Far too many of us make excuses for not going after what we really want in life. It’s too hard. It’s too far-fetched. Those excuses are invalid.
I know, I know.
That sounds a bitch harsh, but hear me out. If you know what you want to do with your life and it’s definitely not what you’re going now, what are you really doing with your life?
There’s really no point in working a job you hate just to support yourself. If you can make enough money while living your dream life to support yourself, why not do it? Or why not at least try to get there?
If you’ve been thinking a lot about living your dream life and why you’re not yet working toward it, here are a few reasons to put some action to those thoughts.
1) You’ll regret it if you don’t
When you’re old and looking back at your life, will you be happy with the way things turned out? Sure, you’ll have supported yourself and made a living but did you truly live?
If you can’t answer that positively, you might want to do some thinking. Focus on living without regrets. And if that means going for your dreams, then go for it. You never want to think back on your life and wish you would’ve done things differently.
If you’re already feeling that way, you have some serious work to do. Start working toward living your dream life. Focus on making it a reality and you’ll have far less to regret when you’re old and gray.
2) You’ll be SO much happier
Even if you’re making less money – which is not always the case when you try to live your dream – you’ll be doing something you love. You won’t have the negative impact of a job you hate dragging your mood down every single day.
Your quality of life will improve simply because you’re happier. You’ll be less stressed and you’ll find more joy in every single day. That alone should be enough to convince you to start working toward living your dream life.
Hating your job and being unhappy with the direction of your life can harm a lot more than just you. Your relationships can suffer and even your family can be hurt because you’re not in a good state of mind.
Allow yourself to be happier by working toward your dream.
3) You deserve to live your dream
Why shouldn’t you have happiness? If there’s something you really want to do and have always wanted to do, then do it! So long as your dream is good for you and doesn’t harm you or others, then why shouldn’t you go for it?
You deserve happiness just as much as someone who’s making a living off their dream. So you have to start working toward that dream and you should start TODAY.
What better time than the present?
4) Your life will have more meaning if you go for it
What’s the best thing about your life right now? What’s the most meaningful thing in your life? Wouldn’t it be nice to add to that list? Start working toward living your dream and your life will have a lot more meaning.
You’ll feel like you have a bigger purpose. And that’ll make your life exponentially better. You’ll wake up with a better attitude, go to bed feeling more fulfilled, and you’ll feel as though you’re getting more out of life.
To have a better life, start working toward living your dream, even if it’s only a little at a time.
5) You never know what could happen
Your dream could get you nowhere and you’ll still always have to support yourself with another fulltime job, or you may end up making a great living off of something you love to do.
You never really know where you’ll end up if you go for your dreams. But no matter where that place is, it’ll be better than where you are now, simply daydreaming about one day doing something you love. Make that day today.
Things to remember when working toward your dream
It’ll be very hard
Depending on your dream, you’ll have to work very, very hard to get there. It won’t just be handed to you. Nobody is going to find you on the street and magically transport you to a time when you’re living your dream and loving your life.
This is something you’ll have to work for and you’ll have to earn. The people you see living their dream often started right at the bottom. They busted their butt to get where they are. Don’t forget that behind every sparkling, happy life is hard work.
Sometimes it’ll feel out of reach
Some days will be a lot better than others. Everything might feel like it’s going amazing for you and you’re so close to reaching your goals only for it all to come crashing down the next day.
That’s okay. This is a normal feeling. Nothing is all easy going the entire time. It’s more like hiking up a mountain. Some places will be a lot easier and others will be an uphill struggle for a LONG time. The view at the top, however, is what makes it all worth it.
Never think of giving up as an option
Many people give up. That’s why there are so many unhappy people going about their life. They try, briefly, and give up because it’s hard. Of course, it’s hard. Anything worth having will be hard work.
If you want to live your dream someday, you can’t think about giving up as an option. Only going forward. Keep moving and before you know it, you’ll have reached your destination.
Living your dream life won’t happen overnight. You’ll have to work at it and it might take a long time for you to get there. But working toward your dream, even while still focusing on a day job you don’t like, will make your life a lot better.