Dreams: Are They Worth It?

Everyone always says, “Follow your dreams!” But most people don’t follow this advice, because life happens, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want to do just to make it to the next month. The most difficult element of this is to find the motivation to try, despite the fact that dream chasing is a very hard thing to do. This dilemma faces a lot of people in today’s economy.  Most people would love to follow their dreams but for whatever reason won’t make that next step to do so. I can personally relate to this conundrum there have been various times in my life I have sometimes doubted my dreams and wondered are they really worth going after. Then I realized that you only have one life to live and I didn’t want to wake up at 80 years old saying what I could have done. Unfortunately, if you do decide to follow your dreams people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, may discourage or give you awful advice. This prompted me to share a number of reasons why you should follow your dreams.

  1. Your dreams have no limits; you are the creator of your dreams, big or small. When this is understood, you are able to design a way to accomplish your end goal.
  2. You’ll regret it later in life, and if you’re delaying it, you’ll question yourself why didn’t you do it sooner.
  3. People who follow their dreams have more power to create, influence, and change their environment.
  4. Personal growth happens when you stretch yourself. If you don’t follow your dreams you’re not stretching.
  5. When you are motivated and excited about pursuing your dreams, you’ll attract other people who have the same values and interests. The more you surround yourself with high achievers, the further you’ll go. Then, it will be easier to connect with people who are like-minded who will help you to continue achieving your goal.
  6. When you step forward to pursue your dream, you will face challenges you never could have anticipated. You will allow nothing to stop you. You will shock yourself at your ability to plow through any situation.
  7. In life, if you ever try to do something different from the ordinary routine or even dared to talk about your dreams then you will find yourself surrounded by people who might discourage you or try to suppress your thoughts. Never let that happen never give up on your goals or dreams.


I hope after reading these tips you are inspired to go after your dreams. Now after reading this post, what are your plans? If you really want to change something you can start by making a promise to yourself that you will try to jump out of your comfort zone and start doing the things that you know deep down in your heart you always wanted to do. I’m not suggesting that you should quit your job or go make a huge financial investment but start taking steps towards your dreams. Comment below If you plan on making a change in your life or if you are already  pursing your dream or goal.



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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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17 Responses to Dreams: Are They Worth It?

  1. simpledimple says:

    Great pointers and well penned. I can relate with most of the points. @ point 2, during moments of reflections, I’ve asked myself that question why I didn’t begin blogging earlier than now. It was a dream I nursed for a long time but didnt have the courage to start. The rest is history now and I’m glad I took the leap. 🙂

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  2. RN to ENTREPRENEuR says:

    Awesome post

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  3. Joanna says:

    I try every month to do something for my dreams and by doing so, I manage to fulfill them each year. And then set up other goals, work for them and fulfill them again. It’s such a nice feeling when you get to that point when your dream comes true!

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  4. nice post some good tips, to be honest most of our dreams have been shattered so now we find it hard to sleep! but still its important to stretch yourself!

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  5. Jamie-Lee says:

    Good post, it can be hard to make a big change towards your end goal or dream but for some goals, it’s easier to make baby steps and they all add up 🙂
    Jamie x

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  6. IamVagabond says:

    Yes we have to dream and make sure we do enough to make them come true ..

    I dream of travel and I blog at http://www.iamvagabond.com

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  7. Sayanti aka Shine says:

    This article is very helpful for those who have a big dream but often face challenges to fulfill the dream. Every points are genuine and useful.

    Liked by 3 people

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  10. danielle says:

    I took the step this year to make a career change. I had been too scared to try for a long time and it got to the point where I burnt out doing a job I don’t like. 2016 is my year! Thankfully my husband has made the sacrifice of shouldering our financial needs so that I can pursue getting a job I enjoy without feeling stressed and tired at the job I had. So I am working part time and studying fitness and nutrition part time so that I can land that dream job. Its scary, and sometimes difficult, but I know I need to push through and have faith. Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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  11. whatsforlunch says:

    I liked this post very much.
    First ……I wish you every success in achieving YOUR dreams
    Second…..YOU are an inspiration to others
    Third….a few typing errors i want to help with.
    1. then you will might find yourself surrounded by people who
    2. . I’m not saying you to quit your job 
    will Fourth…… a BIG hug

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  12. thelittlelai says:

    Great blog post. It’s very helpful for those who are losing hope to follow and pursue their Dreams.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. The Power Of The Mind By Verity Vyas says:

    Your post is life saving, to those who are at the brink of losing hope. Keep writing. May God bestow his mercy on you too, and give you the courage and guidance you may need.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Lady G says:

    Aha! So you too are a dreamer! I love that!
    Excellent post!

    Liked by 1 person

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