Be Who You Are: Live Your Dreams

Are you living your dreams? This may be a difficult question to answer, because actually following our dreams is usually better said than done.  One of the first steps to follow our dreams is to be ourselves. Many times we live our life for what other people expect us to be. Once we are true to ourselves we can take that next step to go after what we really want in life.

Taking a ‘Risk’

Now some may say that following our dreams is a “risk” and they are right. Nonetheless if we never take any risk and choose to live our life in the “status quo”. Then we have to ask ourselves will we ever be truly happy. In my own experience I used to settle in life my mindset was “just go with the flow” not really having a plan or goals for my life. Until I realize I had been lying to myself for years about my true passion and what I really wanted in life. So once I stopped living my life for what my friends, family and college advisers thought I should do. Then I started to live my life for me and truly follow my heart and be the only thing I could be myself. So today I will share five ways to be yourself and live your dreams.

  1. Be Honest :

It can be difficult to admit who we really, what we really want and what we truly want from life. This may sound simple but being honest with ourselves can quite terrifying .  One of the first steps we should do when starting to be honest is say it out loud at the top of your lungs. This can help relieve some unnecessary stress you may have about your dreams.

  1. Understand We Have Choices:

Life is full of choices that we are constantly forced to make and live with. Once we understand that we do have control over our own path in life and can choose what direction our life is headed.

  1. Stop Listening to The ‘Naysayers’:

Anytime we have an idea, dream or passion that is not the “norm” or something some people would expect from us. There will always be doubters or what I like to call “dream killers”. They will try to warn us the cons of following our dreams and that we probably won’t achieve them. This is when we have to stop listening and in many cases distance ourselves from these individuals.

  1. Don’t Limit Yourself:

Often times we limit ourselves, because we think we aren’t  equipped with the necessary requirements to attain what we want in life. But a wise man once “everything you need to be successful is already inside of you…it’s just your choice to go deep inside yourself to get it out”. Anything is possible if we stop limiting ourselves .

  1. Put Your Plan into Action:

Once you write a plan down start today and take the next step to make your dreams a reality. This step is essential to making our dreams happen, because without a plan we just have what I like to call “wishful dreams”.

Sometimes we can get bogged down with other people’s expectation of our own life we forget that this our life and we only have one chance to live it. So why not be ourselves and live our dreams and passions. Instead of doing what everyone  expects us to do or thinks we can do. I want to encourage every reading this to take a step back and think about their own life and ask yourselves “am I  truly being who I really am deep inside of my heart or am I letting other factors dictate my path in life”? Comment below & if you liked this post please share!

Copyright ©2016 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.


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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64 Responses to Be Who You Are: Live Your Dreams

  1. sargondorsai says:

    I’m living my dream. The path that brought me here might not have been the best, but here is where I want to be.

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  3. Reblogged this on Lady Dyanna and commented:
    Good advice..

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  4. mylifendthoughts says:

    This is really helpful, very thought provoking !

    Liked by 5 people

  5. kbeezyisviral says:

    I’m always chasing after my dreams every single day. However, the degree of difficulty seems insurmountable at times, but there’s always a way to overcome adversity.

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  6. This is awesome! Great post, keep them up!

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  7. tidalpages says:

    My dream sacres the hell out of me glad i am reading this thank you , inspired to live it.

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  8. Kim Gorman says:

    I am constantly torn between wanted to pursue my dream and my obligations and responsibilities. I’m trying to go for it in spite of them, but it’s not easy. Thanks for the inspiration. Fear is a monster.

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  9. Brilliant and inspiring as always. Really enjoy your writing

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  10. Very helpful and motivating for all the dreamers out there!

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  11. kayceemcg says:

    My current struggle! But I appreciate this post because I love to read as much stuff like this as I can – and love you posts.

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  12. Helen Majaga International says:

    Inspiring and well written. Living your dream is one of the best decision you can make for yourself. The moment you decide to be true to yourself and pursue your dreams, is the moment you feel like you have been set free from whatever was holding you back.

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  13. Bill says:

    Good advice! Number 5 is especially important I think. Dreaming must be combined with careful preparation and planning. In my case I came up with a plan first. It took years of hard work and perseverance to make it happen, but eventually that day came. The plan was essential. Great post.

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  14. Hermionejh says:

    Thanks for this post right when I need to hear it. I’ve been spinning in my life for a long time, feeling like I can’t rouse myself out of this constant day-mare… I’m doing my best to let go of a punishing omnipotence following my every move, and taking notes to slam me with when I die, making living a tough sell. I appreciate your words.

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  16. Dainty M says:

    Reblogged this on Dainty M and commented:
    This is empowering!

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  17. I really needed this today. I very useful reminder that we all have our own power if we have the courage to use it. Thank you. x

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  18. Love this. Funnily enough I have a tattoo which is very similar to the blog title! I think the hard part can be actually figuring out what your dreams are! As big goals are scary, and we tend to try and protect ourselves from that. I am working hard on my dreams now 🙂 wish I started sooner but oh well!

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  19. The very reason why most people regret once their time in life is about to end.

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  20. Great post – and did you know that the photo you feature was taken in the great city of Toronto, Canada? Very near to where I live. A joy to see a piece of home on your blog. lol.

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  21. I dig it! I just decided to start applying to teach English in Korea! Leaving family, friends, a life I’m comfortable in, and a $45,000 a year job I dislike for something terrifying but exciting for $20,000 a year because if not now, then when? And learning how to run for local government office (as a woman) when I return through an awesome incubator online! Great post!

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  25. Very true – great read 🙂 x

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  26. Keith Haney says:

    Great post! I am living my dream it took awhile to discover that dream.

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  27. rcollab says:

    Seriously loved reading this, needed to read it and so happy you shared it with all of us.

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  28. Monica Marie says:

    My favorite part of this was what a wise man said. I believe 110 % it’s true, and without searching we won’t ever find our treasure. Great Post!

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  29. Monica Marie says:

    Reblogged this on LFTD.

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  30. Yes! I echo the point, don’t limit yourself! We become who we think we are. Stop looking at current circumstances and focus your gaze on where your vision takes you. That’s how I finally brought myself into my own personal trainer business. And I’m always looking ahead! Inspiring post!

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  31. theglancist says:

    The part about ‘Taking Risk’ is very well described.
    Thank you for the valuable words!

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  32. There is nothing more beautiful than the possibility of having a dream come true.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. shortstory4ever says:

    Reblogged this on The Reality.

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