We all dream about our own future. Even if you think you don’t have dreams, you have your very near future planned, more or less. That’s a baby step and it’s great! Find your dream, no matter how “small” and “insignificant” seems. Having a reason or ideal to work for represents a great fuel for motivation, but how much is too much?
Some of us love to procrastinate, some of us just go nuts overworking and some of us combine these two in a stress-producing amalgam. It might not be an easy task, but once you find your reason to live and dream, you should think about how much is too much?
THINK ABOUT YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Finding a goal for your life can be tough. Some of us don’t know what we want to do with our own lives. Of course, I cannot dictate your ideals and dreams, yet allow me to tell you a little story that might change your perspective. As a teenager I didn’t know what to do with my life. I thought and thought, over and over again, and nothing came.
Before I could realize, I started getting restless. I couldn’t think of anything else but this goal. And this obsession deteriorated both my mental and physical health. I was lucky and somehow, with the help of others, I got better over time.
And guess what? I’ve found my reason to dream and live! I don’t want to be forgotten. I wish to create, to positively influence others and leave my mark here, on Earth.
Seems a little bit cheesy, but this is not a cheesecake! What I’m trying to say is simple. Don’t overwork yourself trying to find your own meaning. Don’t sacrifice your health for your dreams. It sounds a little bit harsh. However, let me explain. If you overwork yourself and sacrifice everything for your dreams’ sake, is it really worth it?
Let’s assume that you do achieve your big dream, sacrificing all of this. You’re tired. Your body is weak. You suffered a lot, but you don’t seem to enjoy everything you have. You could even die from overworking yourself before achieving your success.
TAKE YOUR TIME, CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS, HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST!
In order to find your meaning or reason in life you should always consider you options. Let me give you an example: can you see yourself as a teacher? Do you want to teach people? Can you visualize yourself as explaining a lesson to a class?
If you do, keep the idea and go on and forth, imagining yourself in different positions. What about an engineer or a doctor?
Don’t exclude anything! Not everyone will become doctors or lawyers and that is perfectly fine! Maybe you like creating or repairing things. Take your time.
Find your reason to dream, but don’t do it as a form of contest. Don’t compare yourself to anyone!
It’s okay to be a little bit slower than others. And it’s normal to fail, to start over, to have doubts. After all, we are all humans and even though we are so similar in so many ways, we are, at the same time, different. What works for someone could not work for you. Your reason to dream and live doesn’t have to be something extreme!
In the end, you should always have a plan B. Being obsessed with one particular thing is not healthy for your mind. Again, think about all possibilities, but never exclude negative ones! The road to your dreams will never be linear. There will be all sorts of obstacles. Don’t forget to hope for the best and prepare for the worst!