We can only become the best version of ourselves if we manage to break from our limits to achieve our highest potential. We need to have that undying determination and unwavering commitment in order to achieve our goals. But with the many interferences, pressure, challenges, and trials we’ve undergone in life, reaching and living our dreams seems impossible at times.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Your Own Creator. Become the Captain of your Soul
Often, we feel like our fate was already sealed long before we were born. If we’re born poor, we need to work hard to finish studying and land a stable job to support our families. If we’re born rich, we need to work hard in order to succeed our family’s business and other inheritance. We need to take up in-demand courses such as nursing, accountancy, and others because we all know it’s the trend.
What do you think will happen if you say you wanted to pursue music, arts, or literature? I bet everyone would frown at you for choosing those courses, right? It’s because only a few people take that path nowadays.
However, you shouldn’t let opinions deter you from achieving your dreams. Become your own creator. Never be afraid to take the risk and create your own path. Because who else will? Remember that you don’t need to depend on anyone just to achieve your goals. Don’t let anyone dictate how your life should be. You have the power to change your own destiny and it’s up to you to change it.
Have No Fear to Take Risks
We all understand how scary it is to take a path you’ve never taken before. Even more so if you’re winding a road not taken by many people. You’re afraid what they might say about you. But the minute you quit worrying about other people’s opinions is the time that you’ll be able to take steps towards your true freedom. Don’t be afraid of the unknown. While getting out from your comfort zone seems a scary thing, it opens up vast opportunities and adventures waiting to be explored.
Be Crazy and Different
The problem with our society is that if you have a bizarre idea in your mind that is way out of the norm, you immediately drop it because it’s weird and unfathomable. Just because people label something as impossible doesn’t mean you cannot do it. It’s only a matter of perspective and limitation. If you limit your mind to something, you’re also limiting your ability to do that something.
Therefore, it’s incredibly okay to be crazy and different. In fact, you should be proud of it because you’re the only one who thinks that way. You’re able to grasp an idea that no one else can. Remember that once upon a time, people dreamed of flying into the sky. Seems impossible, right? But what happened centuries after? We’re now enjoying the liberty of flying on airplanes! Remember that nothing is impossible under the sun! So keep going and achieve your dream!
Now that you’ve finally gathered the courage to follow your dream, it’s important for you to visualize your path. For example, let’s say that you want to become a New York Times Bestselling Author one day. Visualize yourself living that dream. It may be that you’re pitching your book to your editors and publisher. Then after you’ve finished writing and editing the manuscript, you’ll be dealing with several book signings and guests. Then millions of your fans around the world are screaming how much they love you and your works. Just by imagining such things brings a warm feeling to your chest. This will keep you motivated and inspired to keep going forward until you achieve your dream.