It’s not what you think/Outside the box: Have a dream

You know those stories where the main character has some sort of a higher purpose and that purpose becomes their driving force for the entire story? Like King Arthur being destined to be the king of England because he pulled out the sword from the stone, or Hercules being a hero because he was the son of Zeus, or (to take a more recent example) Harry Potter being destined to kill Voldemort. They all had purpose, which kept them on their path, and no matter what happened that purpose was so strong, it forced them to overcome any obstacle that came in their way.

Now obviously not everyone can have an otherworldly purpose that would mean someone or something else setting it up for us? But there is one thing each of us can have which we can set up for ourselves, a dream. Something that we can work towards that will make us happy once we’ve achieved it. What kind of a dream? Well it could be anything really, it’s up to you.

Maybe you want to be an actress, maybe you want to be a writer, maybe you want to be famous or rich or a dancer or a doctor or getting a particular car model, or making a game or starting your own business or whatever, it could be anything. It isn’t that important what the dream is, the important thing is to have one.

The next thing is to work toward it, again how you work toward it is up to you. You could go all out and dedicate your entire life to the dream or you could go at your own pace, give priority to your normal life and responsibilities and work slowly towards your goal as a kind of project, personally, I would choose the latter since it’s less risky but that’s just me.

The act of just having a dream and working towards it can make you feel good. I’m speaking from personal experience but also, here are a couple of blog posts from the internet that support that theory.

First off we have “How Dreaming Makes You Happier and More Productive” by Ellis Friedman and posted on infusion.com. Like the title suggests, this article  focuses on how having a dream can make you a productive person rather than happy and stress free, but they more less go hand in hand and the message is still there?

Next we have, “The 16 Reasons Why It Is So Important To Follow Your Dreams” by Joel Brown and posted on Addicted2succes.com.  This one talks a lot about the good having a dream has and is very self helpy, then again I’m one to talk considering the content of this blog.

So there you have it, having a dream can really make a difference in your life. So if you have one, don’t be scared about failure just work towards it, you’ll have ups and downs but you’ll still feel good for the most part. And if you don’t have a dream try to make one, if you can’t think of any don’t worry about it. Just keep it in the back of your mind, think about it every now and then and let it come to you naturally. Dreams are like ideas sometimes; they’ll just suddenly hit you. That’s it for this post, I hope you have a good day and that you get that your dream comes true (as corny as that sounds).

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