It is perfectly fine to quit. You might find yourself in a job that makes you feel unhappy and want to leave it, or maybe you are in a toxic relationship you should have ended a year ago.
Although there are situations and circumstances you want to get away from, there are also certain things which are worth holding onto and fighting for: our dreams.
I can give you at least five reasons why dreams are worth pursuing. Everyone nowadays seems to say: “Hey you should follow your dream”. But you don’t do much, you get caught up in life, you go to a job that doesn’t satisfy you and remain stuck at the starting gate.
I Followed My Dreams
Although you can find countless excuses not to pursue your dreams, here’s what doing it helped me to achieve.
- I proved everybody wrong.
After graduating from University, all of my friends entered the corporate world. I, instead, decided to pursue the entrepreneurial path and started my own digital marketing agency.
Critics and doubtful pearls of wisdom were coming from any direction, but I didn’t get distracted, I didn’t quit and after almost five years I’m confident saying that I made the right choice.
- I am proud of myself
Proving other people wrong is just the icing on the cake, but what makes following your dreams even more rewarding is that you can actually do something you really love every day and be recognized for that.
- I got more confident.
In pursuing your dreams, you are the one running the show and the first who witnesses the successes, as well as the failures.Being at the forefront of it all, makes you feel invincible and it skyrockets your self-confidence.
- I learned to embrace failures.
I see failure as a key part of the process of pursuing my dreams. Once you recover from failure, you realize it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be.
- No one can pursue and accomplish my dreams if not me.
Dreams are subjective and distinctive of each person. Also, the majority of people will never take action and go after their own dreams, so how can you expect them to pursue yours?
What do people like me, who follow their dreams and don’t quit, have in common?
1. Many Options
It all starts with allowing the possibility. People who never quit never take “no” for an answer.
They don’t believe in their own doubts even though they get them, they always persevere, they keep on going and they realize they live in a world of infinite possibilities.
They don’t see only one way of doing things; they are always aware of other alternatives. When everyone else just sees one option they see many.
2. Nobody Said it Was Easy
People who never quit, realize that simplicity takes great mastery.
That is why you have to gather the right tools that can help you get through the obstacles you encounter every single day. The more equipped you are, the easier life becomes.
Many people who live their dream, know that in the beginning it’s normal to have fear. This happens because you are not living your dream yet; you just have this crazy idea of following your life purpose.
There’s no guarantee and no security. You are literally diving in the deep end.
3. Power of Will
A lot of people don’t realize that if you want to move closer to what makes you happy, you have to make sacrifices. You have to leave everything behind.
And even if you think that holding on to something that makes you unhappy is better than jumping into the unknown, in reality the unknown can in fact set you free.
With every step you take, you generate more momentum and experience.
4. Power of Focus
If you sleep it, live it, breathe it and rise with it, then probably you really want it.
That is all well and great, but a lot of people just want to talk about their dreams, without really doing anything about it.
If you want to achieve your dreams and live your life purpose, you have to take action or they won’t come to you.
People who follow their dreams, concentrate their focus on one area and stick with it.
Effort will release its reward only after you refuse to quit.
5. They Become Healthier
People who follow their dreams become healthier, more vibrant and happier.
Once you start living your life purpose, you will start to notice that people want to be around you.
But when you are not living your life purpose, everybody around you becomes your problem, you start externalizing your power and start feeling like a victim.
You blame others, not realizing you are making a conscious decision to be around them.
6. They Know When to Ignore the People Around Them
Friends, family or the next door neighbor can influence your vision and your dreams.
Sometimes you need to ignore everyone to stay focused on not quitting. People who don’t quit, know who to listen to and who to ignore.
When people see the results of your changes, then they want to know the secrets. If you can believe in yourself, everything becomes better and that moves you even more into your life purpose.
You don’t stop because of people’s ideas. This is a test with yourself.
Are you going to let criticism consume you or are you going to let it propel you?
7. They Create Their Own Crowd
People who follow their dreams realize that they have to make a very conscious decision of the people they surround themselves with.
As long as you follow the crowd, you will only go as far as the crowd. You have to be extremely comfortable with yourself, and brave enough to find the right crowd.
Sometimes we say that we can do everything by ourselves, but people who never quit, realize they can’t and for that reason they surround themselves with people who remind them of who they are.
That support network helps them manifest their greatest dreams and desires.
8. Their Lives Become Adventurous
A lot of people are so used to just staying in their comfort zone.
The moment you start to live your dream, every day is new. It’s not easy, but at the same time you just embrace it more. You are not afraid to wake up early anymore.
And if you are living your life purpose right now, you never know what to expect, and that’s the best part.
9. Failure is Part Of It
People who don’t quit know that failure is just one of the possible outcomes of their trials. There is no failure if you try something new out.
Keep in mind that your uniqueness can never be taken away from you. There is no failure when you realize this.
It’s all about changing how you perceive success and failure. When you do what you love, you can never fail.
We are all here to find meaning in our lives.
Your life purpose is all about meaning, how it makes you feel, the value it gives you and the integrity it gives you.
People living their dream acknowledge this.