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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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!
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