I suppose it’s not fair to call our innermost desires and goals ‘dreams’ per se. I say this because dreams are often identified as ideas that are fantastic in nature and have no place in the so-called ‘real world’.
But everything within the scope of our lives begins with a thought. Many times, it’s a simple thought that becomes the grandest of things. Dreams are often depicted as unreasonable, illogical, and unattainable by our society. But these very dreams and thoughts are the things that make life worth living – and fantastic – all at the same time.
To wake up and follow the desire of the heart, regardless of what those around us tell us, is what we owe ourselves to do. It comes down to the inner fire that drives us to live life the way we feel we should, rather than how we are told we should.
I mean, let’s face it: at the end of the day, in the quiet of the night, we have to answer to ourselves. If we follow our hearts, we are at peace. If we don’t, we develop an inner turmoil that ultimately will defeat us, and drain us of life.
You see, life is to be lived in accordance with what makes us truly happy. Our modern society, many times, pushes us toward an unfavorable existence. We believe that we are meant to be unhappy, with small glimpses of happiness sprinkled over the entirety of our lives.
Now, I’m NOT saying we need to be happy 24/7. But being able to fulfill your dreams and being in a somewhat constant state of bliss pretty much go hand in hand.
Remember, an existence in which we work at a job we don’t like, to make money to buy things we may not need, in order to one day retire, doesn’t seem very exciting, does it? If we don’t fulfill our innermost desire, we are left empty and drained.
So, let’s get started with five reasons as to why you should make your dreams a reality – starting today.
Why You Should Fulfill Your Dreams
1. It’ll Make You Happy
What truly makes you happy is something that you know on a very deep level. This happiness has the potential to extend into every aspect of our lives.
Our dreams are interconnected with this happiness. Remember: your heart is always looking out for your best interests. Happiness is part of your best interest. If you are truly happy with what you’re doing every day, you will NEVER work a day in your life.
Following your heart to fulfill your dreams is the key to happiness.
2. You’ll Live with No Regrets
We have to live with ourselves even when we are in a house full of people. That little voice inside you (which we aptly call the inner voice), or your heart, is in constant conversation within us. It can be a nagging voice of truth, or an inner guide to attain your goals.
NOT doing what we truly most desire in life, ultimately leads to a sense of regret. The reason this happens is that our dreams, our goals, are so intense that sometimes, it gives us very little room to do anything else.
Listening to that inner voice will result in never having to feel the regret of NOT being able to fulfill your dreams.
3. It Creates Self Trust
If you think about it, trying to ignore your dreams is really hard to do. You have to basically ignore yourself on a 24-hour basis. However, following your dreams may seem like a scary thing – but the steps are there if you’re listening and paying attention.
By listening to your inner voice and following your dreams, you’re creating a sense of self-trust that most people never reach. This self-trust is key in living a life of not only clarity, but you’ll understand yourself way better than most.
It’s easier than it sounds. Just remember, everything should be done step by step, little by little. You’ll get there eventually.
4. Dreams are for Billionaires
This is true. How many people have become rich and successful by doing something they didn’t really put in 110 percent of their effort?
You see, your dreams are a blueprint to what you should truly be doing. This is essentially your calling, your purpose, your destiny all fused into one.
If you work on something you love, then it isn’t work. All of a sudden, you’re building the way to your dream one step at a time. Life is a playground and it should be enjoyed. Invest in what fulfills you.
5. Inspire Others
We, fortunately – and unfortunately – live in a world where many people feel like they can’t do the things they truly want. However, if you step up and decide that you want to live the life you always dreamed about, you’ll accomplish it.
Of course, this may sound like a spin on positivity just to get the engine running, but it’s not. As humans, we are meant for greatness. As creators, we are meant to better the world we live in. Our dreams evolve the world in many aspects.
Not only are you fulfilling your inner fire, but you are also telling those around you that they can, as well. Nothing is more important than being an example of greatness, by simply following your heart.
Everything in life takes time, and with that comes a degree of patience. Through this entire process, the most complicated part is the practice of patience. However, with this comes an understanding of what it takes to fulfill your dreams – and the peace required to maintain them.
Hope this helps, and ‘till next time, trust yourself.