Monday, December 28, 2009

Go ahead and tell me my dreams are unrealistic; I'll tell you yours aren't big enough.



I have always been a dreamer. I want and dream about so much, it's hard to sort between reality and the imagined. One day, I hope to turn the imagined into reality, and nobody will tell me otherwise. My dreams have been laughed at, talked about, and shot down. But why? Why can't I dream? Why can't I set huge, seemingly impossible goals for myself? What's wrong with staying optimistic and telling myself that someday, I will achieve these goals? Most, I probably will never obtain. Some, I'm working on right now. But just because I may not ever reach these goals doesn't mean that I can't still try.

I know that I say to live for the moment, and I mean every word of that, but sometimes, I think about the future and feel that it's okay to dream, to also live for the future. Without a life's purpose, without something to look forward to living for, nobody would search for further contentment. Yes, live for the moment, but don't let that moment's satisfaction stop you from searching for a lifetime's satisfaction.


Something I wrote today while I was day-dreaming:

"Because I tend to think things through before acting upon them, I tend to get left behind as others move forward, looking for something or someone who will satisfy their happiness at that moment. That momentary satisfaction is not enough to fill their hunger for bigger and better things; that's why I continue to choose to wait for that someone or something that will satisfy me not only for the moment, but for a lifetime."

I live by this. I used to just take life by the reins and hold on tight. As I've gotten older, and learned from my mistakes, I've also learned that the future is just as important as the present. 

Advice of the day: Never live in the past, for it is impossible to change it, but live in the present and the future, for these are the times that will guide you on your way through life.


Song of the day: Stacie Orrico "(There's Gotta Be) More To Life"

10 comments:

Tina said...

The past is a different country. Absolutely dream of everything you want and don't let anyone tell you its impossible, but set small goals on the way to the big one and let each one make you happy. Remember Robert Louis Stephenson said
'Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.' Enjoy the journey!

Armando said...

And now I'm a little older than you and I can tell you one thing that some somebody told me once it is good to leave things in the past as long as you use the experience to learn from the past and apply them for the present. Also there is not any type of limitations for your dreams. as long as you have your feet on the ground.
And as time passed by, you will get wiser and smarter and when the time comes you will find that someone that you're looking for.
like Tina say it enjoyed the journey. Blessings to you sincerely Armando.

protowork annie said...

No dream, no hope! Even though it is unrealistic or difficult to achieve.

Chester said...

Never stop dreaming!

Seriously, never stop, even if the end result seems impossible, falling short of the impossible is not a bad thing, it'll just show how far you managed to get, which could be a very long way!

Hmmm, I think I may have confused myself with that one!

kyky86 said...

I think its sad that people are always trying to tell people not to dream. What is wrong with dreaming? Without dreams nothing would happen. Keep your dreaming on and never let anyone take that away. Also make sure your dreams don't get in the way of reality dreams are a positive things but sometimes hinder you from seeing the great reality in front of your eyes.

Dayne Gingrich said...

Great post... we have A LOT in common!

No past (unless learning from)
No future (unless striving for)
Always NOW NOW NOW!

Exasperated Youth said...

I like dreaming :). Actually wrote a post about one of these dreams, which is somewhat unlikely to be fulfilled despite the ease with which I reckon I could accomplish it :/
http://ithinkthisstuff.blogspot.com/2010/01/secret-desires.html
There's a link if anyone's interested.
I think those are the ones that sting the most though. The dreams that you lack neither the capacity nor the ability to fulfill, but that are taken from you by something else, be it a parent's expectations (cliché), or a drive to accomplish something lasting and more "important".

Hans said...

Why is Chuck Croll abusing Blogger Help Forum forum – allowing molestation, libel, and child pornography?
 
 
The pedophile stalker is roaming Blogger Help Forum for more than a week now, and moderator „nitecruzr“ alias Chuck Croll is still into his Bruno L. schtick, against better knowledge, see here:
 
http://rabhines.blogspot.com
 
Croll knows the avatars of the stalker and impersonator. He has read L’s alert blog and knows that L. is molested by this anonymous pervert since three years. He knows that the pedophile stalker has an avatar here under „NikolaiDersauger“, i.e. NikolaitheCocksucker in German. Further, he knows that the pervert is posting messages under „DerSaugerNikolai“ at YouTube, see this screenshot:
 
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4192/nthecocksucker.jpg/
 
or directly at Youtube:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB9mMABRM0c/
 
(though Youtube will delete the messages today, as every day for three years)
 
And still Croll doesn’t see fit to take action? It’s the easiest thing in the world to compare IPs, but Croll and his colleagues simply do nothing – more, they do delete all legitimate questions by other, long-time members of this forum.

All members of this forum have to endure this chaos because the moderators agree with impersonation, libel, and child pornography?

The avatars of the stalker:
ChrismopRichbroom
BrewLeicht
BoohooBrew
MarcMyers
KarstenGulden
Rastapunky
NikolaiDersauger
CarlosCumpleanos
DaveBerson
Pilshaw
FDumez
MajorKoslov
TimNiland

James Canady said...

"Because I tend to think things through before acting upon them, I tend to get left behind as others move forward, looking for something or someone who will satisfy their happiness at that moment. That momentary satisfaction is not enough to fill their hunger for bigger and better things; that's why I continue to choose to wait for that someone or something that will satisfy me not only for the moment, but for a lifetime.
I live by this."

That makes two of us.
And you worded it perfectly.

Bren said...

Never stop dreaming! Dreams are the reason why 80 year olds graduate from college, why new inventions are created, why new companies are started. If people didn't have goals, dreams, aspirations there wouldn't be any progress. Great Post! :)

 
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