Aim For The Impossible/ Motivation Monday #4

When you were a kid, what was your dream? Did you want to be an astronaut, maybe a police officer, or perhaps a rock-star? Well, certainly there were no limits to your dreams. Your family backed you up and told you, you can be anything you want. It was good that way.

However, something happened as time passed and you got older. All of a sudden, people told you, you should not aim for impossible goals. The people around you said, you should look for security and stability in your career, your relationships, basically in your whole life. It might have been your teachers, your coaches, your friends, maybe even your family.

Do not get me wrong. Stability and security is great. But do you have to give yuo your dreams for that?

Why would they tell you this? Why not go for the impossible? Obviously, it is too risky- so they say. You might loose everything- they say. You should aim for a mediocre job and a mediocre relationship as long as it is safe.

NO

Why shouldn’t you aim for the top? Why shouldn’t you become an astronaut? Why should you do as they say? Is there a law that everybody has to obey that says you should aim for security instead of happiness. No there is not.

Do not lie to yourself about your dreams. They exist for a reason.

How great do you feel if you succeed in a little step in life. Imagine you do the same thing throughout your whole life. Imagine you wake up every morning, happy about who you are and looking forward to the opportunities that enable you to live your dream life.

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What if you fail? Three things I tell you about failing.

#1 You can just start over or start something else. That means if you cannot reach your dream, you can still go back to do something most of the people do. Work in a job that somewhat satisfies them.

#2 Even if you fail, you can say that you gave your all and you regret nothing. I am telling you, it is way better than wondering what could have been…

#3 You do not fail if you get knocked down. You fail if you stay down. That means, as long as you get back up, you can never fail.

Take The Path Less Traveled

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Think about it. Everybody is aiming for mediocre. Everybody is aiming for sub-par. That means there are more people in this direction which will make it harder to reach mediocrity. Instead, aim for the top. There are only a few people aiming for their dreams which means, there are only a few people on the way you are traveling. This makes it easier to reach your dream.

At The End

With this post, I only want to say that you can go for anything you want. Even though other people might tell you not to do so. Do not compromise when it comes to your happiness. You deserve it.

Thank you for reading 🙂

E

 

 

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Being Too Nice

Can You Really Be Too Nice?

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Is there such a thing like being too nice? Isn’t it important to be nice to the people around you? My parents used to tell me, be nice and respectful to others, so they do the same to you. Is that all true?

Many people tell me I am a “nice kid”. There might very well be truth behind that. When people are asking me to do something for them, I often do so. I do not talk back very often and consequently, I do not argue with other people that much. When it comes to anger, I never really burst out and show my emotions. I keep it to myself, what can be really bothersome over time.

What Is In For You?

All people see from me is a hard working, helpful, quiet, happy, nice man. At least that is what people describe me as. Is it fulfilling to live this way? What personal goals are you going to reach if you do things for other people, keep agreeing with them, and do not try to change the current status quo?

You see where this is going right? If you are telling me you do not want to complain and not behaving positive is toxic, I totally understand where you are coming from. For my whole life, I worked it silence without raising my voice. However, I am starting to learn that there is a difference between complaining and standing up for your pride and your principles. 

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Why You Should Be More Egoistic.

Think about it! The greatest achievers in the world challenged the status quo. Christopher Columbus challenged the belief that the world is a plate. He was egoistic about his thought and did not care what the whole world said. At the end, he discovered a new continent.

Michael Jordan challenged the belief that he could not play basketball in high school. He only wanted to what he loves. Now he is considered the best basketball player of all time.

Just to name two great achievers.

They also knew, that there was no progress without conflict. If you believe you have a better way than the current one, you have to have confidence and raise your voice to help yourself and the people around you. Whether you are right or wrong does not matter. It is all about the will to change something for the better.

Lastly, I want to say that helping someone else is a noble gesture. There is nothing wrong with it but think about what your priorities are. Whose life are you living? What I am trying to say is, if you keep helping someone else, you might start living someone else’s life, someones else’s dream. Of course I help the person that struggles to carry heavy stuff, or if someone dropped something I help the person pick it up. That is a no-brainer for me. But I do not want anybody else to use me for his or her goals.

Thank You For Reading

This post goes out to everyone who can identify himself or herself with this post. Moreover, this is a note to myself. I am the one who is not raising his voice enough. I want to go far as an athlete and as a human being. Keeping it the way it is and constantly helping others, putting myself last, does not help me get where I want to be.

That is why:

  • I want to stand up for what I am saying
  • I want to put myself first
  • I want to live my own life
  • I want to argue if someone threatens my pride
  • I want to be courageous

At The End

At the end, I am trying to be nice and helpful, especially to the people that I value more than anything.  I will still stand up for what I am saying though. At the end, it is my life that I am living.

When it comes to people that disagree with for what I am standing for, I will learn to stand even taller. This way I can protect my pride and go my own way first. If I can help you on the way, I will do so. Remember though, without no conflict, you never have progress.

This way, I hope I can find people that I can reach every goal with.

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Thank you for reading.

E