Find the Courage to Chase Your Dreams

As children we have big dreams about what we want to be when we grow up. Whether it is flying to the moon as an astronaut, saving lives as a firefighter, or winning the World Series with a home run, there is no little voice in our heads telling us we can’t. As we grow up, however, that voice is given life and grows in power as we spend time around various adults. Our parents, teachers, coaches, and other authority figures tell us to stop dreaming. We are told over and over again why we can’t succeed, and that we should just give up on our “silly dreams”.


Live Without Regrets

The single biggest regret that most people have when looking back on their life is giving up on their dreams. They might have tried their hardest and failed, or they might have given up fairly quickly. Some may never have even attempted to make their dreams a reality. The common denominator in all of their lives is fear. It could be a fear of failure, a fear of what others might think, or even a fear of success. They all chose to let their fears rule them and gave up on their dreams.


The Definition of Courage

Many people mistakenly believe that having courage means you feel little or no fear, but nothing could be further from the truth. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting in spite of it. Courageous people still feel the fear but do not let it stop them from going after what they want. The number of truly courageous people in the world today is still unfortunately quite small. Henry David Thoreau’s famous quote still rings true in today’s world, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”


What Path Will You Choose?

We all come to a crossroads at certain points in our lives where we have to make important decisions about our future. Reading this right now, you might even be at a crossroads yourself. What path will you choose, fear or courage?

Will you listen to the dream stealers, the people who want you to live the same boring and mediocre lives that they do? Will you choose to let your fears win and give up on your dreams? This is the path chosen by most people; it is the safe route through life. Your life will be comfortable yet mundane, with little to no time to do what you really want.

You can be different, though. You can take the path that very few people ever do. Will you choose to ignore the little doubting voice in your head telling you that you can’t live your dreams? Will you choose to be courageous and go after what you really want?

It’s alright if you’re scared. It’s alright if you don’t know exactly how you are going to make your dreams a reality yet. The important thing is to take that first step toward living your dreams. To do that, all you have to do is choose the path of courage.

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