The world is full of people overcoming difficult situations and achieving success in the face of unimaginable odds. Entrepreneurs that had no money, musicians that were rejected, actors who delivered flops and then rose from the ashes like phoenix, painters, athletes–you get the drift. People who had no means to succeed–the means that we take for granted–have managed to scale mountains that lesser mortals can only dream of.
We are all unique in our own exquisite ways. Some of us want to write, some itch to dance, some want to build, some just dream of packing up and travelling. However, our reality is being stuck in a daily routine that does not leave us with much time to pursue our dreams. Many accept their fate, often venting steady doses of cribs on social media. But a few of us give it our all to desperately wriggle out of drudgery’s death grip.
So, what is it that sets the two apart–people who chase their dreams and those who let go?
Psychologist and hypnotherapist Tishya Mahindru Shahani says, “People are usually torn between dreams and their immediate materialistic desires. While regular jobs offer instant gratification, chasing a dream requires patience and discipline. Those who do not have the patience find themselves stuck in monotonous jobs and getting immediate results, but losing themselves and their dreams in the long run.”
What will people say? This question has killed more dreams than anything else.