Henry David Thoreau once advised that “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have always imagined”. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best quotes to live by if you want to live the life you have always dreamed of.
The first step in making sure this happens is choosing a specific direction. Actually taking the first step towards creating the life you dream of. Yes, the first step may be the hardest, but it will be what you need to push yourself towards the dream. Many people often feel cautious or insecure about living the life they dream about. It could be due to insecurity about their abilities or other societal pressures. When encountering new and unfamiliar situations, these are natural emotional responses – yet they can be very harmful. Disregard all of your inhibitions and just take the first step. Take it with pride and belief that you are finally getting what you have yearned for.
The second step is never ever shying away from hard work. It is a generally accepted principle that all good things take hard work and commitment. When you’ve taken the first step towards your dream life, know that there will be a lot of hard work, a lot of commitment and possibly blood, sweat and tears. Be ready for that. There will be times when you want to give up, there will be times when you are tired and frustrated, there are also going to be days you have to make the toughest decisions of your life – but know in your mind and soul that in the end, all of it will be worth the pain and sacrifice. Try to think of it as an investment for getting the life that you have always wanted.
The third step is staying put through the journey. Every good thing must be earned – only then does it feel truly yours. Don’t ever give up in the middle of the journey. Don’t let frustration and anger creep up on you and don’t ever let it take the best out of you. Use these emotions productively by applying them to the hard work. Remember: if you give up in the middle of the process, then not only would you have regrets, but also would be remorseful at the fact that you were this close and you gave up.