If you really want something, you have to gather courage and take action. Step by step you can move closer to make the dream happen. The journey is worthwhile.
We make excuses, procrastinate, or just react to whatever situation appears. It keeps us in our comfort zones. It keeps us warm and we know we are okay. That’s the thing. It makes us feel okay, not alive! If you react to every situation that crosses your path, then your life is lived by others instead of by you. There is always something going on that is immediately important but not helping us to realise our dreams. What’s more important in the long run? Time is much more valuable than money. We can always make more money but never more time. It requires some creativity, proactivity, adaptation, and shift in thinking, but it makes life exciting and rewarding.
Set you mind!
Drive, passion, and purpose bring us everywhere. If you’re clear why you want to make a dream happen, only take those actions that bring you closer to your dream and mission. Say no to everything and everyone that prevents you from going where you want to go. Don’t spend your time with people you don’t really like. Don’t waste time on a job you hate. Don’t lose hours scrolling down your Facebook feed and looking at how awesome other people’s lives are. Spend time with those awesome people instead! The internet makes it easier than ever before to connect with like-minded people. Find your tribe. Sign up for Meetup.com, Couchsurfing.org, or a Facebook group where you can find people passionate about the same things. Find out which globetrotters are maybe simply around the corner looking to meet a fellow adventure seeker. Spend time with people who make you happy, bring out the best in you and share the same dreams. This will give you tremendous energy and encouragement to go out there and do it. If you’re a (aspiring) salty dreamer, sustainability thinker and/or pirate looking for purpose, join the Ocean Nomads Community.
You must proactively pursue your dreams to make them happen. Set your standards and live the way you want to live. Happiness is worth more than any bank account. Choose time over money. The best investment you can make.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. — Jim Rhone
The time to make your dreams happen is now. Be your authentic you and to do what excites you, at any stage in your life. Be who you would like to be. Follow your own path and don’t let anything or anyone hold you back. Be present and act in the now. Dreams are meant to be pursued, not postponed. Who knows if tomorrow will even arrive? If you are happy, you are your best you, and your surroundings will be happy as well. Happiness is contagious. Make your life a good one! Not only for yourself but for those in need and those to come.
The most difficult step is stepping out of the door! Once you’ve done that, the rest is easy.