We all have our dreams, whether it’s writing a novel, travelling the world or buying a beautiful house.
For some people that is all those things will ever be: a dream. They might talk about them, but they won’t do much to make them a reality. There are a thousand reasons why: maybe they don’t have the drive or the money, maybe – when it comes down to it – they’re happy without those things. It might be enough to idly dream about them as a way to pass the time.
For others, those things are a stop on a journey, something to work towards. Once one thing is achieved, something else will always take its place.
But it helps to know the difference between the day dreams and the desires: the things you really want.
It’s easy to be distracted by other people’s dreams, or the cool stuff they’re doing. We’re all human and it’s easy to feel wistful or resentful when we see someone else doing amazing things. It can make our own lives seem mundane, even wasted.
But be honest with yourself. You might envy that person, but would you really want their lifestyle and everything that comes along with it?
I’m envious of people who travel extensively, but ultimately, I know that I’m a homebody. Sure, I enjoy taking a trip and there are lots of places I’d love to visit, but travelling for a prolonged period isn’t for me, despite that romantic part of me that longs to aimlessly wander the world.
On the other hand, you might discover something that you really want to be a part of your life. And that’s when you have to turn your dreaming, into doing.
Don’t wait for that distant day when your dream will become your reality. Plan it, book it, make it happen. Be brave, work hard – whatever you need to do.
Your dreams become that much richer when you can touch them.