Back in high school did you ever imagine life would turn out the way it has?
You may have dreamed of working in a job that you loved or retiring at an early age to sail a yacht around the world. How about finding the guy or girl of your dreams and the freedom to enjoy life with them?
Life often passes us by so quickly and we’re left wondering ‘what happened?’
Many of us expected to be rich, have a gorgeous companion and loads of free time but are often disheartened at what life brings to us.
We are presented with opportunities and we take them. These opportunities often lead to dead end jobs, heartbreaks and frustrations. Quite often these “opportunities” seem practical at the time. We figure we can do a certain job for a little while and then move onto something else. The years pass by and we realize our dreams have fallen by the wayside.
“For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.” – Jessie Rittenhouse
If you can believe Jessie Rittenhouse we CAN have anything we want in this life if we are prepared to not accept anything less than what we ask.
Don’t accept life as it comes to you. Stand up, dream big and don’t accept anything less. What have you got to lose? Chances are your dreams are waiting in the wings and you can either give up on them or do everything you can to turn them into a reality. You might as well GO FOR IT.
It’s time to get out of the cubicle and start working on your own dreams and not someone elses. Don’t just passively accept what life gives you but decide for yourself what you want out of life. Think about it and meditate on it for a while and let your subconscious and conscious mind work out a plan to make it happen.
You don’t have to do it alone. Almost all of the most successful people have mentors who they go to for advice and direction. Even if you are a star in one field you’ll still need coaching in other areas of your life.
Other people have often solved the problems that we are facing right now and in more elegant ways then we could even imagine. One of my regrets is not asking more questions from people who are more successful than I am right now. I thought I could work everything out and do it by myself. this may be true but there’s no harm in finding out how others have achieved success as there’s always something new to learn.
Don’t accept what life has to offer if it means giving up on your dreams. Doing things for practical reasons can lead to years of frustration and regret. Dream big, spend time thinking about how to make them a reality and once you have a plan get advice from others so you can fast track your own success.