Long nights, dedicated weekends, and sometimes hours during the work day. This is where dreams are turned into a reality. Or in my case bits a pieces of dreams. I’m pretty much a one woman team, with a few lending hands every once in a while. Before I was told it was impossible to do, but I will be living proof that it can be done. You see, I have a very large dream, one that not many understand. I think I only really know one person that understands it fully and well, she’s paid to understand me. So I guess she doesn’t really count.
I think this is a major factor in the death of dreams. This, and the ‘How do I make it happen?’
I have been taught both ends of the spectrum, to either stay safe & do what the masses are doing or to really go for what I want, risks and fears included. I believe I have a set balance between the two, but when it comes to my dreams, my future, and the impact I want to leave on this world, I lean more to going for what I want.
A lot of the time I’m never really aware of the how and as stated before, no one really understands my why. That’s enough to turn anyone off from pursuing a dream, and I’ll admit that it did for me for some time but my fear of living a wasteful life is real. I’m not interested in living a mediocre life, and yes I’m quite aware that my definition of mediocre is very different from everyone else’s. I don’t want to be a talker, you know those who speak about everything they’re going to do, but never truly live up to it. I don’t want my dreams and goals to only be that… which is why I have long nights, dedicated weekends and missing work hours. I’m turning these dreams into a reality one way or another, even if I don’t have all the answers.
I’ve also learned (very quickly) that with my dreams and goals that I’m the only one that will truly give a fuck about them. Not my friends, not my family and not the people I politely solicit. No one will love your baby the way you do, no one will understand how much time and sometimes money you put into it, and they certainly will not help build your dream. Don’t get me wrong, they’ll support you to a certain degree but I do not think you can build a team out of them, or expect much more than the friendly “Hey I know you, so I’ll help you” support. But that shouldn’t deter you either. Sometimes you need to start from scratch and do all the heavy lifting before people get a glimpse of the importance of your dream. And that’s okay, ask Bill Silbermann.
I guess what I’m trying to say (in a haphazard way) is it’s okay to dream. Yes, that was very cliché of me to say, but as long as you dream with purpose you’re safe. You don’t need to have everything figured out, and everyone doesn’t need to have your and your dream figured out. Just take your dream, your urge to make it happen and go from there. As I read earlier this week, do not quit your daydream. Dreams created the world you are living in. That phone you’re using, the clothes you wish to buy, even twitter and instagram, these are the results of someone’s dream. Why not add yours? Your dreams are your way of showing the world that you are here, you’re phenomenal, and that you’ll be remembered. Well, mine are at least. Even the very little ones.
So continue to dream, continue to work hard, and then see it all come to fruition. Even if it is only you making it happen. I dare you.