To never give your dreams a chance is the biggest failure.
-Micheal Acton Smith
If you’re doing anything in life that’s not making your heart sing, that’s not fueling your passion to get up on a daily basis, then you’re not fulfilling your role as a human being on this planet.
When you don’t follow your dream or passion, then what you work for will seem like a cage, albeit a golden one. Body without soul! It will result in being frustrated, listless, and completely devoid of purpose for existence.
-G. M. Rao
Ever met a narrow-minded person?
You know that person that always views situations from a less than smart perspective? The person you let in on your goals and ambitions and they’re so quick to shut you down or belittle you. Sometimes, you’d be made to believe you’re dreaming too big. No, that’s not it. They’re thinking too small. You need to distance yourself from that type of energy. You don’t need everyone to believe in your dream or understand it. If you believe in yourself and understand what you’re trying to achieve, that’s more than enough. It might not make sense to a lot of people but that’s okay. Don’t dream any less because of words out of a small mind.
“Small minds can’t comprehend big dreams”
My favourite dream,
Then, you become my dreaded nightmare.
I know how warm your embrace could be,
You could also be cold and distant,
We have that LoveHate thing.
We bring out the best in each other,
But we’ve also really mastered how to tear ourselves apart.
We’d rather hate than love even when loving’s really all we should be doing.
There’s a fine line between love and hate,
But I really wish we could have one without the other,
I guess we do now ‘cause we put love to sleep,
Sometimes, we wish against ourselves.
You look around and feel like the circumstances that surround you are the worst. You feel like the person beside you made it farther, wonder why you were left behind. Maybe they’re taking giant steps while you take baby steps. You imagine the worst and what could have been if maybe, you had better luck. If you were a little better or a little like the rest of them that started this journey with you. You feel your life’s standing still, that’s okay. Although, I’d advice you cross that thought out of your mind. Why? Well, let’s see… Do people stay on top forever? Do people at the bottom stay there forever? Is the first person to start a race always the first to reach the finish line? Exactly, No, no and no. It’s not how far but how well. Someone said to me, “You don’t learn anything from success but you learn a lot from failure“. I tried to fight it but that’s the truth. The years and periods you spend being at the top of the food chain don’t really teach you anything but the second you hit rock bottom, you reflect, research, rethink, refocus and in the end you realise who you really are and what path you really ought to follow. Not saying failure makes everyone better but if you maximise the opportunity, it’ll do more for you than success will ever do.