Are you living your dream right now? For many who will read this, the answer to that question is”no”.
We all have dreams. They tend to evolve over time as we gain life experiences and meet new people who shape our views. For a few lucky people, their lives will turn out exactly the way they wanted. However, for many people, life gets in the way of pursuing dreams. We tend to push back whatever it is that we want to pursue to some arbitrary time in the future so that we can make a living right now. But when is that “ideal” time to pursue our dreams? There really is never an ideal time and here’s why:
1) That “Someday” Will Never Happen if You Don’t Make it Today
We always tend to say someday I’ll get to do this, and someday I’ll do that. However, when is that someday really? In reality, all we’re doing is pushing that day out to some random unknown day in the future that will never really exist. There’s never a better day to start than today.
2) You’re Not Getting Any Younger
The sad truth is that you’re not getting any younger; no one is. The more time you waste not pursuing your dreams now mean the less time you have to do it in the future. The earlier you start, the higher the chances are that you’ll succeed.
3) You Have More Time Than You Think
A common excuse for not pursuing your passions is time. Everyone is busy with work, families, and other commitments. There never seems to be enough hours in the day. But if you really want to make something happen, you find the time for it. Time management and prioritization is key to success in anything you do. You’ll have to make sacrifices and give up a few things here and there (don’t worry, there’s always DVR if you miss your favorite show).
4) There Will Always Be Obstacles
The funny thing about life is that it’s unpredictable. Maybe you’re not pursuing your dreams right now because you’re going through a rough patch and you’re waiting to get over the hump before taking a risk. But you never know, another hill could be waiting for you on the other side. There will always be obstacles, you can plan for them but you can’t predict them.
Ask yourself, what are you really waiting for? Life is about risk and those who are the most successful and the happiest take them. So don’t wait, just do it.