Dreams are important but don’t lose yourself chasing your dream. I know for a fact how important it is to be able to birth that idea or gift that has been placed inside of you. Sometimes it becomes so overwhelming that you just don’t know what to do. It's like, when you look around, all you see is everyone else excelling. It appears to be that everyone else is becoming what they’ve set out to be.
This perception that you hold of other's success begins to make you think that you're falling behind, and before you know it, you start feeling lost and confused and wondering what has happened to you. What I've learned is that if you ponder in those thoughts long enough, you’ll begin to feel hopeless and in despair, and ultimately you’ll start contemplating abandoning your dreams.
Just because you see it, doesn’t mean you have to be it. Well, be it, right now that is. Everything happens for a reason, and as the Bible teaches us, there is a time and season for everything under the sun. You’ve got to Know when it’s your time to move, and when it's your time to just stand still. You can’t live another persons life, or walk another persons walk. You have to move to the beat of your own drum. You must concentrate on staying in your lane, riding your ride, and keeping your stride. Your story is yours, and your life belongs to you.
So, here’s my advice. Look at your life like you're telling us a story. You're experiences are the pages in the book and each chapter has its' own purpose and it's own meaning. Each chapter in the book are a compilation of plots with a larger story to tell. The story of your life is building up to a culminating end, but like every thing in life, there are phases and stages of growth and development that it must go through. This is the process of your life, and it's your story to tell.
Lastly, as you move forward, understand that you do have choices. You can drown in your own thoughts, sink in your words or die by destruction due to your untimely actions. Or you can climb the ladder of success by working the process, keeping the faith and never losing hope. Don’t let former one become you. This is your life, and your story to tell! Do it your way!
I'm a licensed Clinical Social worker, license to work in the State of Pennsylvania. I have over 19 years experience working in the Mental Health Field as a Child Welfare Worker, Administrator, Consultant, Educator and Clinician. I'm dedicated and committed to the work I do which includes impacting and changing lives. In my spare time I like to write poetry, watch movies, and share my thoughts through blogging.