Dreams are those things we so much cherish and desire for ourselves, others, or for our society. They can also be called aspirations, ambitions or goals.
Everyone has at least a dream, but bringing them to life, presents a real challenge, as several obstacles might cause deterrence . Hence, they either get discouraged midway or out of fear become negligent.
Most dream killers don’t know that, there is some wealth of potential hidden in everyone, which can be harnessed for the betterment of the society. Therefore, by not using that potential to manifest their dreams, they are prolonging its manifestation because another ambitious person can capitalise on the available potential.
If you might be killing or have killed your dreams in one way or another unknowingly. Here are popular reasons.
- Anxiety: You might have been killing or have killed your dreams because of anxiety. It is probably the first time you are trying something like that and you are so nervous. You are anxious whether it will succeed or not. It seems to big for you. I understand. I’ve felt it before. But the only way I was able to come out of it was to calm down and take the step. Remember, the worst time is always before you start.
- Delay: You might have killed your dreams because of delay. John mason wrote, “inspiration don’t go in for long engagements. They require immediate marriage to action.” If you delay, you kill the dream. And someone else will birth that dream into reality. Take action now!
- Lack of motivation: You were so excited about the idea. But as time went on, the euphoria of everything just fizzled out. You decided not to do anything about it. Let me tell you, an inspiration is just like a foetus. You need to eat the right food for it to stay alive and grow inside you till it is birthed to reality.
- Disapproval or Mockery: You must have killed your dreams because of these. Maybe you think others would laugh at you or think it is impossible for you to succeed. Let me tell you something, Mark Zuckerberg, one of the richest men in the world and founder of Facebook was turned down by some of his friends because, they thought he would fail or that his idea was impossible. But today, he is one of the richest men in the world because, he did not repent because of their disapproval. This made him a billionaire.
- Repeated Failures and Discouragement: Remember Thomas Edison? The man who invented the electrical bulb? He tried several times but failed before he finally got it right. Guess what he has to say about his failures, he said that those times he failed were ways not to invent the light bulb. He learned from those times he failed and did not give up. He continued to try. He refused to interpret those times he failed as “it is impossible to invent the light bulb.” The fact that you failed severally doesn’t mean that that dream can’t be achieved. They are just ways you shouldn’t achieve it. And most times, you learn from those failures. So my advice to you is keep trying, learning and improving.
There will always be an excuse or challenge to kill your dreams. But it is your choice not to give in to those challenges and excuses.
Remember, for every challenge, there is always a solution. So, instead of killing those dreams and doing nothing to overcome, take action!
Below are tips that will help you keep your dreams alive.
- Don’t keep quiet and do nothing when an excuse or challenge surfaces.
- Find mentors or friends who have through familiar situations as you.
- Ask questions on how to overcome them and get answers.
- Read books, listen to music, make research that will inspire you.
- Take action!