The Outcome is (Almost) Always Positive: Why Following Your Dreams Doesn’t Lead to Failure

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Following your dreams is one of the most important things you can do in life. Dreams inspire us to be our best selves and to achieve great things. So go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.

Most people think that if they pursue their dreams, they are setting themselves up for failure. They believe that dreams are only for the lucky few who are born talented or who have the right connections. But this is not true. Anyone can achieve their dreams if they are willing to put in the hard work.

When you focus on your dreams, the journey isn’t as important as the destination. Sometimes you might not see results right away, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come to fruition in time. For example, if you decide that you want to be a famous rockstar, it might take years or even decades for your dreams to come true. But dreams are dreams for a reason, and doing what you love is always worth the wait.

There will be times when you feel like giving up, but remember to…

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

I’ve had a week off from following my dreams. Sometimes life gets in the way. In my case, it was a positive diagnosis of a COVID-19 infection. I haven’t been outside since I visited the test centre to be swabbed.

Throughout the sweats and coughs and generally feeling like crap, I have kept thinking about my dreams. My aspirations and my hopes are very much alive. I had to pause for a little while.

Life got in the way. Sometimes I have to do things that I do not want to do. I did not want to rest. I had to.

How does a happy human cope with being told “no”. Quite simply. I have to accept that there are times when I cannot achieve the goals that I am aiming for.

I planned to write an article every day. That was not the case. Is it bad that I haven’t written anything in the past few days? Not at all.

Dreams inspire us to be our best selves and to achieve great things. The best I could do this week was to celebrate a birthday (my sober birthday) by writing about the journey I’ve been on for the past two years.

That in itself is an achievement. I mean the writing about it, not the sobriety. You see, I would never have been so open about my battles in the past. Openness, honesty, and a willingness to engage with people that are in distress is something I do.

I have to dream big. Am I putting those dreams into action. Yes. Sometimes it feels that progress is very slow. That’s ok.

I do not want to have to work for someone else. I like working WITH people, not FOR people.

What’s my dream? To be financially independent. I don’t like that no matter how much effort I put into a job, an employer can release me and discard me at a moment’s notice.

I worked hard, doing a job that I didn’t like to give me a financial cushion.

Over the past two years, that cushion has gotten a bit thin. It’s not as supportive as it was.

What do I do? I keep sight of my goals. I change the plan.

I should not be afraid to admit that the old plan isn’t working. I have to be willing to admit that I was wrong and that the plan needs to change. I have to maintain an open mind. I have to be willing to change.

Change is not the same as giving up. The dreams are still the same. My path towards them is going to zig and zag a bit.

I’m going to find new avenues of opportunity. This blog is one of the many vehicles for carrying me forward.

I’m not giving up dreams. I’m gaining new dreams.

I never give up on dreams. I have to be willing to change my dreams if necessary, but the dreams are still the same, deep down inside of me. The dreams are still who I am at my very core.

Every road is an opportunity for advancement, every turn is a chance to try something new and exciting, every stoplight is an opportunity to step out of the car and stretch my legs.

Being able to admit that I was wrong and change towards dreams takes confidence. Confidence comes from self-awareness. Self-awareness is another way of frequently asking “am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing?”

The dreams are who I am at my core. To ignore dreams, to push dreams aside is to ignore the very essence of what makes me, me.

Go confidently in the direction of dreams. Live life as you imagined it should be lived. Do not give up on dreams that inspire you to become your best self and to achieve great things. dreams are what made you who you are today, dreams create the best version of yourself tomorrow.

Am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing? My heart and soul say yes. This is what I need to be doing right now. It might be the answer. It may be a stepping stone towards other, greater things.

Time will tell. I’m sure that things will be revealed when I am capable of handling them.

Thanks for reading.

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All the best,

Matt The Happy Human

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