I’m nearly 30 years old and still have dreams. For me, I’ve wanted my own environment to create easily. Really, that’s my big dream. Getting the tools together to make projects easily without having to figure everything out from scratch every time. Doing so requires a commitment though.
Well, not do it no more! …if you’ll pardon the double negative. I should create this environment for myself and so should you. Maybe you want to take up running, maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you want to write that novel or blog. You can and should change your life today to get to your goals. Putting it off again is no longer an option. I don’t have to convince you want to pursue something. You already do and you should. And you should start right now.
“Why” you ask?
1) You’re the only one who can
We tend to know this intellectually, but we don’t practice it. We are surrounded with people and assume they will help us on some level. Many of us fail to recognize they are going through their own problems and most people don’t actually think about us all that often. You won’t just be handed the life you want. You haven’t yet, so why are you still waiting for it?
2) It’s fun working toward your dreams and making progress
When you truly have a passion for something, it’s harder not to do it than it is to do it. There’s a lot of enjoyment to be had working on projects building toward a life you want. You aren’t choosing your dreams tomorrow, you’re rerouting the ship of your life toward a destination of your own choosing instead of going with the flow. That voyage is enjoyable when you can look back and see how far you’ve come. It’s immensely rewarding.
3) It’s easy
Passion makes your dreams accessible. It’s the drive that keeps you going. It’s that desire to make yourself better. And it’s a strong motivator. The strongest you’ll ever encounter. When you really want something, it’s not the voyage that’s the challenge, it’s getting started and overcoming the fear of failing. When you get started with changing your life and get into the groove of living a different and more enjoyable way, nothing can stop you. You’ll drive yourself to succeed. Finishing will become easier than quitting.
4) You can do it
This and the last one are ones people don’t believe about themselves and where most the discouragement comes from. Maybe best to accept the premise outright about yourself as well. We all convince ourselves there are challenges we must overcome first, that other things are more important and we can not actually commit ourselves right now or that we never can. Anyone can start. You’re not an exception.
5) Why not?