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Things They Don't Tell You About Being a Dreamer



It's hard.

You will get one of two reactions when you tell people your aspirations. Reaction one is when they look at you like you have ten heads and horns. They don't understand why in the world you would ever pursue this dream of yours. They can't put themselves in your shoes and try to understand why it's so important to you. This is the daunting reaction, the one that makes you question everything. Am I making a mistake? Am I being crazy? Are they right? Am I wrong? 

You aren't. Just so you know.

Reaction two is when they are so happy for you, and support your dreams. This is obviously the preferred reaction, but I'm going to be real here. It's not the common one. This is the 1 in 10 reaction. But when you get it, it makes you feel like you can conquer the world. They believe in you so much that you start to believe in yourself too.

You will give up on yourself. Those will be the hardest days. Try to remember why it's important to you. Why you started this journey in the first place, and how proud you will be when you accomplish everything you set your mind to. Just because you give up on yourself does not mean that it's over.

It just means you have to pick yourself back up and shake it off.

Whatever your dream or goal is, make sure you are doing it for you. This may sound harsh, but most people are not going to care all that much once you accomplish it. So if you are looking for praise and appreciation from others you should probably reevaluate. But if you are doing it because it will make you happy, because it will make you proud of yourself, because it will make you a better person, because YOU want this for yourself. Then do it. 

No exceptions.

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