“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” –Anatole France
It’s not that we lose the ability to dream. It’s that we forget the power of our dreams. We begin to forget what it’s like to wake up in the morning, excited about the day. We begin to settle for the average, the everyday, the ordinary. We stop seeing the world as filled with hope and potential. It’s as if we put on sunglasses and turn off the lights and then wonder why the world is so dark.
The reasons why we stop dreaming aren’t all that hard to understand. Sometimes we don’t dream because of the lessons we learned from our parents. Many of us have parents who unintentionally taught us to stop dreaming.
There are a number of reasons to follow your dreams, to break the trend, and to live the life you’ve always wanted – here are a few:
They make life worth living.
Your dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. If you are struggling, your dreams are your reasons to keep going.
You can be an inspiration to others.
If you decide to go and follow your dreams, you will give hope to others who want to do the same. You can serve as their example and their reason why they should give it a try.
It will make YOU proud.
Even better than making your parents proud, you will be proud of yourself! Your confidence will rise, and you’ll enjoy the excitement and the adrenaline that comes with doing something you’ve always wanted to do.
You only live once.
Life is short. Our days are numbered, so why spend them doing something we don’t love? It’s time to make a decision to go for it!