Dreamers are some of the greatest people in the world. They have an endless imagination, an outrageous amount of motivation and a never-ending love for possibilities. However, there is one type of person that is greater than a dreamer—a doer. Forget about being a dreamer. Be a dream chaser. Be a go-getter. Better yet, be a goal achiever. Easier said than done, right? Dreaming about the possibilities and trying to make those possibilities come to fruition are two very different aspects. Being a dreamer feels safe and secure. Being a dream chaser pushes you out of your comfort zone; it makes you vulnerable and fearful. Here is how you can find the courage to chase your dreams.
Take Baby Steps
The truth is that there is no such thing as overnight success. Sure, people become successful in terms of money and recognition overnight. However, every millionaire, actress, dancer or writer put hours, months, and years of hard work and practice into their careers. Maybe, they are lucky and met the right person. Is it actually luck? Without those years of practice, their skill would have never been nurtured. The quality that inspired one important person to take a chance on them was developed from the continuous effort. Take baby steps. Practice your craft. Build your talent. Take hold of every small opportunity. Learn about your career. Contemplate the little things you can do now to build your ability. Aim to be the best version of yourself. Read every book that can build your writing abilities. Spend your lunch breaks practicing monologues in the bathroom. Dance until your feet fall off. Just never give up. One day, your baby steps and your hard work will pay off, and someone will notice that sculpted gift.
But Always Remember Your Long-Term Goal
Baby steps are good; however, when you are cultivating your gift and taking hold of every possible opportunity, remember your long-term goal. Remember why you are working so hard. Never forget your dream. Your dream will supply motivation, and it will remind you of why you are working so hard. Additionally, it will inspire you to keep working hard. It will encourage you to keep pushing past the obstacles, and it will reassure you to never give up.
Never Forget That It Is Your Life
Maybe, your parents want you to get a secure job. Maybe, the back of your mind is reminding you of the possibility of failing. Security is great. However, what kind of life are you living when you ignore a fiery desire for success inside? How can you settle for something you do not want? You have to remember that this is your life. It is your life and only yours. You get just one. Some people want to spend their life working a simple, 9-to-5 job. That is okay because it is what they want. However, if you are reading this, you are like me, and a 9-to-5 will never satisfy that hunger for more. Being a dreamer can be a curse or a blessing. When you go out and chase your dreams, it is a blessing. It turns into a curse when you let that hunger eat you up from the inside. This is your life. Do with it what you want. Chase your dreams!
You Could Fail, But…
There is the possibility you could fail. However, there is the possibility you could succeed. Failure is scary. In fact, it is absolutely terrifying. When you want something so badly, it can seem easier, better even, to not risk the possibility of failing. However, if you do not even try, you are doing something worse than failing. You are giving up your dreams and letting go of that dreamer inside of you that is extremely valuable. You are a dreamer. Be proud of it, and never forget just how special you are to this world. Your dreams inspire me. If you give your dreams a chance, you can inspire the world. Remember that you are guaranteed to fail if you do not even try. There are two qualities that are certain to bring you success—hard work and persistence. If you work hard and never give up, it is only a matter of time before you leave that dream chaser title behind and become a dream achiever.
Let go of that fear. Find that courage. Be a doer. Become a dream achiever. I believe in you.