I’ll be upfront and brutally honest with you, dreams are hard and discouraging, but don’t worry, they are also the greatest thing that will happen to you. Not sure if you have a dream or not? Think about this; is there something that keeps you up at night, wakes you up early, gets you super excited and constantly keeps you researching? Whatever that may be, that’s called a dream. That dream is a passion that burns inside of you that no one else will understand. Dreams are not meant to be understood or approved by others, they are meant to show the world the talent you have, the skills you can bring into the world. Don’t talk about your dreams, act on them, one day at a time.
If there is one thing that I can tell you about myself, is that I have that burning passion inside of me that no one will ever understand. I barely speak about my dreams to others, instead I try to show the world what I want to do with my content, my writing and business. The reason I write this today is to let you know that I understand what it feels like to have a dream but feel discouraged more often than not. I get it, the road ahead is tough, it’s full of lies, disappointments and discouragements, but if your dream didn’t have any of this, would it even make your story unique? Inspiring? Exciting? No one talks about the struggles, no one talks about the imperfections that are behind someone’s dream, instead they show they world how “perfect” everything is going for them.
I don’t know about you, but for me, showing me the real side of the story, the behind the scenes inspires me more than showing me your success. I constantly search the web for entrepreneurs who have made it, I want to know about their stories, their struggles because I know I can relate. Those struggles make everything so real and worth it and to me, that shows who a person truly is. Competition is huge nowadays and everyone is trying to compete with one another instead of lending that hand in helping you grow and succeed. This is called greediness. Once you get a taste of success, once you get a taste on how much you can actually make on your dreams, you stop helping others, reaching out and inspiring and then you find yourself wanting more and more and competing.
I’ll be honest, there is nothing wrong with competition, it drives you and allows you to grow more, but to lose sight of the main reason you started, now that’s hard to gain back. I find myself battling with doubt and fear and at times, losing sight of the reason why I do what I do. I’m human and I know you are too, nothing wrong with that, but I’ve realized that in order to make those dreams happen, one must have faith, one must keep that why ahead at all times and one must never fall into greediness. Dreams take time, dreams take money, dreams take dedication and commitment, something no one else will have or understand but you.