sharing it with others, too.
But by following my dreams and taking one insane leap of faith in doing so, I found complete and utter happiness as a byproduct.
I had always searched for happiness elsewhere – in relationships, friendships, material things… I was always looking for a ‘quick fix’, if you will.
But I never found it in its entirety — until now.
By following my dreams and doing exactly what it is I am passionate about without fear of failure, without fear of not having a viable career, without fear of being single at age 40 with a bunch of friendly felines lingering at my feet… without fear of anything. As a result of this, I can say with complete certainty that I am now the happiest version of myself that I believe I could ever be. Point blank.
Why you should always dream bigger
With that being said (and realised somewhere in the past 7 months travelling the world solo), I will continue to not just follow my dreams and turn them into a reality, but continue to make them bigger.
After all, the skies the limit!
We’ve all got the world at our feet – we just have to stop making excuses for ourselves, relying on others for happiness, and dig a little deeper into ourselves in order to find true happiness in its’ purest form.
By dreaming bigger and achieving better than ever before, we’re giving ourselves the opportunity to reach our full potential.
We were given legs to walk – but why walk when you can dance?