Down below is a poem intended to pique the mind to ask yourself if you are not living the life you want, what is stopping you and why.
Knowing the answers to these two very important life questions can help one pause for a second and reflect on the life one dreams of vs. the life they have. While there will always be obstacles through life, both great and small, you always have a choice to stay where you are or to work towards something different.
I am not saying quit the job you hate or pack up and leave everything you know. I’m talking about taking baby steps towards the life you want. Finding out your passion and setting time aside to nurture your dreams into something you can make into a reality.
If you want an amazing dream beach body you have to work for it, right? When you first start working towards that dream body goal it’s hard to adapt to.
You invest time, work, and money into your future new body. It does not happen in one day. There will be days you wish to revert back to the simpler habits of what you were doing prior, but you remember how you felt before starting and you push through. Eventually completing that goal feels amazing.
The same thing goes for the life you want to create for yourself. There will be sacrifices, mistakes, and many frustrating days but it is worth it.
Find what you are passionate about. Whether it be make-up, animals, horror, movies, books, music, etc. Learn more about it. Invest time into your passion. Write about it, find ways to contribute your passion to the world, get others excited, find like-minded people, and live.
These draining jobs are not meant for you to stay in. They can be used as a steppingstone to get to where you truly want to go in life. You might have to give up a few hours of relaxing or cutting something out of your budget (like the delicious Starbucks coffee we swear helps us through the day) in order to jump-start your dreams. However, within time, you won’t have to.
If you are working and still not able to invest in what you want, maybe changing jobs would be beneficial and help you grow towards your goal. I don’t know everyone’s situation, but I do know there are always ways to get to where you want to go. Even if you don’t see it at the time.
It’s not easy but leaving the comfort of what you know in order to grow and live your dreams is doable. Just a tad bit frightening at times.
Maybe I’m just an optimistic person, but I believe if someone has enough willpower, determination, patience, and discipline, they can go anywhere they choose in life. The information and resources are out there, you just have to know where to look and commit to finding them.
If you persevere, even through the storms, you’ll get to where you want to go. Even if it’s different than how you initially pictured it.
If you don’t agree, that is fine. We are all different with different outlooks on life. Some have it harder than others, which can make it harder to see the light at the end of the long tunnel of uncertainty.
What Is Keeping You from Following Your Dreams
Tell me, what is keeping you from achieving your dreams
Take a look in the mirror for it holds the answers
Silent it may be
Look into your eyes can you not hear the silent scream
Stop holding me back they plea
Your soul is bleeding
Can’t you see
You are the one who must take life by the horns and take that leap
If you trust in yourself, you’ll always land on your feet
Even when you fail
You must remember to always prevail
It is you who is in charge
This is your story to guide and write
Please let me know what is keeping you from achieving your dreams
Are you afraid you won’t survive
Take a step back, away from society’s lies
I promise you everything isn’t as it seems
You just have to open your eyes and believe
Go ahead and take that faithful leap
Don’t just take it from me