“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams
Live the life you’ve always imagined”- Henry David Thoreau
Often we get that growing up we dream to be pilots or doctors or business authorships. We mainly dream of the things that are deemed superior by our society. The going gets tough and many of us end up separating from our childhood dreams.
Fact is, you will never be too old to follow your dream. Nicole Griffin at age 53 began her modelling career. Tyler Perry is also an inspiration to many with his rough childhood, he never gave up on his dream. It is never too late to start dreaming.
Anxiety is Real
Dr Graham taught me that anxiety is an alarm. There can either be a false alarm or a true alarm. Anxiety can also be a strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen. Anxiety was my drive to follow my dream.
Depression is Surreal
In our black society it is said depression is a ‘white-man disease’. I totally disagree. Depression happens when things don’t go the way you want them to, it is a feeling of hopelessness. Usually stress gives birth to depression. When I sat and felt sorry for myself I went straight to the pit of depression until I gained the confidence to go in the direction of my dreams.
It won’t be easy
Many things try to hinder us from following our dreams. We shouldn’t be the reason not to follow our dreams. Sometimes it is the people we trust the most. Tell me a story of a successful person who went all the way up with no hardships and I’ll make you famous. Truth is, dreaming is the easiest thing to do but going in the direction of your dream is another story because that’s where the sweating and all the work is.
Believe You Can
No one is going to believe it if you don’t believe it first. Your dream should be the reason you’re breathing. And the reason you believe. Believing is accepting something is true, especially without proof. Believe in yourself. There’s no better motivation than self-motivation. Nobody dreams for you and it will take you to follow your dream, set goals and achieve them. You can be anything you want to be, the world is yours!