Life is short, you never know what will happen in a day! In one day all you’ve ever wanted may come true, however there are people who will try to stop us.
People may claim they know what’s best for us, but we know better than anyone. We are not meant to live life in misery and settle for less, just because that’s what other people do. No, you are a fighter and you work hard to accomplish what you want in life. You work day and night to make your dreams come true, but there are always those people who will discourage you.
I have only one question for those people: why?
Are you unhappy? Was there ever a time you wanted to accomplish something, but you didn’t? Are you jealous? Do you wish you had that drive and passion too? Do you simply wish no one is more successful than you? Do you not understand why this person is passionate about their dream or do you claim you know what’s best for them?
It could be a combination of all these factors, or people simply do not understand. You see most people are content with living a simple life, going to a job they somewhat like and following the same dull routine daily. I don’t know about you, but for me this is not a happy life. It’s like being a prisoner of this life society says we should live. According to society, you are born to go to school, then university, after that you graduate, get a job, get married, have kids, and retire. So that’s it? There has to be more to life than this, life is too short to do something you hate.
Whether your passion is to travel or change careers, you should feel free to do so without people’s objections. Nowadays it feels as if people are more opinionated than they were years ago. There are many celebrities who were told things to discourage them from pursuing a successful path. However,they didn’t listen to the negatives and continued working on their dreams. Here are some honorable mentions!
We all know how successful Oprah is today, she had her own talk show, TV network, magazine and so much more. Can you believe she was once told that she is “unfit for television”. Who is laughing now in her big mansion, and success. Oprah is a legend!
YouTube sensation and violinist, Lindsey Stirling, used to be a contestant on the America’s Got Talent. Lindsey’s style of music is very unique, she clashes the worlds of classical and electronic music, while adding choreography to her performances. If you ask me, this is a very unique style and I like it. However, Sharon Osborne who was a judge at the show told Lindsey the following, “You need to be in a group, what you are doing is not enough to fill theaters in Vegas”. Stirling has stated she was devastated and humiliated, but she turned this experience into the fuel she needed to succeed. She started a YouTube channel, from that it led her to earning millions of subscribers, millions of views on her videos, chart topping songs/albums and sold out shows. If that’s not hard work and determination, I don’t know what is.
The beloved author of the series, Harry Potter, that defines my generation, faced obstacles too. J.K. Rowling had a rough patch in her life when she was a jobless, and adivorced mother with a dependent child. She suffered from depression, had difficulty making ends meet and applying for government welfare. She made it through the struggles, and she is now known as one of the most famous authors. We cannot be victims of our circumstances, we need to learn from them and become stronger.
I grew up watching Disney movies, there are simply magical and so, so wonderful. Can you imagine, Sir Walt Disney was told that he had “lack of imagination and good ideas”. The person who brought us Mickey Mouse, and many timeless classics triumphed on top of the adversities.
I hope these few examples of people who achieved their dreams was inspiring.
Today I have a message for people who tried to crush our dreams…please mind your own business! If you do not understand what it means to have a dream, do not interfere and dim the flame that fuels a person’s determination. I would encourage you to ask three questions, to gain a deeper understanding of a person who is a dreamer.
- Have you always felt this way about this?
- Why does it make you happy?
- How can I help?
Dreamers want to feel supported and have people who are rooting for them, trust me they will never forget this kind gesture.
To all the dreamers out there, keep dreaming high and mighty! Do not let small minds make you feel that something is impossible, it is only impossible if you think that. The mind destroys more dreams, than people do. Be brave, take risks and step out of your comfort zone. It all begins when you say, “I can do it”, prove it yourself!
Good luck lovelies! Make 2017 your year, but remember to take it easy too 🙂
See you soon!