Why You Should Pursue Your Dream

Pursuing a dream is hard. It takes commitment and long hours of pouring yourself into your goals. Pursuing a dream that leads you to a road rarely traveled is even harder. Along with your own self doubts and fears, there are the outsiders who will remind you of how unrealistic and far fetched your dreams are. Maybe you want to travel the world, or write a book. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of starting a band or opening up your own shop. Whatever it is you want to do, it lights a spark in you like nothing else.

If it takes so much of your heart and soul to take the road less traveled, without any guarantee of success, why do it?

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It Makes You Happy

Sometimes we forget about the things that truly make us happy. Life is like that. It can get so hectic and demanding that we push aside what we want. For the longest time I was so afraid of disappointing my parents by travelling instead of settling down that I started to do things for them. I looked for more serious work positions and put my dreams of traveling aside. It made me miserable, and only recently did I decide I was going to follow my heart, wherever it took me. If there’s something you love to do, be thankful that you know what that something is and follow it with everything you have!

Your Dream Gives You Purpose

When you imagine pursuing your dream and making it a reality, you feel a sense of purpose. It’s an idea your mind constantly travels back to and explores. It opens up an entirely new world of chances that awaken something in you that most things cannot reach.  People may think it’s crazy and completely unrealistic but if your dream speaks to you, it’s your job to listen. If it’s something you can see yourself putting your whole heart and self into, it’s worth giving it a chance.

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It Goes Against What You Know

From a young age, we’re given the recipe to a happy life. We go to school, graduate, get a career, and settle down. We’re told to sacrifice ourselves while we’re young so that we can be secure and happy when we grow into adults. For some, this may be their path and it may bring them happiness in their lives- which is great! But what if that’s not the path you see yourself taking? If your path goes against everything you know- don’t fight it. It’s a sign that’s just for you. It may go against everything you’ve been taught to follow, but not everyone is meant to follow the same straight and narrow path.

You’re Afraid

Believe it or not, this is a good thing. It’s great, actually! When you’re passionate about something, you fear failure, not being good enough, and making mistakes. You’re afraid because you’re protective of what you love, and you want to thrive in your passions. Making mistakes and facing rejection are all part of the journey. Granted, they’re the not so pleasant stops on the trip, but it makes reaching the final destination that much sweeter. Don’t let your fears stop you from getting out there and getting messy. It’s better to be afraid and jump anyway than wonder, what if?

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It’s Not About Success

In the end, it really isn’t about being successful.  The more you focus on success, the more prone you become to losing yourself in the pursuit. Stay true to yourself and to who you are. Don’t worry about if people will like your ideas or agree with what you’re doing. Not all of them will, and that’s okay. Don’t tweak or change your path in hopes that you will gain more acceptance. With every small alteration, you lose a piece of yourself in the process. People like what’s real and authentic. It’s scary to be completely open and vulnerable, but it’s also something we need more of for that very reason. Believe in what you’re doing wholeheartedly for you. The rest will follow.

What’s your dream? Have you ever been to afraid to follow what you wanted to do? I’d love to hear about your experiences and stories!

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  • HERRENDEZVOUS

    Lovely post, really inspiring! X

    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you!

  • amelia may

    This a truly amazing and encouraging post. It’s so easy to fall into trap of doing what others expect and want for your life. Keeping the dreams alive, holding on to them, and going for them is the path to happiness. I’ve always been encouraged to follow mine, but feared other people would not take kindly to me to for it. I feared they’d think me fanciful! I’m glad I listened to those who believed in me. I am loving your blog. Xxx

    Best wishes –

    Keep Calm and start writing –
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      It really is, I’m so glad you listened to yourself and those who support you it’s such a brave thing to do! Thank you Amelia you’re too kind! xo

  • This is such an inspirational and encouraging post. Thank you and well done! Following dreams is hard and requires a lot of work but it is so worth it 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      Aw thanks Leta, I’m glad you liked the post love. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  • This is such an inspirational post and very well written too. I think we are all afraid of stepping out of our comfort zone but once we do, there’s no holding us back.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Diana Maria

      Thanks Shireen, it’s definitely all about taking that first step! xo

  • Thanks for such an inspirational post! Keep the spirit high! 🙂

    x
    Kat | Nested Thoughts

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kat!

  • What an inspiring post! Pursuing our dream is definitely a huge challenge for all of us, it tests our abilities.. our everything, us. All we need is genuine determination to be able to do it and pursue it. I love this post. Let’s pursue our dreams, shall we? Yayy!

    Love, Fads
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    • Diana Maria

      I’m so glad you found it inspiring, Thanks Fads. Let’s definitely do it! xo

  • These photos are so beautiful!

    The Bookworm Beauty

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Ashley!

  • Such a lovely inspiring post! I always wanted to study English at university but ended up doing Law instead because of the career prospects. I really regretted it and ended up dropping out. I now study English and am so happy. Now I just do whatever makes me happy and excited about life xx

    http://www.emmakatehall.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      Good for you for following what you love! I majored in English as well and absolutely loved it, I’m sure you will too! 🙂 xo

  • Love this, I agree with it all!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Katherine!

  • Aw love this post. Such beautiful photos and a really inspiring message. A little bit of fear is so good for the soul, amen!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love! Amen to that! xo

  • Isabel Robertson

    Absolutely loved reading this post! Pursuing your dream can be difficult but so worth it!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Bella 🙂

  • This post is amazing!!
    I only found your blog today but I’m already in love!!
    Following you 😀
    Thanks for the great inspiration
    Kisses
    xx

    http://www.thathappymess.com

    • Diana Maria

      Aw thank you Patricia! I’ll definitely be checking your blog out too, so glad you enjoyed the post! xo

  • I absolutely love this post and your blog, and I agree with every single point. I especially resonate with the fact that following your dreams is not about success. Usually success will follow if you’re doing something you love!

    xx Imogen
    http://www.faux-silk.com

    • Diana Maria

      I think so too, doing what you love is the most important thing. Thanks so much Imogen! 🙂

  • I’ve been planning on a mini trip to Berlin on my own for a while now. Everyone keeps telling me I’m crazy haha, but I want to do it anyway.

    Elizabeth
    19 by Chance | 1415

    • Diana Maria

      That would be such a wonderful trip, I hope you get to do it one day Elizabeth!

  • I’m definitely a dreamer, so this post is like everything that makes me happy!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Hale, keep on dreaming xo

  • Totally agree on the success point, I get so scared of doing things because I’m worried about failing. Also the section on going against what we’re taught is so true, we’re brought up to be homemakers and to settle but is that what we really want!?
    Kate || http://www.katerattley.com

    • Diana Maria

      I couldn’t agree more, I’m glad you think so too Kate! 🙂

  • I love this post! Its so important to pursue your dreams no matter what it is!!

    Darriyan xo

    http://www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      Thanks Darriyan! xo

  • missgetaway

    Such a beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing. It’s so easy to lose your goals and just do what everyone else is doing. Thanks for reminding me that my dreams are worth pursuing!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kerstin, I’m happy you found some inspiration in this post! xx

  • This is such a beautiful post. A perfect light-hearted read for a Sunday!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Danielle!

  • Kate

    Happy Wednesday! Couldn’t agree more with these thoughts. Thanks for sharing!
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kate, glad you enjoyed the read! 🙂

  • I related so so much to this post Diana, everything you wrote I wholeheartedly agreed with. Being happy isn’t do what you think you should be doing or what other people say, it’s what’s inside of you. Last year I had a dream to create films and start my own videography business, one year later I quit my day time to pursue this full time. It’s hard work but I love it!

    Thanks for sharing this post 🙂

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much Hanh! That’s so inspiring that you decided to pursue your dream and creative passion, I love that! I think it’s worth doing what you love regardless how hard it is, so good for you for being so brave. Have a wonderful week Hanh xx

  • Yes! My dream is to publish books. I’m working on it! Blogging helps, since I write all the time. 🙂