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10 Lies You Will Hear Before You Chase Your Dreams

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Unfortunately, just before you take your first step towards  pursuing your dreams, the  people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advices.  Don’t understand me wrong, they don’t have evil intentions. They just don’t see the big picture –  they don’t know what your passions, life goals and your dreams mean to you.  They don’t understand that, to you, the journey is worth the risk.

So they try somehow to protect you, but they don’t understand they actually stop you from what you are meant to do.

As Steve Jobs says:

Steve Jobs, Quote, Your Time Is limited, living someone else's life, time is limited to chase your dreams, limited time for dreams, we have limited time for our dreams

 

10 bad tips (lies) people will most  likely tell you when you decide to chase your dreams.

Later on you can follow your dreams, but now you have too much responsibilities. – Someday?  When is ‘someday?’  There isn’t such day as someday.  Someday never comes and someday doesn’t exist.  Today is the only day you have.  Today is the one and only day you can change something and make a difference!  And don’t you agree that  life is all about pursuing dreams.  What you have to do is to make today the first day of the rest of your new life.

You’re fucked if it doesn’t work out. – Not true!  This is pure BS.   The worst case scenario is that things don’t work out for you and you have to go back to doing exactly what you are doing right now.

Your job at the moment is safer. – Probably yes, I suppose.  But you know what’s even safer than your job at the moment?  Going home, locking yourself in your room, and never, ever coming out – that’s even more safer so why not do it?  Just because your job offers you some safety  doesn’t mean you have to  flush your entire life and dreams down the toilet.  Remember, safer doesn’t always mean better.

It’s impossible! – It’s only impossible if you never do anything about it.  The simple reason certain things seem impossible at the moment  is simply because nobody has achieved them yet.   If you truly dedicate yourself to your goal, everything is possible.  You just have to want it bad enough.

Only the lucky few make it in the end. – So wrong again.  Most of the times the ones you call lucky few got off their rear ends and did something about it!  They were the ones with more  drive, determination, and willpower than others.  And  you can be one of those “lucky few”.  It’s up to you, and only you.

What if you fail? Failing is bad. – Failing is the main ingredient for success.  There are 2 outcomes when you try something new – you either win or you learn. In both situations you win. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is doing nothing because you’re too scared to make a mistake.  You can’t handle success, if you can’t handle failure.

You don’t have resources. – It’s not about having the right resources, it’s about starting. Start where you are with what you have, because what you have is plenty. In todays world we have easy access to so much information – thanks to the internet! Most people think they need millions of dollars to make a million dollar company and that’s wrong. All you need is plan to execute on, determination, willpower, never quitting attitude and hard work! See Also (52 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life)

You need more money saved before you can start. – You don’t need more money.  You need a plan.  You need a budget, so if your dream requires you to leave your job, figure out what’s the minimum income that you need to live.  Don’t forget you don’t need to repeat the mistakes of others, study people who have succeeded with similiar ventures.   Ask yourself  “What actions can I take right now with the money and resources I have right now that will bring me closer to my desired goal?”

You don’t need any help.  It’s smarter to go after it alone. –So wrong! You need to find the right people, you need to surround yourself with people with similiar goals. Don’t you know that you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.  Hanging out with the wrong people will only harm you.  So focus on finding the right people. With the right team you will be far more powerful then being alone, and when you do find them work you way to the top!

That sounds like a lot of hard work. – Ofcourse it does!  But does that mean it’s not worth it? No, lol.  Personally for me success in life means – finding hard work that you love to do. You see when you remain true to yourself and you  follow your dreams, values and your own interests you are most likely to reach success through your passion.  You see people who are not true to themselves always ask themselves  “How the heck am I going to do this for the next 30 years?”  So if you find something that you love doing while working hard, don’t quti! You’re on to something big.

Disregard this nonsense and you’ll be well on the right way towards accomplishing your dreams. Now get out there and make it happen!

Please don’t forget to share the post if you enjoyed it, also your feedback in the comments will be much appreciated. Thanks once again for reading 10 Lies You Will Hear Before You Chase Your Dreams.

Photo source: Georgie Pauwels

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Victor

    December 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    This is true, especially where you said “the people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advice.” Parents included.
    They just won’t see things from your own point of view and will get you discouraged with the intention of trying to help you not to waste your effort and time. Forgetting that every achievement/success was once a mere dream/imagination.
    Cheers Mate..

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      January 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      I think when chasing your goals/dreams the one thing you should focus on is listening to your own inner voice.

  2. kenee

    December 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, nice post! This is so true! I heard it before I started to follow my dreams.

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      January 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Yes, I keep hearing these things on a daily basis 🙂 Thanks for your support Kenee and keep visiting 🙂

  3. Jeanne Melanson

    December 15, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Awesome post, Hristiqn. I think I have heard each and every one of those lies. Sometimes you just have to stop listening to them and simply plow through. Follow your dreams and don’t let go. Thanks for your insight. Peace!

  4. Vince

    December 15, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Hristiqn, I enjoyed this post. You totally hit the nail on the head with this one. This was a great read.. I think I may have to create a video series out of the 10 lies.. 🙂

  5. Nate Leung

    December 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hey Hristiqn,

    This is awesome my friend. #2 sticks out the most for me. I agree with you, you’re not F**ked like you said, but you can always get back up and start over and keep doing it until you get it right. Great all around post!

  6. John Gates

    January 4, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Thanks, a great article which I have shared on my blog – ozzytraders.weebly.com

  7. Tam

    May 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I have literally heard every single one of these pieces of advice since finally deciding to chase after my dreams. Mostly from my parents…After YEARS of pursuing a degree for the wrong reasons, I finally woke up and flat out decided I had had enough and wanted to pursue my passion. I love wildlife and the outdoors, so what better career than to become a wildlife biologist!?! Yes it’s highly competitive, and yes it will be a lot of hard work, but in the end I will be happy working in a field I am passionate about 🙂 Excellent article! I feel more empowered now 😀

  8. Vision Shine

    July 30, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for such an inspiring writing. 🙂

    It is so true. We never realized that life is too short to wait for perfect time. We should believe in our dreams and start working on them.

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