When did growing up mean giving up on dreams?
This is what I see every day at the people around me… A shadow of a dream, barely visible in the light of maturity and responsibility. It’s this light that sends the idea of taking a risk for what you believe in in the back of you mind and brings forth the need to desperately flee from under you parents’ wings. It brings forth the need to sustain yourself through any means necessary, even if it comes down to becoming complacent with the first job you find. It doesn’t matter if it’s a boring desk job, where your creativity will suffer!
I even see people that have forgotten how to dream and are just thankful of the job they have, the house they leave in, even if it’s rented, the boyfriend they have, with whom they fight every day, but why look for something better that brings me happiness when I can yell at someone to change just because I’m comfortable with doing that?! And why? Because the economy is down, because my family says that it’s better to play it safe than end up on the street, because I have a small group of friends and I’m not going to meet someone new with whom I can have a better relationship, because for a new job like that I need to be better prepared, smarter…
Fear, denial, complaining, fear, blaming others, complacent with your comfort… did I mention fear? Fear is our biggest enemy, because it is the emotion that can hold us back from anything and you can’t argue with it, and because it’s imbedded in us as human beings. But as a quote goes “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the the triumph over it“. My personal resolve: have a back-up plan!
Some just postpone their dream in the hopes that, someday, it will take form, all on its own, and they’ll just be there to take part in it and enjoy it. This way, there as little risk as possible in ending up without a job in between, therefor unpaid, therefor unhappy.
Honestly, seeing less and less people happy at their workplace, doing what they dreamt of doing, scares me. It scares the spirit of wanting more for myself and the craving of getting out of this mindset, into a world of limitless possibilities and zero constraints… For one of my dreams is giving back hope to those who’ve lost it, the hope that you can be anything you put your mind to as long as you want it badly enough and are willing to take the necessary risks to get there.
My fear is the limitation of my potential by myself and others. But, for now, I believe in myself ! AND in MY DREAMS!
Do you still believe in yours?