From personal experience, I know how daunting, frustrating and painful chasing dreams can be. Because let’s face it, dreaming is good – it’s easy and effortless. But the process, the discipline, needed to make it a reality is often time wrapped in anguish, pain, and failures.
Sometimes you’re just tired, you want to stop. You tell yourself you’re taking a break, that you’ll get back to pursuing your dreams, but that’s a lie. I know it’s a lie and you know it’s a lie.
Because the moment you throw in the towel, the moment you rest, that is when all is lost. So today I figured: kick their ass up before they even think about sitting it down.
Courtesy of William Hollis, Chriss Ross, and Criss Nikolov as well as Fearless Motivation, here’s that long overdue pep talk you’ve secretly been waiting for. Because deep down, no one wants to give up. No one.
According to William Hollis and Chris Ross, in today’s world, just 1 out of 10 people actually likes their job, and 1 out of 200 actually works their dream job, no matter what kind of income they make – which is freaking worrisome.
These authors also posit that the current education system actually doesn’t support us to chase our dreams, doesn’t guide us in that direction, it guides us toward one direction and that’s the direction of slavery, study – go to college – find a job – work your whole life and just die.
So why are they saying this to you? You see in school they teach you that you can’t argue with the authority if the teacher says it’s wrong then, it is. And if you try to argue with the authority you get suspended or a bad grade, and if he says you can’t chase your dreams, it means you can’t. If they tell you to give up on your dreams, because they are impossible, you think you should listen to them? Of course not!
And in the end what school is providing you is not just knowledge. They actually try to force you to become something you are not. All you need to get from school, the university is the knowledge – you don’t need to play by your teachers’ rules. I am not telling you school or university is a bad thing, I am telling you all you need from there is knowledge!
And this is why you need to man up. Why you need to start listening to your heart. What’s that one thing you could do for the rest of your life, every day for free? Find that thing even if you don’t know it at the moment, FIND YOUR PASSION!
You don’t need to work a boring job, because some old fat lady told you and made you think so, seriously all you need from school is the knowledge. And if the school has fucked you up, It’s time to change.
It’s time to start taking a different approach towards life, it’s time to choose your dreams, not the path that was written for you by your parents or your teachers. You need to create your own unique path and this takes courage, this takes balls and you see most people don’t have the courage and the balls all they have is – EXCUSES.
But for those who have the courage to go out of their comfort zone life has a different meaning. You see I will tell you the truth now, when you start chasing your dreams, you will experience many failures, you will lose faith all the time, maybe you won’t even see results for very long time, you see you won’t be happy all the time, but that’s the real truth. It won’t be easy, but it’s going to be worth it. Even if you die before getting there, at least you tried.
Sounds scary right? Not for me. I prefer to chase my dreams even if I know that I would I fail while pursuing it. I know that 10 times better to try and fail than to do something I hate for the rest of my life, just because ‘someone’ told me to do so.
“Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is what dies inside while you’re still alive.” – Norman Cousins
Basically translating to if you do not chase your dreams in your lifetime, you have been dead your whole life.
“I don’t care how crazy or big your dreams are, they are possible, don’t listen to others except that weak sound in the back of your head saying – IT’S POSSIBLE.” – Cris Nikolov
You don’t need to be perfect, you don’t need to be the best, you don’t need to be an expert. But you need to have the courage to chase your dreams – You see for others your dreams, might be crazy but does that even matter – You live your own life, don’t make your life boring, just because others think your dream is impossible or crazy.
Be crazy. Be who you want to be. Be Superman if you want to but never be someone who you don’t want to be. Always chase your dreams! Grab life for the balls, and squeeze them in whatever direction you would like you to see yourself going in! You choose your destiny, you know your life is not written, and even if there is such book where your life is written, the pages are blank, and you hold the pen and decide the content!
And guys, when you want to succeed the thing you should never do, is finding excuses, but what you should do instead is finding solutions, seriously nobody cares about your excuses.
Get over yourself, man up and chase your dreams, not halfway but all the way right down to the finish line and past it.
So here’s a little extra something to boost your morale. You can thank me by chasing your dreams and making them a reality.
A version of this article appeared on the Motivation Grid.