As kids we were full of dreams of what we will do, be, and see when they grow up. As time goes by we start to relent and we give up on all the big plans we had. Some of us have even given up the habit of having big dreams. Or if we do, never following through with them. Why do so many people let their dreams die unlived? In this article we are going to answer two questions, the one above and what you can do to make your dreams a reality.
WHY DREAMS DIE
One reason is the negative cynical attitudes of other people. These people are not enemies they are friends, even family members. If our friends are negative towards our dreams or aspirations -our friends can kill our dreams.
Once a person gets excited about the possibility of a new business opportunity or a new idea. They see the opportunity to make money, do more meaningful work, improve their financial future, rise to a personal challenge, change their lifestyle. They get excited about this stimulating new prospect. But then they tell someone else, he or she gets a smirk, a laugh that says, “You can’t do that”, a foot long list of all the problems and obstacles and fifty reasons why they will never make it and are better off to stay where they are.
The person’s enthusiasm disintegrates. They lose all their excitement and self-confidence and begin to think of all the reasons why they can’t make it. They have let the negative attitude of someone else become more powerful than their belief in their dreams. Friends can do more damage than a dozen enemies. Remember, the easiest thing to find on earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot be. Don’t listen to them. Often they have the best intentions. They don’t want you to be hurt or lose money.
“It Does only take the words of others to kill our dreams, sometimes we do that ourselves.”_ Steve Roberts
It Does only take the words of others to kill our dreams, sometimes we do that ourselves. The insecurities, the lack of self confidence, the voices in our heads that says “you can’t do it, don’t waste your time, let it go.” Where you start giving in to all these negative advances you’ll find yourself without a dream.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
It is always the person who has never achieved much in life that will give you all the reasons why you can’t exceed your expectations. If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen. Don’t let your friends, your parents or the person in the next office, rob you of that faith and expectations you have in yourself. It is that belief in your dream that makes it into a reality. Don’t let the person who lives on the couch and watches TV every night tell you how futile life is.
Don’t take on other people’s negative attitudes. Surround yourself with positive people. Read inspiring books. Spend at least half an hour a day nourishing your dream. Remember you don’t only have to dream, you have to work to make your dreams a reality.
“Remember you don’t only have to dream, you have to work to make your dreams a reality.”_ Steve Roberts
If you have that flame of a dream deep down inside you somewhere, do something about it. And don’t let anyone else blow it out. Believe you can, and you will find you can. TRY! You will be surprised at how many good things can happen to you.