As 2013 is coming to an end in the next 9 days, there are a lot to reflect about this year. Some of us have achieved our goals while others have passed over a lot of opportunities.
This year I lost a dear friend as he passed away. He was just in his late twenties. We would usually chat all the time and I would never forget the plans that he had set for himself in the next 10 years. However, when I asked him what was the steps he was going to take to achieve his goals, he did not have one.
He was waiting for the perfect opportunity and he never got the chance. It hurts because, he will never be able to live his dreams now.
Someone once asked, what is the right time to start achieving your dreams?
My answer is from the very moment you discover that you have a dream but I know that it can be scary for people to follow their dreams.
You can check out these posts to know why people are scared of following their dreams.
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If you have a dream (or dreams) and you have not taken action then, here are the reasons why you must reconsider and live your dream now:
No Perfect Time.
There is no such thing as a perfect time. I am sure you have heard of the saying that “Time waits for no man”. The more you delay, going for your dreams, the more you waste precious time.
Living and Achieving Your Dream is a Process
Don’t be deceived, you are going to make mistakes along the way. You might even have a heart break when you pursue your dreams but you are going to stand out from the rest because you took action.
As you learn from your mistakes, you will become better; the process of achieving your dream is going to make you smarter and its only a matter of time before you have achieved your goal but if you don’t plan and take action now, you will only delay the process of learning.
One of the 5 regrets of dying which was collated by Brownie Ware is not being true to oneself. Rather than living your dreams, you live the dream of another.
I have never experienced a dying man, confessing on his dying bed about not living his dreams but I have seen lots of people at an old age who complain and wish they could turn the hand of time backwards.
Don’t get to a stage where your life will be full of regrets, live your dream now.
Being a Light to Others
There is no one on earth who is useless unless we decide to become one.
When you live your dream, you empower and inspire others to do so. One of my favourite post is a video about the most ugliest girl. She did not allow her physical attributes to stop her from living her dream. (I advise you to watch this).
Most people have dreams but they need encouragement to go through the storms to achieve their goal. When you live your dream, these people are inspired to do the same.
You definitely can be a light to others even though you are not a CEO or President. Just live your dreams.
You have a chance to make your dreams come to life. Grab a note book, relax and think of how you going to achieve your dreams starting now before the new year comes.