PURSUE YOUR DREAMS

PURSUE YOUR DREAMS
I always say that the beauty of a dream is in the mind of the dreamer,

And taking charge of your dreams and not simply settling for a daydreamer,

Is what makes you choose to invest in them even when the odds are against you,

And gives you the strength to brace the twists and curves till you break through,

It’s never a smooth ride, but it powers you to reveal yourself to yourself,

So don’t let yourself lose the momentum at the prime of the dream itself.
People will shut you down and criticize you for being overly ambitious,
And leave you stuck to holding yourself back in the name of being cautious,

They’ll try to influence you and dissuade you from pursuing your aspirations,

Half of them because they are afraid you’ll succeed beyond their expectations,

Listen to your own heart, choose your dreams, your passion, choose your own path,

There’s something bigger than what you have, go out there and cut your own swath.
Get past that perfectly rational concern about moving beyond where you are,

Don’t follow a path charted for you by others, rise beyond the moon and star,

You’ll fail sometimes, and maybe even lose faith, and things will get hazy,

But the fight’ll be worth it whether or not everyone else thinks you’re crazy

Don’t let the society’s opinion of success deter you from building your dream,

Focus your time and effort on your dreams no matter how futile it may seem.
There’ll always be that voice in your head rattling off reasons to give up the fight,

And sometimes letting go feels like the better option, but it pays to hold on tight,

Some setbacks may turn out to be the best thing that could ever happen to you,

It’s not about the hurdles you face or have faced, do the best that you can do,

Security is an illusion; it can easily enslave even the best and the brightest,

Be grateful for what you have, but aspire to reach your goals, to be the best.

Challenge those cognitive errors of black-or-white assumptions that you hold,

Let one failure inspire your next attempt to be better and watch your world unfold,

Take those baby steps towards realizing your dream every single chance you get,

Explore your options, lay your foundations, aim higher; don’t give up yet,

Appreciate what you’ve achieved and the many times you’ve exceeded expectations,

Set your own standards of achievement and go after them, whatever the conditions.
You don’t have to win over people who only criticize you and enjoy seeing you in tears,

You do have a choice, to either engage in self-sabotage or to conquer your fears,

Allow yourself to feel the negative, to cry if you must cry, but stay positive,

It’s possible for your dreams to come true, be fearless and clear in your motive,

Stay true to yourself, fight because it’s worth it, believe because it’s worth it,

Don’t procrastinate, pursue your dreams, take risks, the victory will be worth it.

©MAINA

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