Obstacles or not, your life is worth it.
Every single person on earth should follow his or her dreams. Waking up everyday to the same monotonous job everyday is not what life is about. There is more to life than simply existing. But the bills have to be paid, you say. Yes, I know that is definitely true. However, the fact of the matter is that your sanity, happiness and joy are worth so much more than those bills. I remember watching a video from Steve Harvey where he makes a great point about this; he says the bills will be there either way. If you didn’t have the bills to pay- then would you follow your dreams?
There aren’t enough hours in the day to live a double life. Sure many people, including myself(for 4 whole years) make it work and it’s a great way to get started without jumping headfirst. Working a job that offers a steady paycheck while pursuing your dreams on the side is great for a while but there has to be an end date. You owe yourself more than spreading yourself so thin you become transparent and miserable because like I said, there aren’t enough hours..
Fear will hold you back but counteract it with FAITH.
Fear is an interesting thing. We all feel it at one point or another and rarely acknowledge how powerful it actually is. Fear will keep you thinking small, wondering if you’re good enough. It will make you question any good thing that enters your life and second-guess every opportunity that becomes available to you. Fear will consume you if you let it.
I have learned that the best antidote to fear is faith. Faith in God has carried me through the most fearful times in my life. It has taught me that every heartache, stumbling block, error, mistake or unopened door is there for a reason. Regardless of whether it makes sense to me at the moment or not, faith in the everlasting, powerful and merciful God has brought miracles to my very eyes.
Believing in something greater than yourself has an amazing power in itself because it shows you that something greater than you can make wine out of water or feed thousands from just a few loaves of bread. So then, how big are your problems, really? When you realize that a greater force is always working on your behalf you can rest assured that you are in good hands and the best outcome will prevail.
Even if you don't believe in God- faith in yourself will push you through hard times. Believing yourself and finding your footing is the first step but once you take that you realize that you are just as capable as the next person or your last boss :P From that point forward every hurdle is a little easier to overcome and you. In the process you become more resilient and stronger than the old you thought you could ever be.
Be purposeful and put to use all of your God-given gifts.
Like Steve says in the video, we are all endowed with gifts that not only make us unique but will also send us soaring through our wildest dreams- if only we put them to use. Don’t squander your life away by undervaluing those gifts and the amazing qualities you bring to the table.
Life is hard- either way.
Life will have its ups and downs whether you take your leap of faith or not. So why not, honor yourself and give the life you deserve a shot? Not only is it one of the best feelings in the world but it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Every step in the direction of your dream brings you closer to it, allowing your dream to grow and develop. The more time you spend on it the easier it gets to talk about it and socialize your ideas. Inevitably, opportunities you would have only dreamed of begin to literally fall on your lap.
If you let them, time and money will always hold you back. Don’t wait until regret sets in and you look back on the life you lived wishing you lived the life you dreamed. Drowning in an ocean of what-if’s.
If only you would take the chance and jump, run, hop or skip in the direction of your dreams.