Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Making Dreams Come True

This is something I haven't ever written about. It's something that I'm entirely unqualified to write about. But I've been thinking lately, and my situation went from bad to worse, and now it's looking better. I want to talk today about making your dreams come true. There's no magic spell, there's no secret formula, but here's my two cent on the matter.

In life, there are two types of people. People who go for it, I mean really go for it. And people who don't. People who wish, people who pray, people who dream. Dreamers and doers. I used to be a dreamer, but over the last week or two, I've really gotten my ass into gear. I was faced not so many days ago with a choice. A choice that would make or break me, finally cripple me financially, or, make my dreams come true. I decided to give everything I had into my dream. I am a doer.
Some people hope for their dreams to land in their lap and everything will be swell, but unfortunately life ins't like that. Life is cruel and wicked and sick and twisted. About a month ago, I was homeless. But then I managed to get back into my family home by biting down my pride and admitting to something I haven't done. By doing that, I found somewhere to live. A week after that, I was determined to make enough money to live decently. And I did just that. A week of aggressive social media marketing and I made enough money to be comfortable with my situation, be able to go out and have a fabulous time with my boyfriend, and buy some things I desperately needed. And the other day I was faced with a question -- give up EVERY last bit of money I had saved, and hold onto my dream like a dog with a bone, or keep that money for materialistic things. You know what I did, don't you? I gave up my money. I had to quit smoking. I had to quit drinking. And I had to work my ass off every single day by pushing commissions, pushing myself with my writing and making sure I'd have more material published this month which would help me.
If you want something, you have to get it. Bruce Forsythe died the other day -- it destroyed me. He is one of the main forces in my life that said to just go for it. You see motivational videos all the time of people going from drug addiction and homelessness to stardom -- but those people didn't reach that level of fame and fortune without working for it. A song I listen to when I feel as though I made a mistake is 'Aeroplanes part II' by BOB, Skylar Grey and Eminem. That's a fantastic song in my opinion, and it's a song that makes me think yes, I made a good choice.
So, what I meant to get at, is that you need to give everything and be prepared to lose everything in order to make your dreams come true. You want to be a famous actor? You need to be prepared for major ballache in the industry, and be prepared to lose everything you have. You want to be a famous author? You need to be prepared for a major setback at every turn, you need to be prepared to have thousands of hours of working equate to earning maybe $10 after you publish.

Life isn't easy. Life isn't fun. But if you're prepared to jump off the edge and make that final decision to give your everything to your dream, it just might pay off. But you'll never know until you try it.

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