The Power and Problem of Dreams

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“Dream Big Son… Dream Big”

“Dream Big or Go Home”

You might have heard quotes like these quite a few times in your life. Dreams surely do have a lot of power. Dreams give us a reason to live and when you try to pursue them with all your heart and will, it becomes more than just a reason to live, it becomes your identity, your motivation, and your life. It gives you strength to fight your fears, to take risks, and to keep learning and growing. This happens, obviously, when you pursue your dreams, because yeah, I could dream all day and not even be out of my bed, forget facing my fears. But then, why dream big? Why not small? Because the bigger the dream, the greater the effort, the greater the rewards and greater the struggle. Greater the power of that dream to drive you and your will.

You knew this was coming, right? You talk about power, you cannot help but remember this dialogue.

And here is the problem with dreams. How do you not let your dream consume you? Pursuing dreams gives us the power to stretch our will and efforts. You put in efforts, and when the effort yields successful results, you get closer to your dreams and that further motivates you to put in more efforts.
Seems fair enough.
But, it is a cycle, a cycle in which the more you get involved the more you are seeking. You wish to stretch your limits further and lesser the time you have for everything else. You get so involved in pushing yourself that you forget who you are, you just want to be the hero in that dream image of your mind. You start living in the future. Your present means nothing until you have that dream.

The balance is important. How far do you wanna go?

Music, Basketball, Life, Learning. Finding my way in life, trying to pursue what I believe in.

Music, Basketball, Life, Learning. Finding my way in life, trying to pursue what I believe in.