In need of motivation? Finding yourself? Your dream? Your motivation? Read this.
This is for all you kids trying to find yourself and your dream. This is my epiphany that I would like to empower all of you with.
After my recent post on surviving depression, I’m going to follow up with this post about finding yourself and following your dream. Or vice versa, finding your dream and following yourself (I think that works as well haha)
Generally, people always want to put a meaning to life. Right? I don’t know about you guys but for me, I have always questioned what I was destined to do, what is my true purpose etc. However, I never actually really had a dream. Yes, I have had vague general ideas about how my life/ future should be when I was younger but I never really set actual goals for myself. All this while, I have been floating through the systematical education of today. I conform to the grind.
School -> Eat -> Sleep -> Repeat
Ok but its not all that funny anymore when depression attacks….
I have never actively went to seek out what I wanted/ liked/ was afraid it wouldn’t work out. And that’s really sad. Looking back, it’s really sad to think that I was living without a dream. I was just living to… die..? Living in a lack of a passion caused me a lot of problems. All this while, I have always been the type of person to ‘just pass can already’. I get contented easily. Not saying it’s not a good thing but it became a problem when I lacked the driving force to push me to work. And a dream gives you just that. It gives you passion.
I only realize just how important this passion was last year. It cost me a
fair bit whole lot of existentialism. When I started university last year, I started looking at people around me and saw that most of them are very passionate about what they are doing. To be honest, it was both admirable and a bit very self-deprecating. There were other students who were equally as lost as me and that’s why I hope to share this epiphany with all the lost souls out there.
After thinking about this and reading multiple Facebook posts about people giving advice to their 20 year old self (Hey! That’s where I am now). It led me to realize that I have to start now. All that
bullsheet advice about people telling you that you need to balance practicality and your dreams because some dreams just don’t make enough money. That’s right I just called that a whole load of crap. Scratch that. I completely in my whole human entirety decided that I would like to downright disagree with that argument. Screw that. Just go chase your dreams. No dream? Go find one. Damned right! Follow your heart if you want to. You literally only live once. And right now, let me tell you, this is the best time of your life to do whatever the hell you want.
Do whatever you want right now
Hold up! Say you lack the financial capability to support your dream, you have physical limitations to do what you want and whatever weak excuse that’s stopping you to do what you want. Then be the coward you are and continue running the rat race. But don’t go regretting ten years into the future that you forsook the possibility of following your dreams. Yes, you might be living in comfort because you followed the ‘practical’ path but just think about it, would you be happy?
Let’s consider the scenario that anything is possible. Literally anything!
On the condition that, you want it badly enough and you’re willing to work hard for it. Let me ignite the possibility in you that anything is possible if you want it to be.
ANYTHING! IS! POSSIBLE!
Parents/ people only tell you to find the balance between doing what you like and what brings home the dough because they’ve missed the train. The train of dreams. Yeah yeah talk about simultaneously finding a balance between passion and money or eventually growing to love what you do. But know that, right now at whatever age you are, it’s the best time to chase your dreams.
Because you have close to zero responsibilities right now to follow these dreams.
Think about what you want to be in 10-20 years time. Would you be content with just holding a regular job? For those currently pursuing education, just think about what you want to do after you graduate. Do you have an answer to that? Good for ya if you do.
If you don’t then I’d suggest you start thinking now. Lost now than lost later. Figure out now and plan from here. It’s really never too late.
To those who are studying what you don’t even like, then I seriously ask you to reconsider changing up your plans. Like how I am planning to. I have been there and I know what it’s like to do that. Let me ask you one simple question, what are you still doing there when it isn’t what you want to do in the future? Honestly, it’s a waste of time if you are using it as a safety net. As your second bet in case of ‘failure’. Why are you doing something that you don’t even like? Really. What the hell for? We know of many others that study and do completely different things after they graduate. What a waste of time, energy, money, resources and EVERYTHING!
Stop asking why!!!!!! Just wo/man up and get to doing it already!
Kudos to those who are actively pursuing their dream. Keep up the good work to those who are finding their dreams. And all the best to those who have yet to find their dreams.
I’ve been having these crazy thoughts.
Tell me. If not now, then when?
This post might cost you some existential crisis after reading but you’ve finished reading it already, haven’t you? Oopsy, I don’t mean to cause anyone an existential crisis. Hm.
But seriously, go find and follow your dream.