Chase your dreams

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing– and keeping the unknown always beyond you.” – Georgia O’Keefe

Why do I keep writing? Why do successful people keep at it? Why do billionaires don’t retire on tropical islands? Why doesn’t it all end when your dream comes true? Why doesn’t it come a time when there’s nothing left to wish for?

Because, simply put, it’s all a long, long journey. One word at a time, one step at a time, one little goal at a time. It’s all about becoming, not obtaining.

This world, and everything in it, belongs to those who believe in their dreams. To those who chase those dreams to the ends of the world. To those who run after their destiny and keep on running, no matter what.

So what if others don’t believe in your dream? If they keep telling you to be reasonable and find something else to do?

So what if others tell you that you dream too big?

So what if no one sees it? No one believes in you?

So what if you’re not there yet? If it seems like an impossible journey?

So what if you don’t have the resources, the time, or the talent?

So what?

You can do what you want, be want you want, achieve any goal, create anything into existence.

Because dreams do come true, if only you are willing to sacrifice. If you are willing to put in the effort, to do what others won’t, to give up comfort, sleep, social relations.

Dreams do come true, if only you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make them come true.

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11 comments on “Chase your dreams

  1. A wallflower says:

    This was motivating 👏👏

  2. I Just wanted to say I wrote something on the person’s blog who runs 100k followers! Lol

  3. I needed to read this because I’ve been feeling a little discouraged lately. Thank you 🙂

  4. billymomo says:

    Very well put. This is the same struggle we deal with as musicians, too. I guess it’s just to keep doing what you do, the best you can – and more. One lucky day…

  5. The most important thing in the world is to try. I was raised with a good deal of fear. I had parents who looked at the outside world as a dangerous place, and they did everything to make sure you didn’t venture out into it.
    At an early age, I tool a look at their lives, and didn’t like what I saw. They were living what Thoreau described as a “Life of quiet desperation”. I resolved at that minute to be different. The Meet the world head on.
    I remember kneeling by my bedside one night, and I made a prayer that God, in his infinite wisdom and mercy. answered. I prayed, “Dear God, Give me a life filled with challenges and adventures.” It’s a good thing that we don’t always know what we’re asking for, and that God doesn’t answer each and ever prayer. Because had he, or had I know the adventures, the terrors I’d face, or the human drama life would catch me up in, I’d have jumped from my knees and ran screaming from my bed room. In retrospect, I just know the minute I prayed that, God, the Father leaned back, smiled, and said, “OK, Mister Adventure. Buckle up!”
    It’s been one adventure after another since, and in a lot of ways, everything I dreamed and asked for has happened. I dreamt of making a difference. I spent 20 years as a police officer/EMT. There’s countless lives I’ve touched, most for the good. I wanted to be a soldier. I did that, and I even managed to do two combat tours. I wanted to lead a team into a dangerous situation, facing overwhelming odds. Taking a rescue team into a blinding blizzard to rescue a stranded hunter certainly qualifies. I wanted a marriage to rock the ages. I got it. I wanted to be a professional writer. I’ve drawn a paycheck for that. A scientist. Same thing, and I saw corners of the universe most would never have even dreamed of.
    I realize now that there’s one or two dreams that probably won’t happen. Being an astronaut is probably one of them (unless I really manage to become a big time super star writer and buy a ticket on Virgin Galactic).
    Still on the list. I want to get my BS in Astronomy.
    Am I sorry I made that prayer. No. I’ve been right in middle of history being made. I’ve worked alongside people most folks will read about. I’ve seen incredible things, faced incredible dangers. My life at times looks like it was ripped from a Tom Clancy novel. And I’d do that prayer all over again. It made me who I am today.
    I had to make the decision that when I was old and no longer able to do them, I sure didn’t want to look back and utter those two most terrible words known to humans, “What if . . .”.
    If you don’t try, you’ve already failed.
    And you know what. The adventure is long ways from over. If anything, I’m just getting warmed up!

  6. You amaze me all the time…. You talk so much about not giving up, giving in and falling down and getting up. How do you do it? What drives you? I have a similar dental problem like yours… ok, not even half that bad. But those 6 months of pain and anxiety almost killed me. I would not have written about dreams. I would not have written anything at all.
    But thank you for writing. I am inspired…. God bless 🙂

    • Things don’t kill you like you would imagine them to. Things don’t even kill you when you want them to. We’re not as strong as we make our minds to be, we’re as strong as we have to be.

      • Those are favourite words… you have a way with them… but yet words still remain just that – words. Yet it is the person who lives, dreams, survives… or doesn’t. I always wonder what about all those people who don’t make it, who break, who don’t get up… just a thought. Anyway, I look forward to each of your posts😊 Keep chasing them!

        • Words are just words, but they are truly powerful. We use words for everything. To describe how we feel, what are we going to do, who we are. Those who don’t get up, they use different words from those who do. After all, between possible and impossible there are only two letters. The word you choose more often is the one that is going to determine your life.

  7. Ayotunde says:

    Yes I believe in the power of dreams. I believe in chasing after ones dream. Thanks for this, it has helped encourage me the more

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