Dreams Provide Fuel to Take You Anywhere
Have the courage to follow your dreams. It’s the first step towards attaining your destiny. – Nikita Koloff
As I grow older and continue to move through the confusing maze that is life, I had occasion to think about all of the dreams I had as a younger person. Not only do I wonder what happened to the dreams I had, but I wonder what happened to the person who was dreaming them?
Somewhere along the line, the ability to dream seems to have been interrupted by the expectation of others, the demands of life, the need to fit into what was expected, to be safe, to be secure, to avoid disappointment all became much more important than dreams.
It is at this point that I have decided to let the dreams of my life come back to me. So I asked myself, “Self, what would you do if you could do anything at all?
There are no limits, all you have to do is think about it and it’s yours.” To answer myself honestly, I had no freakin’ idea what I really would do if I could do anything. That is the true, sad answer, that after 45 years of experience in life, I didn’t know what my dream was. I did know that if I wanted to be happy that I had better find out so that it had a chance to come true.
Maybe it was dreams of being a race car driver, or a doctor, or an NBA player, whatever the dream was, when you are a kid you do this on an almost daily basis. And you are not limited to one dream, you can have an infinite amount if you are creative enough to think of them.
It is important that we all hold on to our dreams, as we grow and develop as people. To dream is to dare, to dare is to live and to live is awesome. The ability to move boldly in the direction of your dream is the ability to succeed beyond your wildest expectations.
Many will tell you to stop dreaming and get real. Life is hard and you better learn it early so that you can avoid the disappointment of not getting what you dream. But I say that life will be as hard as you decide it will be.
Just because there will always be challenges doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dream, it just means you should use your dreams to help get you past the rough patches that life will inevitably throw at you.
Often times its the journey towards the thing that we dream about, that provides us with the substance of our life.
Personally I have to start with small dreams and work my way up to bigger and better ones in the future. I have to pick one small thing to dream about…..one small thing to hope for…..one thing that will fuel me through the day, and I challenge you to do the same.
Soon we will both be dreaming big, fantastic, outstanding dreams and our lives will not be able to help duplicating our dreams.
Quotes about Following Your Dreams!:
—-Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Henry David Thoreau
—- It seems to me, we can never give up longing and wishing for things while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. - George Eliot
—-Hold on to your dreams,Never let them go,Just believe in yourself,
And all of your talents will show. Work hard and have faith,
For your dreams will come true, Don’t say that you can’t do it,
And follow God’s golden rule.
Then you will see what hard work can do, You will be happy and shine,
And you can say your dreams did come true, And everything turned out just fine. -by Debbie Bongiovanni
—-Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allen Poe
—-Children love to be alone, because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream. – Roger Rosenblatt
—-When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson
—-The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt.
—-You can live your dreams if you can embrace change. It’s by taking chances that you’ll learn how to be brave. – Nikita Koloff
—-All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let gret dreams die, but others nourish and protect tehem, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. – Woodrow Wilson
—-Always live your life with one dream to fulfill. No matter how many of your dreams you have realized in the past, always have a dream to go. Because when your stop dreaming, life becomes a mundane existence. -Sara Henderson
Some men see things that are and say, “Why?” I dream things that never were and say, “Why Not?” -George Bernard Shaw
—-Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
—-For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win! – Dhirubhai Ambani
—-Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream. – Peter McWilliams
—-There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.” Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or how bad am I?” That’s where courage comes in. – Erma Louise Bombeck
—-I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. – Kahlil Gibran
—-Any dream worth dreaming, is worth the effort to make it some true. – Evan Gourley
—-Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. – Life’s Little Instruction Calendar
—-Nothing happens unless first a dream. – Carl Sandburg
—-A dream becomes a reality in 4 stages; dreaming, wanting, planning, and doing. Courage is the glue. If you don’t have courage you will never want it bad enough to plan. If you don’t have courage you will never plan it well enough to do. If you don’t have courage you will never fulfil your dreams. If you do not fulfil your dreams, you may not have the courage to dream again. – Unknown
—-Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. – John Updike
—-Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. – Sue Atchley Ebaugh
—-If I can dream, I can act. And if I can act, I can become. – Poh Yu Khing
—-Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. – Napoleon Hill
—-Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone’s gift — yours and mine. – Barbara Sher