Achieving Your Dreams Takes Time, Never Happens Overnight

dreamingWhenever I look around me, I see people after a certain age that just give up on life. Even some people as young as 25. They didn’t get everything perfect right away so they just said “screw it”. But it’s never too late to change. It’s never too late to dream.

It takes time to accomplish your dreams. This discussion isn’t about hard work or about being clever. It’s about being patient. Patience is one of the most crucial virtues you need in life. Even if you are working hard. Even if you are doing everything right. Ever if your progress is above average. It takes a long time to achieve those big long-term goals.

You have to love the journey, so I hope you chose a pursuit that you are really passionate about. Because if you didn’t you’re going to be miserable. Be prepared to chase after your dream seven days a week for many many years. It’s natural. There’s going to be highs and lows, and this bothers most people. But what most people don’t realize is that the lowest point often comes before the highest point. Because when you’re pushing really hard, maybe low on energy. Or low on cash. That’s when you’re about to hit the tipping point.

When you hear about those so-called “overnight successes” chances are you didn’t see all the hard work involved. I heard a great analogy for this recently. Don’t compare your behind the scenes footage to someone else’s greatest hits. Meaning you only see the best parts of a successful person and you see every moment from your own life good and bad. Don’t worry about someone else’s progress. Concern yourself with your own.

And yes there are some people who get success without waiting. But you can’t bet on luck. Luck can come, but while you’re waiting for luck keep doing your work. But there are also people who live a life of crime selling drugs or stealing. They lost their patience. They wanted fast easy money, and those methods will definitely accomplish that. But karma and, more importantly, the law will come after you. You can’t cheat the law, you can’t cheat a person, you can’t cheat any systems. It will catch up with you one way or another.

Besides what would life be like if you had everything you wanted? Life would be over. Even if you have had major successes, there’s always going to be new goals and new pursuits. New challenges. If anything you could make philanthropy a goal. Helping others and giving back since you have accomplish your dreams. The journey is just as important as the destination.

Get used to that long familiar road because it’s a long drive and you’ll be fueling up many times along the way.

I’d be glad to hear your own experiences. Please comment below.

One Comment

  1. donald flanky says:

    This is really beautiful.
    I’m not a touchy-feely, New Age person. There is nothing glitsy about this article. But it is correct. It corresponds to my 50 years of life experience.
    It doesn’t happen quickly.
    It doesn’t happen quickly.
    It DOES happen sometimes but you have to invest.
    Thank you

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