About Chasing Dreams
Updated: Jun 26, 2018
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By Marc Primo.
As first world citizens, we are led to believe everything is possible we are very important to the world, and our ideas can change the fate of humankind. Ok maybe not all of us but many grow up with self-righteousness that is honestly unjustified.
The journey of broken dreams usually begins when we move on to college and start to face parts of real life; the reality check comes when you graduate and have to get a job. Deal with a boss, pay rent, insurance, student loans, you know real life.
When you put expectations up against reality, it is not a fair fight.
Don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but there are some hard facts the sooner you learn, the better. Life is a game, and you can win but 99 times out 100 it going to be a rough ride.
Hard truths about your dreams:
You make plans and the universe smirks
(Things don't usually go according to your plans)
When you first get exposed to real life you still have a vast source of optimism. You think everything will go your way and the world is here to bend to your will. The truth is that everyone is thinking the same way and well, wills collide. People lie, they are late, they may not be as capable as they told you or a hurricane can destroy the market. Learn to be flexible, keep a true north but analyze what could go wrong and ways to go around the issue even if it seems unlikely.
Time goes by faster than you realize
In school, time seemed eternal because you only had prescheduled responsibilities and tons of free time. When you are out in the real world, things take longer than planned. You will misjudge how long things will take and it will frustrate you. Don't let it be the end of your journey adjust your paradigms, the quicker, the better. Just realize that life is not a fast food service there is no reason why things should instantly work you have to make them work and this takes time.
Problems are meant to be solved
You are going to fail. If you don't then honestly, you will be missing out on a lot of personal growth. It seems that life is designed in a manner that the more obstacles you surpass, the more you grow as a person. The sooner you begin to see problems as an opportunity for growth and creativity the sooner you will reach your goals.
Stop making excuses
There is no perfect time, perfect team, perfect anything. You should realize life is bumpy and the only way to recognize the bumps of your specific journey is to go through it. If you never take the leap and forever stay in your comfort zone then you won't grow.
Dreams are meant to be unreachable hence their status as dreams.
The thing is once you reach what you thought was your dream, you will instantly want more or something else. In the process of working towards your goals, if you do come across challenges and surpass them, then you will have grown into a different person with a different perspective and what mattered before may not matter today. So, allow your dreams to grow and change with you. It may sound cliché, but it is true, the best way to live your dream is to enjoy the journey, not the ending.