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Follow Your Dreams

Most people go to school, graduate, earn a living, raise a family, and then wait out the remainder of their lives until death comes for them. It’s a predictable recipe that has served countless people for generations. But is it the only recipe for living one’s life? Is it the best recipe? We don’t think so. In fact, we believe there is a better way.

So what’s this superior way? Well, we believe the best way to go through life is in pursuit of one’s dreams. That’s right, the best way to live is to follow your dreams. Why you ask? Well, we’ve pulled together a handful of reasons to make the case for why you should follow your dreams. Here they are; enjoy:

Top 10 Reasons You Should Follow Your Dreams

Best Reasons Why You Should Follow Your Dreams

1. You’ll Have More Fun

This may not appeal to everyone, but one of the best reasons you should follow your dreams is because you’ll have a lot more fun in the process! Of course chasing your dreams won’t be 100% sunshine and rainbows. You’ll have your ups and downs, and challenges, but one thing is certain, it won’t be boring.

So, if you want to live a life of adventure and fun, following your dreams is a great way to do so.

2. It’s The Best Way to Give Back

Believe it or not, one of the best ways to give back to the world, is to follow your dreams. How so, you ask? Well, when you pursue that thing that sets your heart of fire, chances are high you’ll be choosing to make the most of your gifts, i.e. that thing that you are innately great at.

As such, when you seek to pursue a life that leverages what you’re best at, you in turn offer your best to the world. And as expected, the world benefits from this.

So, if giving back or making an impact to society is important to you, follow your heart.

3. You May Become Rich and Successful

You’ve heard many others say that if you want to get rich, follow your passion, follow your dreams.  It’s something you’d expect to hear from the likes of Oprah or Steve Jobs .  However, there are many other uber-successful people who have raved about the importance following your dreams in order to find success.

For instance, success icon Grant Cardone has stated “Be obsessed or be average”, Elon Musk uttered “Passion and purpose scale, always have and always will”, and even Billionaire investor Warren Buffett states that the people who find their passion are the luckiest.  

The reason these notable success icons recommend you follow your dreams, is because when you do so, chances are high you will be doing something you love to do. And the person who loves what they do will almost always do a better job than someone who is just going through the motions to collect a paycheck.

As a result, you’ll get more promotions, you’ll be more sought out by others for your products and services, and ultimately you’ll stand out. And in so doing, you’ll position yourself to command more money and find more success than if you chosen the alternative and settled.

4. You’ll Make Life More Worthwhile

Imagine being given a ticket to enter a theme park with roller coasters, water slides, extremely entertaining shows, etc., but once you enter the park, you’re only allowed to get on maybe one or two of the kiddy rides. How would that make you feel? Would your time at this theme park even be worthwhile?

Well, when you don’t follow your dreams, its like having a ticket to a wonderful theme park full of hundreds of rides overflowing with lots of adventure and fun, but choosing to limit your experience to just the safe boring rides. Sure, you’re in the park, but your being there is likely not worthwhile.

So, make sure you are pursuing a life that allows you to experience the full range of all it has to offer. You only live once, so make the most of it.

5. You’ll Become The Best Version of Yourself

Dream chasing is not for the faint of heart. Going for your dreams will be hard. You will experience difficulties and setbacks like you’ve never experienced before. It will be challenging.

However, those challenges will strengthen you. As you persist towards your dreams, you’ll become stronger and better in various aspects of your life. Your confidence will improve, your discipline will be sharpened, and your resourcefulness will abound.

Ultimately, when all is said and done, the trials and tribulations you put yourself through will have made you into the best version of yourself.

6. You’ll Inspire The World Around You

Philosopher Ayn Rand once stated “The sight of an achievement is the greatest gift a human being could offer to others.” It’s a powerful quote with much truth behind it, and when you strive to reach your dreams, others will be inspired to do the same.

But more importantly, when you actually achieve your dream, your success will help others believe in the magic of pursuit. Your example will inspire the world around you to follow their dreams in the face of formidable odds; helping others create as you did, an amazing something out of nothing.

7. Will Help You Find True Happiness

Going through life without dreams is like going through a life without hope. And a life without hope is hopeless. The great news is, one of the best ways to reduce feelings of hopelessness and depression, is to strive to live the life you’ve always imagined.

Following your vision, and pursuing your dreams, despite what others think is best for you, is one of the quickest ways to find happiness. In fact, the number one regret people have while lying on their deathbeds is “I wish I had the courage to live the life I really wanted.”[1]

So, if you want to find true happiness, choose to have the courage to follow your own dreams and live your life to its fullest.

8. Live With Dignity

When you follow your dreams, you are essentially taking a stand for yourself. You tell the world that this is your life, and you’ll do with it what you will.

And because of this fact, no matter where you find yourself within the process; i.e. making $0 per hour, having to live out of your car for a few months, or barely being able to pay the rent some months, you’ll be able to hold your head high with dignity, because you’ll know it’s temporary and all part of your success story.

So, choose to go for your dreams like the successful and live with dignity every day of your life.

9. It Will Make The World a More Positive Place

You should pursue a life or career that brings you most to life because it will bring more positivity to the world. Think about it, if you chose to eek out a living at a desk job you hated, how do you think you’d be treating the people you interacted with at home or in your community on a daily basis? You’d likely be less joyful and less upbeat. There’s also a good chance you’d become more and more negative over time in your interactions with others.

Ruts do that to people.

However, by choosing to take some chances in life by going for your dreams, you’ll eventually rid yourself of a dead-end job, and in so doing elevate your well-being and positivity levels instantaneously. And even if you can’t leave your dead-end job or situation immediately, the very idea of you moving upwards and onwards towards your better future, will just as readily change your disposition. Hope is a powerful thing.

So, make the world a more positive place and get to chasing those dreams please.

10. Will Help You Become a More Confident You

Last but not least, when you go after your dreams you’ll actually become more confident. By choosing to create your own path, you won’t be playing copycat anymore. You’ll stop comparing yourself, your competence, and your level of success to others. Why? Because you’ll learn sooner or later, that your dreams and it’s timeline for fulfillment are unique.

As such, comparanoia, and the resulting insecurities the go along with it, will slowly fade away.[2] On top of this, the longer you pursue your dreams, the more confident and assured you’ll become due to mastery of your chosen field.

Truly, there is something to be said for really knowing who you aim to be and where you aim to go in life. So, follow your dreams, it will do wonders for your confidence.

Final Thoughts on Following Your Dreams

Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 reasons you should follow your dreams:

  • Life Will Be More Fun
  • You’ll Serve More People
  • You’ll Increase Your Chances of Obtaining Riches
  • You’ll Make Life More Worthwhile
  • You’ll Become a Better Version of Yourself
  • You’ll Inspire Others
  • It Will Help You Find Happiness
  • It Will Help You Live With Dignity
  • You’ll Create a More Positive World
  • You’ll Become More Confident

With that being said, we hope these handful of reasons encourage you to seriously consider following your dreams. Life is too short to spend the best days of your life helping others build their dreams. Unless of course, it is your dream to do just that. But, if that is not the case, do yourself a favor and ask yourself the following question, “What great thing would I attempt, if I knew I could not fail?”

Then, go all in to pursue that dream.

Till next time,


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