I’ve found these two really inspiring post on two blogs I follow: “I want to be an astronaut” and by “Realizing your dream: stop dwelling on “what ifs”.
Both these brilliant posts speak of: achieving dreams, how most of us put them aside or even throw them away so easily… our excuses can be endless: advises by supposed to be “more wise person“, surrealism of the dream itself, economic, etc…
But we tend to forget that dreams have always been the engines that made possible things that impossible were thought!
Perseverance, stubbornness and passion even just by one individual have contribute to make humanity great strides, starting from all the discoveries of medical science, to the great inventions in technology and everything that is in between.
These Great People didn’t care about compare their selves with other’s people talents, as Harry Alston exposes in one of the post this one is inspired by, their mind was free: they just pursued their dream, with passion and devotion and there is no way, if you’re committed and you put passion and devotion in something you desire to do, one day or another you’re gonna reap the benefits of your work… The Universe is always right, it will give credit to honest committment, devotion and passion! 😉
This leads to what Jessica Roebuck wrote: “You can conjure up all of the “what ifs” that your mind will allow, but that energy is better spent working toward your goals” and it is so trivial that we forget it, we can’t see it, we seem to not perceive the huge amount of energy we actually waste every day to think about “what could have been” instead of “what can I do to make it like more as I wish it to be“…
Do you remember when we were kids and we used to see things differently, we dare to dream, we used to think about achieve them, like: “how to reach cookies“, “how to get the toys we wanted so badly“.. we were so damn determined as kids, we knew exactly what we wanted…there were no room for failure, we were determined to get things done to reach our goal, so… what just happened? why we just stopped to dare desire?
I think our failure was to start to listen to our parents or, more in general to adults! I know they intend to prepare us for inevitable failures that occurs in life, they did it for us… but I’m not sure is right, life always teach you sooner or later!! And from the beginning of world no one has ever listen to other’s people advises, we are too good to get wrong all by ourselves, so why stop dreaming?! Just because someone else didn’t achieve his goal!? I just don’t think is fair…
Than we started to put our dreams aside and throw them away just because everyone told us “life is not that simple“… or “life is hard“… you know what?!?! Yes!!!! Life sometimes is that simple: if you want something you go get it or at least try to get it! You’ll have to put all yourself in game and play and yes, you’ve better play hard and be ready to make sacrifices because yes, life is hard and yes, if you really want something you’ll probably have to put aside something else, maybe something you like too.. less valuable maybe, but you’ll have to make choices (because that’s what growing means…) but in the end, you’ll have no regrets because you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say: “I’ve done my best, I’ve tried so hard and I’ve done everything I can to achieve my dream” and at 50% you’ll end up not achieving it, but if you don’t put every effort to achieve your dreams, what are you living for?!? On the other hand, if you’ll end up on the other 50% and you’ll have put all yourself to realize your dream… I bet it is a wonderful feeling, what you could desire more?!?
Two consideration more… I bet it was hard even for those crazy visionary people who invented and discovered the amazing things that we take for granted today! These inventions and discovery bring with them the sacrifices of a life dedicated to the purest realization of this purpose and in some cases are also stained by blood of their fathers: the inventors and visionary who pursued their ideas… these people show us that anything is possible, that each of us can be and do whatever he wishes, just wanting it!
We have already inside all the potential to be who we want to be and do what we want to do.. just engage ourselves with dedication and passion!
If I’ll ever have children one day… I hope I’ll never forget these words in which I strongly believe today and if I’ll ever lose them, I hope I’ll find people like Harry and Jessica to remember them to me…
“Be the Change you wish to see in the World”
~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, “Mahatma Gandhi”