Why can’t I achieve my dreams?
Today, at my morning workout, I was sadly thinking about how I made the wrong choices over and over again. One of them is the major I chose in college: International Marketing. I am so grateful to my parents and to life for giving me the resources and tools that I needed to graduate and get a bachelor’s degree. However, if I am true to myself, I want to become a spiritual life coach blogger and youtuber. That is my dream that I’m struggling with. I have also taken a couple of courses like a course on angel readings, Reiki 1, and Reiki 2. I want to star applying this knowledge to illuminate the life of people I can reach. That is my true calling.
Anyway, getting back to the topic of this post, I am going to write why sometimes achieving our dreams seems so difficult.
- Fear. Fear is part of our nature as human beings. Fear is a good passenger as it protects us, but it is a terrible driver. Be aware of your fears and don’t let them rule your life. We usually have fear of failure. However, more often than we know, we also fear success (I declare myself guilty of this).
- Self-Sabotage. Yes, there could be plenty of obstacles in the way like lack of money, lack of motivation, lack of time, or energy. But if you think about it, another obstacle to overcome is yourself. That is a scary realization because you cannot run from yourself. Be aware of this and don’t let yourself be another obstacle.
- Pride. This word is the opposite of one of my favorite words, which is humility. Naturally, as human beings, we want instant gratification for our work, either emotional or economical. But if we really want to achieve our dreams and make a real contribution to the world we can’t afford to waste resources on pride. Important things take time and effort. What we need to focus on is on helping people, giving real value to their lives, always keeping ourselves humble, and using recognition only as a measurement tool to tell us that what we are doing is really working.
- Not being consistent. This means not doing at least small things every day to making things happen. You have to wake up every day and schedule your day to work on your dreams. “Don’t wish for it. Work for it” And take small steps every day.
- Not following the true calling of your soul. This point is very clear, however it is not always easy to follow the calling of your soul, what really make us happy and give us energy and vitality. This happens so often because what we think society, family, friends, etc, want us to be. In order to avoid this we need to make ourselves conscious of our true nature, temper, character, talents, skills and values.
What else do you think are factors stopping us from achieving our dreams? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comment section.
Thank you so much for reading. Peace. Love. Freedom.