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why it is important to follow your dreams.

Updated on December 15, 2010

"When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been."
--Patch Adams

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
--James Allen

"I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth--if this; dream a great dream."
--John A. Appleman

Because your life is important.

Here is the first reason why it's a good thing to follow your dreams. It is because your life is special. You are a unique person with unique gifts. No one else in the world is like you. I want you to look in the mirror and realize that you and an important part of this world's history, whether you make the history books or not.

Millions of people wake up everyday already defeated. They have told themselves years ago, "I'm nobody special, I don't mean anything to anyone, The world will do fine without me, etc."

You see, defeated people are only defeated because they let themselves be. They stopped believing that they can be somebody important and started losing faith in themselves.

Here's a fact....You may never be someone famous. Let that sink in now. You may never be someone that thousands and thousands of people know about. That doesn't mean that you are any less special and unique. You still have an original purpose in this world. I know you mean everything to the people around you, and you are counted on to be able to be an inspiration to others.

So don't defeat yourself today. Wake up and tell yourself that today you will be the best of a person you can possible be. Whatever person that might be to you.

"Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams."
--Joyce Brothers

"There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream--whatever that dream might be."
--Pearl S. Buck

"Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations."
--Ralph Charell

Because you CAN

This is another reason why it's important to follow your dreams.

For whatever God Given reason in this life, we are able to make true what we want to be true. We can think of something we want, visualize it, and make it possible. Some may call it the law of attraction, I like to think of it as human will.

Humans are capable of incredible talents and skills with the right enough will and determination. I mean, think of all the awesome things we have created. We have come a long way from the common wheel.

We have phones that connect to an internet without chords and cables. We have devices that capture moments in life in the form of pictures. Just stop to think about the many inventions we have and how it works. Some things you can't even begin to wrap your head around the first step of it's process.

So for us to say that we can't be a certain person we want to be, or do a certain thing we want to do would be ridiculous.

It all just starts with a simple spark of interest. Then it rolls over to a curiosity, then it turns into a practice, then it turns into an education, then it evolves into a way of life.

"I learned that there were two ways I could live my life: following my dreams or doing something else. Dreams aren't a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. When I dream, I believe I am rehearsing my future."
--David Copperfield

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
--Leonard da Vinci

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
--Walt Disney

Because there are people that love you.

This could probably be the greatest reason of all.

There are people around you right now that love you, depend on you, care for you, are scared for you, and/or look up to you.

You owe it to them in the most unselfish way, to be someone they can be proud of. Don't waste your life away, make something of it. Be the person You want to become, and show everyone around you, it's not as hard as they think it is.

Maybe you have kids, a girlfiend, a boyfriend, a mom, a dad, a brother, a sister, a friend, that would love to see you be truly happy with your life. Do you and their self a favor and work towards that. Start setting personal goals that you want to accomplish.

All in all. Be the best you can be. Start thinking about what it is about life that really brings you to life. Then when you have that figured out, start living it.


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    • Samantha Dily profile image

      Samantha Dily 6 years ago

      (: i am speechless I love your hub!!

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      TJ Hooper 7 years ago from dublin Ga

      Thank you. I appreciate your comment Linda. I don't like to consider myself wise...I Just take life a little more seriously than my peers.

    • Linda Winterton profile image

      Linda Winterton 7 years ago from Midland, On. Canada

      If only everyone was so wise at 22.