Chasing Your Dreams

This past week, I have been stressing constantly over what to post. There were so many ideas floating around in my mind, it was hard to choose from them all. But while there were so many ideas in my mind, there was only one message that was on my heart- chasing your dreams. I feel as if I didn’t complete that message in my post from last week. Last week, I had said, in short, that the graveyards are the richest places on earth because, it holds the many ideas and dreams that were never tried.

Society will tell you that your dreams are unrealistic and not practical in the real world. But, how will you know if you never tried. My old basketball coach once said, “Never be afraid to fail because, at least you tried.” People look at a challenge and imagine 1000 ways that they can fail. That’s natural. The problem is when people look at the challenge and become afraid. Don’t be of the failure, learn to love it. Because with failure, you learn from your mistakes.

On that note, I’d like to share a motivational video that gets me going when I’m down.

My Journey to Blogging (May I Introduce Myself?)

I always thought it’d be interesting to have a blog. It would allow me to talk (Lord knows I love to do that). Well, in this case write about whatever came to my mind. So, when I first signed up for this site I told myself that I’d have my first blog done within a few days. A few weeks later, it still wasn’t complete. I would push back the blogs completion every single day. I’d tell myself that I was waiting on the right time to do it. It’s not like I didn’t have the time or the inspiration, I just needed to wait on that “right time”, but why? Oddly enough, I was able to find that answer in a video clip my friend posted online. As if it was god-sent, the clip began with a man saying that there will never be a right time in your life to work towards achieving a goal, and if you wait for that perfect moment or that perfect timing, your goal will NEVER happen. You have to dig deep and create the perfect moment, time, and opportunity. The clip was inspiring to say the least.

See, it seems as if the more I waited on that “right time”, the more I talked myself out of pursuing my goals. The more I talked myself out of my aspirations the more I planted the seeds of doubt in my mind. Eventually, that doubt turned to fear. I became afraid. I was afraid of what people would think. I was afraid of failure. I was afraid that my real goal, the goal to keep someone’s spirits high by keeping them entertained, to help someone, or to even just make them think, would go unnoticed…

But now, I can’t be afraid. Because if I allow fear to dictate my life, then I won’t be able to accomplish anything. So here is me writing my first blog. For those of you who have yet to see my about me page, I’ll do my best to sum it up here. I’m a freshman in college. I’m a chemistry major that loves to write. And, I’ve got a lot to talk about. Before I go though, there’s two things I’d like to do.

One, I’d like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from a motivational speaker named Les Brown. This is for those of you, who like me, have so many dreams, but sometimes allow yourself to become your own worst enemy. Here’s what he says: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all of the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take the first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” Two, I’d like to ask everyone two questions. What has held you back from pursuing or achieving your goal? And, if you to die today, what ideas and what aspirations would die with you?

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed.