Our dreams come true when we are true to them — Julia Cameron
6 Essential Ingredients for a Successful Creative Life
Srinivas Rao

It’s just like how it’s stated that we need to be true to ourselves all the time:

Analyzing Self Care In Reality:

You can’t be hard on yourself no mater what happens. Regardless of who you think you are and what others think you are, still be who you want to be. And don’t let the hard times in life and the haters bring you down. You are who you are. Don’t give in to that pressure, you are not their prisoner or victim. You are much more than that!

See, growing up alright. I always felt like I had to be the best at everything. Cuz I just didn’t think I was good enough. And maybe if I was gonna at something, that I’d get recognition from that. But I quickly found out that, I wasn’t gonna get the recognition that I wanted or that I needed because people aren’t perfect. And by not being perfect, you can sometimes disappoint people. And with God it’s like: he’s perfect and he never disappoints. I just get my recognition from him. And give him recognition.” – Justin Bieber

Self Knowledge And Doing The Right Thing

But when it comes to your dreams, no matter how long it takes to achieve them, whether it’s 6 months or 6 years, don’t give up. Don’t give in to those that convince you to throw them away. They are just trying to bring you down because they see something great in you. And they want to ruin it. We won’t be able to understand why they like hurting people like that but one day they will come to a day when they see how they should’ve done something more useful, productive and life-altering in a direction that they should focus on in their life rather than hurting people like that. But thinking back to ignoring what they say and focusing on achieving our dreams: a good portion of it is being true to yourself.

Thinking Things All Through

Ask yourself this question: Is this dream mine or someone else’s? In many movies, we’ve seen how someone is working their hardest to work towards their dream but near the end, they come to realize that they aren’t achieving “their” dream. They are achieving their parents’ dream. That’s a scene from the movie: A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff. Where Austin (Chad Michael Murray) is trying his best to get a football scholarship but really and honestly he doesn’t want to. After going through everything with Sam (Hilary Duff), in the end he ends up giving his spot to his best friend in the game while he finds Sam and…kisses her, then it starts raining. And finally, you see them in Sam’s car that she owns with Austin beside her with her license plate: Princeton on it. For absolutely everything (from all I can think that includes) you have to take enough time to analyze, brainstorm, plan until you see what option or decision is best for you. And only you.

“I don’t know if this is wrong because someone else is telling me that it’s wrong. But I feel this, so let me just try my best not to let this happen again. We weren’t necessarily put in the best position to make the best decisions. You can’t be hard on yourself. These are the cards that you were given. So you have to understand like these…that’s not who you are. You know your trying to be the best that you can be. But that’s all you can do. If you don’t give it all you got, your only cheating yourself. Give it all you got. But if it ends up happening, it ends up happening. That’s what’s happening with me. It’s like I don’t give it all I got. Sometimes I’m weak and I’m gonna do it. And it’s like I’m not giving myself grace. I’m just understanding that’s just how it is.” – Justin Bieber
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