Follow your dreams —is a common phrase. Most of us have heard it before, some of us are trying to do it, and some are still wondering. C.S. Lewis's quote—You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream—encourages us to set goals and dream our dream life, no matter the age or life situation. It is our calling to live a purposeful life with meaning and gratitude. None of us has only sunshine and rainbows in the sky.
Sometimes, we are in situations in our lives that we don't want to be in. We must do things we don't want to do. We need to experience things we don't want to go through. All this is part of life. However, there are several reasons why following your dreams and living the life you've always wanted is essential. Why following your dreams is vital?
Sometimes life is hard. Things go wrong. Life can go wrong in love, business, friendship, health, or all the other possible ways. When life gets tough, this is what you should do—eleven reasons why following your dreams is essential.
1. Dreams give you purpose
Living the dream life is simply a form of living out your passion, working on your dreams and goals gradually, through persistence and effort, as a central part of your life. Your dreams give you something to believe in when the dark clouds lay over your sky. Dreams can help you get through the worst days. Your dreams provide you with a purpose to keep going. Your dreams are why you wake up in the morning and try again. Dreams are what make your entire life worth living. Without our dreams, we are nothing.
To accomplish great things in life, we must act and dream, plan, and believe. Believing has the utmost importance in chasing the dream of life.
2. You'll meet other dreamers
Quantum Physicists say the universe is built from energy. Everything in the universe, every tiny particle, vibrates at a certain energy level. The universal law of attraction states that we attract the energy we vibrate. You attract what you are. You attract the energy you vibrate. You attract the kind of people that are vibrating the same tune. When you feel motivated and excited about pursuing your dreams, you will attract other people who have the same values and purpose.
The more dreamers you surround yourself with, the further you can go. If times get tough, like it sometimes happens in life, you have surrounded yourself with dreamers alike who will motivate you and keep you going.
Belated famous dreamer John Lennon composed this song and the lyrics – Imagine. He was maybe one of the most famous dreamers everyone knows. He said—"You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."
3. Be an inspiration to others
One of the deeper meanings to live by is to be in service of others. Pursue your dreams, and you will give hope to others. By following your dreams, you unintentionally give hope to others to start pursuing their dreams.
As you start to pursue your dreams, you will serve others by showing an example of living a purposeful life. Be in service of others, be an example, and why they should give it follow their dreams. By helping yourself, you can help others and encourage them to keep going.
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." – William Ward
4. Dreams don't work unless you do
When you are this motivated, failing isn't an option. If you are committed to your dreams and make sure that you can make an income along the way, you can provide for your life.
Some dreams may take longer than others to achieve, but it's the journey that counts, not the destination. The world wasn't created in a day, and neither are our dreams. Set small goals and build upon them.
The only thing between you and your dreams is the vague story you keep telling yourself about why you can't achieve them. Let your dreams speak louder than your fears, and your actions are bolder than your words.
5. The future you see is the future you get
Your days pass by, counting the hours you can get away, and you end up feeling drained at the end of the day. Waking up in the morning is not inspiring to you. Why would you work in a job you dislike?
Start to pursue your dreams! Discover your passion and start to do it. Fill your days with moments when you are genuinely inspired and motivated. You'll discover that the hunger is growing, and the energy is rolling, and evidently, you'll end up doing what you love the most. Wake up excited about the new day and enjoy what you love doing.
"Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today." ~ James Dean
6. Your dreams are for you to pursue
Let's face the fact. Your dreams are for you. Only you can pursue your dreams. Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night.
Everyone has dreams and goals for life. Don't do what others do but follow your path. Your dreams are for you, and you must go for them. Nobody else will do it for you.
Miracles happen when you give as much power to your dreams as you do to your fears. You can't just wait for other people to provide you with the golden dream. Your dreams are personal, and you've got to get out there and make them happen for yourself.
If you don't pursue your dreams, you'll never reach them. The answer will always be no if you don't dare to ask. If you don't take the first step forward, you will always stay in the same place. Step back, and a year from now, you wish you had started the journey today.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." – Henry David Thoreau
7. Fulfilling dreams makes you happy
Life without dreams can be miserable and feeling without a deeper purpose. Everyone wants to feel a sense in their life. Why are we here? And what is the meaning of our life? These may sound like quite profound questions and hard to answer.
As always, start small. Go ahead step by step. Discover something that has meaning for you, and the next step will appear as you begin to walk along your path. Meditate or go into nature and find a connection with your inner self. If you quiet your mind and listen, you have all the answers inside you.
The guest for searching your meaning and discovering your dreams can open an entirely new world.
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." – Carl Jung
8. Keep working towards your dreams
We have all been around some people who told us our dreams weren't possible. Let that statement add fuel to your fire. Unfold your myth. Set your life on fire.
Let's think about the people who said it would never be possible. Now go and prove them wrong. Listen to the must not. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the Nos. Listen to the shouldn't, the impossible, the wonts. Listen to the never-haves, and then finally listen close to me. Anything can happen. Anything can be.
Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do it! All right? How would you know if you haven't tried it? Less someone outside of you. So, keep dreaming. If some people can't do something themselves, they may want to tell you that you can't do it. If you want something, go and do it. Period.
9. Be bold and follow your path
Be sure that following your path to your dream life doesn't mean the road will be easy. To follow your dreams can often mean enduring more than ever before, moving entirely out of your comfort zone, spending hours upon hours of hard work, and not even sure that the path is paved in your favor.
Be ready to face uncomfortable until it becomes comfortable. You can fulfill all your dreams if you dare to pursue them. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. You have everything you need—the strength, the patience, and the passion for reaching the stars to change your life. Dream your dream life!
Whatever you dream, you can do it and begin the journey. Be bold in your dreams. Follow your path. Persistency has power. Boldness has magic and power in it. Never give up on your dreams!
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." -Alan Alda
10. Never give up on your dreams
Once you start to follow your path to your dream life, your confidence will rise, and you'll enjoy the excitement the journey brings into your life. Doing what you always wanted to do gives you peace and contentment. You are living your life from the soul perspective, not from the ego.
Never give up on your dreams. Do what you want to do in your life. With big dreams, you are more powerful than anyone with only the facts.
When you start to pursue dreams, your life wakes up, and everything has meaning. Your life is going forward in your favor.
11. We have only one life
You have only one life, and it's happening NOW. Life is not going backward. Neither is it in the future. That is an illusion that many people tend to forget. They say I will start to sing when I start my pension, not understanding that there's no guarantee that life is still going for you then. You don't know how many days you have left. How many years can you still live? Stop wasting your time and start to live NOW. NOW is the only moment we have. It sounds harsh, but it's the only thing we have.
Like John Lennon wrote in the song—Imagine—"Imagine all the people living for today" has a profound message to all of us. Once you realize that, you'll start to give more meaning to the very moment you are breathing now. Life is short. Live it NOW. Live, love, and laugh—are good starting points. Realize that you make the best of each moment, and you'll live your dream life. Live today! Live NOW. Trust your instincts, live your values, and pursue your dreams.
Focus on your dreams. Dream big. Dream so much that some people think you are crazy. The bigger your dreams are, the more you can gain. Don't let any limiting beliefs stop you. Make your dreams happen.
All your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
While most people spend their lives struggling to make a living, some seem to have everything going their way. Instead of just making a living, they are busy working on their dreams and enjoying the journey. Everything seems to work out for them as planned. And there are many of us wondering how life can be so complicated and unjust.
What's the significant difference between these people with so much and the others with so little? Despite all the factors that affect us—none other has as much potential power to affect our future as our dreams.
Dreams are an intuition of the life you want to live. Dreams can drive you. Dreams can overcome obstacles on your way. And believe me, there will be some for everyone. When you allow your dreams to pull you forward, you unleash a creative force that can overpower any obstacle in your way. Define your dreams to unleash this power because fuzzy dreams have a little pulling power. Well-defined dreams are your superpower. To achieve your dreams, to push your plans forward—be sure your dreams are alive.
When you dream, dare to dream big. Have extraordinary ambition in your dreams. Dream about abundance and exceptional wealth. Start dreaming, where anything and everything is possible. Your dreams ought to be stronger than any obstacles in your way. Be a dreamer. Envision the glorious future. See the finish line while you're still driving the race. Hear the cheers when you reach the finish line in the middle of the journey. Live as already you won the race.
Be willing to put yourself out of your comfort zone until the paces of doing the uncomfortable become comfortable. Realize that all your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. Every great dream begins with a dreamer—You. You are able. You can do it. You have everything needed for your dream. Start today! Dream your dream life.