Dreaming and talking about what you are going to do are great for conversations and mental stimulations. But when it comes to what matters in the end, is that you did it and had given your best. There will come a time where you should put the book down, and actually try your hand at whatever it is that you say you are going to do. You will likely fail the first few tries. And that is what we want. To fail fast, so that you can learn what are the right things to do to eventually succeed. Acquire knowledge. Read widely. Listen with intent. But do not just stop there. Take the leap and learn by trying.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy or an unpleasant event to happen to make us realise what truly counts in the end. There are many people who will do whatever they can to stay alive and increase their lifespan not realising that focusing their energy too much on that takes away the opportunities to make wonderful memories at that same time. It is not an either or matter. But we need to remind ourselves that our lives are defined by the memories we make, not how long we live. The irony of wanting to live long so as to experience more is just too clear here. So always remind ourselves to be grateful for what we already have, do our best to allow our body and mind to experience a great life by taking care of them and be in the moment.
While anyone can give you an advice, it does not mean that you should take it. Not everyone can give you the advice that you need for the specific question that you are asking. Not everyone has the ability or experience to adequately or effectively help you with that particular issue or problem that you have at that moment. So be very mindful who you share your troubles or grievances with. Just because you are close to that person does not mean that you should pour your heart and soul to him or her. Although they are likely to have your best interest, they might not be properly equip to help you with that specific issue you are dealing with. That is why you have coaches, consultants and professional experts who you can refer to for your respective questions. So ask the right person for your question. If you do not know where to start, ask for recommendations. Someone might just know someone who can help with your situation.
To many, failure is something that must be avoided at all cost but what if the attitude towards it changes? What if instead of avoiding it because we have been told that it is something bad, we embrace it instead? Imagine how robust society would become. When failure is celebrated, more dreams would be achieved. Simply because the idea of risk has a different meaning now. More people would want to attempt to do something great, even if they had to fail many times at it, because not doing so would then be seen as something negative. Status quo would be celebrating the “risk takers” while they are at it, not when they have finally achieve the success. The world would be a much different place. Sure, mechanisms have to be put in a place to enable this. The idea of social norms would have to be redefined. But our progress and advancements would be greatly accelerated. So if you cannot change the policies and society at large right now, perhaps you want to start in your immediate circle of influence or even with yourself for that matter. Accumulate as many failure badges as possible. The more of those you own, the more closer you are to your dreams and goals.
Your life is yours to live. Always remember that. Do not let anyone else tell you that you cannot do or be this or that. Sure, they can advise and suggest/recommend to you but no one should be given the right to dictate how you live your truth. However, be mindful not to let arrogance get in the way, it is when you dismiss all of the suggestions and advice thinking that you know better. The reality is that sometimes you just do not know. So listen hard but make your own decisions. After all is said and done, you will be living with the decision that you have made. Do not let society or external factors hinder you from stepping into your truth. Life is too short to worry yourself about that.
If you feel like doing something awesome that will have a great impact on yourself, people around you or even the world, go ahead and do it. Do not wait around for permission from other people. Firstly, you do not have to. Secondly, they might not see or understand what your vision is so they might just put doubt in your head about it. People who have done great things simply just do it. At first, they might face a lot of obstacles and challenges, perhaps from even their closest ones however, if they keep the faith and persevere, the sky is the limit. So stop waiting around for someone to tell you that you may now go work on your dream, you just do it.
While you are pursuing your path to success in your chosen field, sometimes the road ahead will seem empty, and it usually feels like the end is nowhere in sight. You might even have the inclination or temptation to then throw in the towel. Now, before we jump to the having faith bit, you need to check and double confirmed that the path that you are on is the best one that you can find that will lead you to your destination. I am pretty sure that there are people who have paved the way to whatever it is that you want to pursue so do check them out and find out what exactly it is that they did to be at where they are now. In the event that the entire internet and other resource platforms do not give you the information that you are seeking, then look at others that they are similar to what you intend to do. Only after you have done perhaps your biggest research work that you can do in your life at that point, do you then embark on your journey. With this knowledge, it will allow you to keep the faith even when the road ahead is empty. So stack your deck in your favour.