Why Is It Important To Follow Your Dreams?
“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream–whatever that dream might be.”
–Pearl S. Buck
Most people are constantly in an inner battle on whether to follow their dreams, or just to go through the motions of life for the sole purpose of functionality. Following one’s dream always seems to be a little unconventional if not entirely and an adverse risk, thereby requiring a certain level of courage that most do not have.
So before you give up your dreams, consider the following reasons:
- You have a special purpose
You are a one of kind person endowed with unique gifts to play a specific role in this world. You alone have the personality, the flair, the intelligence, the prowess and the skill to carry out a definitive task to make a difference in the world. Life can easily lose meaning if you are only living for yourself.
Your 9-5 job may be able to satisfy your material needs, but nothing is more fulfilling like doing something that you absolutely love. It gives you a sense of purpose, it also makes you feel whole and connects you to your spiritual center.
- You owe it to yourself and the people you love
Your own happiness should be the top priority in your life. It may sound selfish, but the truth is that then when you’re happy and excited about life, it is emulated around your world. Your loved ones would also love to see you content and accomplishing your goals.
- It will mold your character
Following your dreams makes you brave, confident and resilient. It builds up your faith and gives you the patience, the heart and the motivation to face anything in life. It also makes you appreciate all the struggles and failures you’ve had to go through in life to get to where you are.
- Because you can
Following your dreams is only a decision away and you can get right to it if you give up all the excuses, fears and doubts that linger in your mind. You are the only person standing in the way of your dreams so make the choice and start living!
To your dreams,