The way that some people avoid pursuing their dreams could suggest that DREAM is a dirty word.
There is a lot of controversy about the meaning of dreams occurring while you sleep, so – for purposes of this blog – I will concentrate on another definition of dream. A dream can be a vision of a goal – essentially analogous to the definition of daydream.
All great accomplishments and all creative endeavors begin with a dream. Those who are unwilling to censure themselves for having dreams are the people who create opportunities for having their dreams come true.
At the same time, we must obviously recognize that not all dreams alike. While dreams don’t come with a scientific evidence-based seal of certainty, and many dreams are clearly divorced from reality while others are frankly scary, a dream can often be the basis for moving one’s life forward in a positive direction.
When you have a positive dream, the first thing to do is not to discard it but rather to have a reality check to determine whether it both fits in with your thinking process and whether it could be able to be accomplished by somebody. If it is both accomplishable and in line with your goals, then why not make yourself be the one to accomplish it. Do not take yourself out of the game because of an excuse. Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, or fear of success (that’s a real unaddressed fear that many people have) are excuses.
You may have to address your excuses through self-examination, peer support, and/or psychotherapy, but it would be worth it. Dreams that reflect your thinking and goals won’t go away without you paying the price of frustration and disappointment in yourself. That’s too high a price to pay.