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Are You Pursuing Your Dreams?

Are You Pursuing Your Dreams?

Jeet Banerjee shares his insight into the importance of pursuing your own dreams instead of someone else’s.

We all have the ability to live life on our terms, but yet many of us don’t realize this till it’s too late. What would you do if you had one day to live? Would you pursue your dreams and do all the things you haven’t done yet?

But, why wait till the last day of your life to do what you love?

Don’t wait. If you want to pursue your dreams, there is no better time to start than right now. We do not have anything to fear, but fear itself.

Our surroundings, circumstances, and society tell us exactly what we must do, who we must become, and why we must act a certain way. But why? Why do so many people fall prey to this lifestyle?

I’m here to tell you today that you can escape this lifestyle and it’s a lot easier than you think. If you don’t like it, change it.

Don’t live the dream. Live YOUR dream. Do what you love and follow your passions. Whether it’s a hobby or a career, do what keeps you smiling at the end of the day.

We aren’t scared of heights; we’re scared of the fall. When pursuing our dreams, failure isn’t an option. Failure only becomes an option when you give up and decide against doing what you love.

Failure is something everyone deals with, even the greatest people in the world. However, failure does not define you or your dreams. It’s simply an event, something that takes place at a certain time on a specific day. As long as you get back up and try again with the same enthusiasm as before, you will never fail.

What are you going to be remembered for if you left the world today? Would you be proud of yourself? Would your name be remembered for years to come? …Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Jeet is a 20 year old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant, author, blogger, and public speaker.

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8:44PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

What if you only have nightmares?

10:34AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thank you Inspireme today.com, for Sharing this!

4:10AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

It's a source of happiness

6:48PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

do what you like, smile and be happy faster you can... you deserve be happy.

4:51PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

I disliked what a therapist told me back in the 1970s when I shared with him my angst about a missed opportunity...the Universe answered the dream I had at the time and placed me in the right situation, but not without a lot of effort and daring on my part. Then I met "the one" who could have brought me straight to the dream. He was in the same circumstance as me and with the same needs...and the same dream.

My therapist said, 'You weren't ready for it.' When you stop to think about it that was a dumb and ignorant response. No one is ready for anything...so you do it anyway and THEN you are ready. No one is going to be 'ready' if they sit around the house 'waiting to be ready'. If you saw 'Under the Tuscan Sun' you would recall the young woman who told her best friend, the main character: "Ever meet one of those people who you know came to a crossroads in their life and then did not take the road to their dreams? You see an empty shell of a person and you want to shake them and ask them, 'what happened to you?' They decided to not take that road or that they weren't 'ready' ".

Did Christopher McCandless decide he was ready to go "Into the Wild"? He just up and did it. He never looked back either...although the movie had a 'nice touch' at the end (he returns to his parents and we see him hugging them)...which did not actually happen. If you are interested in Alaska, the Stampede Trail is a must-see/do adventure. And you might get to see that big yellow sc

5:51PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

love the definition of "failure" in this article: an event that takes place at a certain time and date, but it shouldn't colour/define the end of your dreams, which tends to be the case when people give up on their own dreams. You just have to recognize the situation for what it is, but then pick up and move on, as does life.

also, I agree completely with Amy F.: Yes, money is important but it's not just about that; it's about being happy :) Nobody says you have to do it all in one big leap; i'm trying to escape from society's expectations of what i "should" be doing and slowly, taking it one step at a time, find out what it is that i love and pursue the voice of my heart. Here's to wishing others the ability to do the same. Pursue your dreams

8:36AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

I didn't follow my dream. Now it is too late for me. I tell my daughter to pursue her dreams and not to let anyone talk her into doing something she doesn't want to do. There are people in my family who keep telling her that she won't be able to get a good job doing what she loves. It isn't about the money. It is about being happy and at least being able to pay her bills and living comfortably. I am where I am most likely from being horribly depressed from one awful job after another.

4:31PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

There is that place where just getting through each day and surviving all the stress and hardship are so overwhelming...one is just pursuing getting through the day. I can barely remember my dreams anymore.

3:36PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

responsibility demands sacrifice :

8:45AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

good reminder

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