Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t shy away because it’s hard work. If it’s a dream you have, a dream of how you’d like to be or live.If you dream it, you can do it.
I’m not talking about the dream you had while sleeping. Those dreams are your subconscious fears and perhaps desires. They may be important for you to examine and understand, but that’s not the dream I mean.
I’m talking about the dream that tugs at your heart. The one that makes you sigh and wish that you could do, then you remind yourself that you have responsibilities, or that you’re simply not good enough, or you’re too old.
You probably do have responsibilities. I’m not saying you should abandon them. Figure out how to work on your dream despite your responsibilities. You can do it.
You may not be good enough—yet. Learn how to get better. You can do it.
You’re only too old if you give up. Don’t give up. You can do it.
You must be willing to work hard for that dream. Hard work and perhaps sacrifice may be necessary. You may sacrifice an hour or two of sleep so you can study for the degree you want. Or, you may sacrifice by not buying that new dress, or car, or house. Only you will know what you can get by without. Only you will be able to decide your dream is worth the sacrifice. It’s not easy. But you can do it.
Maybe you’ll decide you don’t want to work that hard for that dream. Then, pick up the next dream you have. Is that the one? The one that you want so bad that you’ll work the extra hours, you’ll skip the daily macchiato, you’ll take that class?
Dreams that tug at your heart. Dreams that fulfill you. Shouldn’t be put off any longer than you absolutely have to. Even if you never quite make the dream come-to-fruition, life will be much sweeter because you know you aren’t giving up on yourself. Life is short. Life is hard. Don’t let life cheat you. Don’t let life defeat you.
If you dream it . . . you CAN do it. What’s your dream? What one thing will you do today to move closer to that dream?