Stop Hesitating

I think everyone has dreams. Even if they are hidden deep in the mind somewhere, they are there. Dreams may actually appear in a person’s dreams. To enable these dreams one might need motivation, to push through fear of failure. On the other hand, accomplishing dreams might seem so unbelievable that one won’t even try to accomplish them. Perhaps this person is using good logic for not doing so. I dream of traveling and exploring each planet and discovering the unknown planets. Sadly, I have to logically accept I will not be accomplishing those dreams, save for through my imagination and writing stories.

Traveling the world and exploring pristine land and learning about diverse cultures, in addition to writing as many good novels as I can, is my dream.  This is the way I appreciate my life. I am going to make the most of it. If a person wants to do something, then I think the worst thing she or he can do is not do, not try. I will avoid using the “I may not” phrase, but the least I can do is make the effort to achieving my dreams.

I am a high school drop out who earned his diploma by taking the GRE examination. I was told earning any type of undergraduate, or moreover, graduate was for really smart people. The people who told me this made it sound as if these smart people were some type of Jedi knights and since I’m no Jedi knight (that I know of) there was no chance of accomplishing academics or any type of high achievement. Back in 2004, I thought I’d be stuck working as a Houseman at a hotel. Fear held me back from going after any higher goals. I thought about them, but hesitated to act. Then one day I got myself fired. Not a smart move, obviously. But it resulted with me going to college for my degree in nutrition sciences, landing a job as a tutor, and another one in a book store. Things were looking up again. I became more motivated as I climbed further up through dark clouds. The dark clouds being risk and hint of uncertainty. I think these feelings come natural. The key for me was and is to push through them. There is a clear sky on the other end.

After earning my Associates in Liberal Arts degree, I was ingenious and on top of my throne. Not even close. I went on to earn my bachelor’s in nutrition. Going into employment as a nutrition educator for Women Infants and Children was a enlightening experience. Still, I wanted to climb up through darker clouds. On the other side was an internship and graduate school. So, I survived an internship and graduate school. Only later did I realize how much I truly love reading and writing. I wrote my first manuscript. Then I decided to respect helping others enjoy reading and writing, so I earned a Masters in English Literature. I ran two half marathons. Never before 2004 did I see myself achieving these goals.

Each person owns his or her dreams. I own my dreams. Knowing this, I can take responsibility in not giving up on them because they are a part of me. I still have a lot of eye-opening  dreaming left to do.

Here is some motivation:

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” – Oscar Wilde

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly” – Langston Hughes

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure”-Paulo Coelho

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