Tuesday, April 05, 2011

You can chase a dream, but you'll need to run hard to catch it

We've all seen the pictures, posters or inspirational speeches; 'Change your life', 'Make your dreams a reality'. It's all very well reading these and embracing the next fantastic ten minutes feeling motivated and energised. Some of these pictures make me feel that I'm so awesome that I could walk up to a bear and punch it in the face.

After that though, it's not long before we slip back into the proverbial coma that is the norm. A good friend of mine once taught me to change my patterns often, because if you don't, every day becomes similar. If I follow a pattern day in and day out for a year or so my recollection of that year can become blurred instead of clear cut, separate memories.

Everyone has a dream or goal that they want to achieve, and I will say now that you aren't going to just stumble upon it - you need to create it for yourself. You are in charge of your life, as cheesy and forced as it sounds, you can mold it and shape it into what you want.


The problem I have with these inspirations is that they're so far from realistic, that they end up negating any long-term positive effect they might have had on the reader. You generally can't walk out the door and change your life, despite what they tell you. It doesn't happen like that, and reality will quite happily waltz in and slap you in the face before you get off your driveway. Most plans require time, effort and money.

It's pretty easy to want to change your life for the better, it's simple to know what you want to do or where you want to be. Getting there though, taking the first step - that is the part that a lot of people seem to find difficult. The best part is; once you have taken that first step, you're already on your way. Think about that for a second.

You get one life to live, figure out what the most important things are, figure out what experiences you want to have, figure out what you want to achieve... and think about how you're going to get there. Tell your friends and family, they will help you.

The first step is to have a plan. Make one, take that first step and you'll only be moving forward after that. "Do, or do not. There is no try."

41 comments:

Leizer said...

very inspiring.. thanks :)

R.C said...

This is very true, the hardest step is always the first one for me. So many times it has held me back. Thanks for the article.

amBored said...

wise words .. well written and yeah you can't change people

Boskey said...

You're very right. I've always regretted not making the first step in many situations :/

Clint Mullins said...

I like that picture! Also, people are who they are, and thats that.

Tweeks Coffee said...

good post! Following you

Hansson said...

I hate taking the first step, I prefer when someone pushes me the first distance :)

Raving It Tech said...

Well said and so true on many levels, its so hard to take that first step..been trying to myself for a lil while now, I need to change my pattern.

Wilco said...

thanks for this one

Cafe La Douleur said...

The words you speak are very true. Causes inspiration

MDstuff1337 said...

Nice post.
Interesting blog!

Following! :)

adiaphoros said...

I've heard people say that you have to find a way to apply leverage to yourself in order to motivate. another way i've heard was to retain the "good feeling" you get when you imagine something that you want.

Minecraftblogger said...

Nice read (:

NHM said...

lol at the picture!

Glovey said...

Great post! Keep up the good blogging!

J said...

excellent post. followed.

Tristan said...

i have no dreams or goals...u cant fail if u never try

Ingönyama said...

i dont even give a s**t :D

BM said...

i will keep an eye on this blog ;)

derpp said...

and not a single fk was given that day xD

Nate said...

I love it. great read

John said...

That picture was just the icing on the cake xD

Tobias77 said...

Great stuff..would read again.

TheStamos said...

nice philosophy, good read.

Just Me said...

true words man. true words.

mious said...

this really was a good read :)

CancelOutStudios said...

Very inspiring thanks for that blog post. Following!

Leo Stahl said...

*chants* "FUCK.THAT.SHIT"
Truer words have not been spoken.
Every day is a daydream.

jblogger45 said...

thanks for the read

Where's Banksy said...

Nice post!

Amélia Campos said...

This really is true.
Too bad that most times you really require lots of money if you want to achieve something, and effort obviously!

Shoutenkou said...

Inspiring, AND true !

Followed !

Nepenthe said...

Often there are so many first steps though...wise words regardless.

-M- said...

It really is true - "do or don't, there is no try".
Or put it in other words - "you either have tiger blood or not" :D

BrAd? said...

Very true.
Was a good read.

SmartDroids said...

That little man is like me hahaha

Potholderz said...

I agree, you have to start small and build up to a dream.

Kanika Bishnoi said...

i believe in making dreams happen...!

Clint Mullins said...

Update again! I miss your posts!

Necroticism said...

Need to change patterns! my memories are blurry D:

Dark Scheme said...

That picture is full of win...and truth :P

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