The importance of pursuing YOUR DREAMS

“If you have a heartbeat there’s still time for your dreams”

Sean Stephenson

Ever been in that situation where you had to choose between following your dream and the actual reality? Where you wanted something, but were afraid to start in the very first place, because you were influenced by words of others like: “that profession is in extinct” or “with what money will you live if you do that job?”.  Well, dear reader, I’ve been in that situation, were I thought that skipping my dreams, in the very first place would bring me joy and recognition from others.  That hurting and sabotaging myself, just to create an image for my family and colleagues, costed me a lot and I would give everything back to start from the beginning.  

There have always been a ‘fight’ between jobs in disappearing process and those that are highly paid, and I want to mention that many young people are influenced by this categorization, included me, and stop pursuing their dreams and follow the mass. 

We live in a world where technology is advancing at a rapid pace in every department and many of us believe, that a degree in the field of engineering, can save us from future unemployment or mortgage crisis, which in my opinion is half the truth. 

Some months ago a young woman told me that she was studying mechanical engineering in order to earn more money in the future.  I told her that life isn’t always about money and she responded me back that: ‘Yeah, but I really like this field’, and I thought to myself why didn’t she just tell me in the very first place that she liked this field, but told me money was the reason?

Self-made millionaires and later billionaires never thought for a start: ‘I want to become rich’ or ’I’m working for the sake of money’, instead their motto, which I totally agree with sounds different.

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

Oprah Winfrey, business magnate

Dreams mustn’t be taken granted, only for people that are brave or that are born in rich families and can afford them, dreams must be taken like a way to develop and satisfy oneself.  When you exactly know, what you really want and are not affected in the very first place, by Fear and others Opinion, you must start finding ways to accomplish it.  It can be really difficult when you come from an economically poor family, but you should at least try.  Today, it exists many different programs like scholarships or funding’s for people in need.  Some of us don’t even apply to them, because the amount of documents and appointments are too hard to accomplish, yet who told you that following your dreams it’s an easy way out?

To chase your dreams is even a bigger responsibility, than agreeing to study ‘engineering’.  You know that if you choose your dream passage there will be so many people against you, less material goods and every result will be blamed on you and only YOU, but if you chose an X-subject influenced by others, you would constantly accuse friends/family for your results. 

We all have hidden dreams, yet only some of us are brave enough to pursue them.  Are brave enough, because they know, that whatever path they decide to take, it will be their commitment and not others.  Are brave enough to break the ‘taboo’ thoughts of people and follow their dreams, even though their journey is long and winding, because this is what makes them happy. 

Their happiness is our motivation, in believing that anything is possible if we only dedicate time and effort towards our next goal.  Don’t let decisions of others create your future, take-the-wheel in your hands and shape your own dream world.

Published by Andreea Apetri

Foreign Languages (Linguist): Romanian, German, English, Albanian Hobbys: Blogging 👩‍💻 + Badminton 🏸

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