When we stop dreaming we stop living. We have to go for the improbable, the seemingly impossible. Any person we tend to look up to in history has overcome ridiculous odds.
Helen Keller was blind and deaf. Einstein was considered dumb and didn’t speak until age 4. Jim Carey was homeless. Oprah gave birth at 14 and lost her child. Edison failed over 1,000 times.
It’s easy to blame our circumstances or present condition on someone else, or some hardship we have gone through. But adversity should be nothing but a propellant for us to push ourselves further.
How do we do this? Don’t stop dreaming. It’s really easy to get stuck in your routine. Work, paying bills, college, taking care of your family. These are all admirable and very good things. But in the midst of these things it’s easy to give up on our dreams.
We all have some time in a week, whether it’s our weekends, the time we spend watching football or the Walking Dead.
So don’t use the excuse that you don’t have time to pursue your dream, because we all have time if it’s important enough to us.
I remember when I was dating my wife, long distance. For awhile we lived 6 hours away. At the time I was working, in Paramedic school, and played drums in a band. My life was fairly crazy. Yet I made time to come see her every weekend, often driving all night to get there. Why? Because it was important.
It’s not a matter of time, it’s a matter of importance. Remember your dreams. They are important, and you must chase after them to fully be alive.