Protect your dreams


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I Can, I can’t.

It’s your call. Your decision.

How cruel life can be sometimes. I guess life is a mixture of sunshine, rain and rainbows.

Success can never be a luxury reserved for people who are privileged, wealthy, or well connected, but exclusively for those who stubbornly protect their dream.

We’re all starting from different places, for different reasons, with different levels of work required to get from A to B. If your dream is something you’re physically incapable of doing, it may be improbable (but not impossible. And there’s no denying that certain dreams are more difficult to achieve than others. But most of the things we dream about are things we could do if we were willing to work towards it, align our choices to support it, and stay flexible in terms of fulfilling it. You don’t need to believe it will be easy, or it will happen quickly, or it will look exactly like you visualised it. You just need to believe in the possibility, which really means you need to believe in yourself.

So many times I have been beaten down to my knees, but never stayed there permanently.

No matter how hard life hits you, hit it back, harder. Yesoooooooo. It’s easier said than done, but it can be done. You can’t, because you haven’t tried; you can because you put your mind to it. Most times, your limits and fears are just illusions. Don’t get me wrong, courage is not without fear, it is the presence of fear but with the will to go on. The street is not meant for everyone that’s why we have sidewalks. The hard truth is, life is tough, if you want to be successful then go for it, if you don’t, then stick to the curb. However, you always need to try. Don’t be afraid to fail, you can’t always win. Pain is only temporary, but quitting is forever.

Working toward your dream entails aligning with the right people, disregarding discouragement from people who don’t support your growth, and taking tiny steps each day to move toward your vision. “The right people” are those who help you, support you, encourage you, believe in you, and guide you on your way to this dream. It may include people who’ve done what you want to do, people who also want to do it, and even people who just plain find it cool. Share your enthusiasm and progress with them. They’ll keep you excited and help you stick to your plan. Protect your dreams at all times because those that don’t understand it would laugh and discourage you. Let’s not be too busy clinging to a specific vision and miss an opportunity to experience it in different shades.

Whatever your dream, the first choice is to prioritise it. As you’re able, dedicate time to it, attention to it, love to it. Give what you can, as you can, and back that giving with belief, passion, and enthusiasm. Your dream may not seem big or romantic. It doesn’t need to be. It’s an extension of your unique values and priorities, and all that matters is that it matters to you.

What’s your dream, do you believe you can fulfil it, and what tiny step can you take today to start (or continue) working toward it?

Dreams do come through, so I pray that yours will. AMEN.