“Somewhere along the pursuit of our dreams, we can become aware that it was not just about the dream we are accomplishing; it is about ourselves”
To pursuit our dreams is challenging. Firstly, because many times we are not always sure if “the dream” is really “the dream” because there are so many people trying to convince us that we are in the wrong direction, or because many times we tend to play small and we think we are not good enough, or that we are not yet prepared, we are not yet there to start something new. Or just because there are some many possibilities available that we get lost trying to figure out if the one we chose is the right one.
Besides all these challenging thoughts and emotions that we have to face, there is also many obstacles along the way, we face setbacks, disappointments, and so many doubts!! Hopefully, there is still a little voice inside us insisting for us to continue, insisting that we should give it another try and keep going… Never give up!
In conclusion, the pursuit of your dreams is not an easy route because it always will have too many challenges, ups and downs, as everything in life.
However, what I can assure you, is that It is an interesting and valuable journey.
After some time in this roller coaster, we can come to realize that all this is not really about “the dream” or really about accomplishing a goal; it is much more about the journey in itself, it is about who we are becoming along the path, our learnings, the new perspectives that were broadened; the new values that we bring to our lives; the beliefs that were questioned, the reflections and so on…
You become stronger because you face new ideas, you step out into directions that are new and out of your comfort zone.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A “new you” can be born. A much better version of you; if you took the time to reflect and to see the positive in the situation, even with all the setbacks.
Think about it.
It is much better to do something about a situation, then do anything at all.