Do you have a dream that you want to accomplish in life? While I believe everyone has a dream, not everyone dares to pursue it.
Most people choose to let their life slip by because they get stuck in the rat race, going through life without any meaning or purpose.
They wake up each morning for the sake of going to work, and they work because they need to pay their bills and put food on the table. Are you one of them?
On the other hand, a small portion of people chase their dreams and work on the things that they want day and night. These are the dream chasers, and they dare to do things differently to live their dreams.
13 Reasons to Pursue Your Dream Life Now
So which category are you in?
If you are someone who knows what you want and you’re working hard on it; congratulations, you will materialize your dreams eventually.
If you are someone who lives through life without knowing what you want, with no passion and without any direction, here are 13 reasons why you must pursue your dream life right now…
1. Experience Growth
People who pursue their dreams will experience growth. Imagine yourself working at the same company, in the same position, and doing the same work for 30 years. How do you feel about that?
You will feel bored and as if life is meaningless. Things will change and you need to grow from time to time to feel alive.
Look at how our mobile phones have changed in the past 20 years. Who remembers those Nokia brick phones with the snake game on them? Even the clothes you wear, the car you drive and the food you eat has changed.
Change is inevitable. And if you don’t change, you are dying. You’re either growing or you are dying.
Thus, experience growth and inject freshness into your life every day by pursuing your dreams.
2. Getting What You Want In Life
Do you want to live in a bigger house? Do you want to live in the villa by the sea? Do you want to drive a better car?
Whatever you want, you can get it as long as you dare to pursue it. The sad news is that most people don’t dare to chase for what they want.
They choose to stay in their comfort zone because they are afraid of uncertainties. They ask themselves, “What if I try and fail?”
There is no need for you to live in mediocrity my friend. You have the capability and the talent to manifest your dreams.
Will Smith once said;
“The first step is you have to say that you can.”
Trust yourself and your ability. You can get what you want in life. So start chasing your dreams.
3. Live With Passion
Why do you wake up each morning? Is it solely because you have to go to work?
Successful people wake up every morning feeling excited and motivated for their dreams. In fact, they are so driven that they can hardly sleep and they can’t even go a day without thinking about their dreams.
Conversely, people who live in mediocrity are reluctant to wake up. They choose to sleep more when they have the chance.
The reason is simple; they don’t have a dream in life. And when you don’t have a dream, you don’t have a purpose. When you don’t have a purpose, you will never live with passion.
Find out what you want to do with your life today. And from tomorrow onward, wake up with motivation and live your life with passion.
4. Have A Clear Direction
Having a dream will give you a clear direction in life. Your dream will tell you what you need to do and the direction you need to go in.
Without a dream, you will be living your life like a lost sheep following the crowd. You will become part of other people’s dreams.
People who go on to accomplish outstanding success in life are always clear with what they want. They know what they want and they work on it.
If you don’t have a dream, you will never know what to do. This is why most ordinary people spend their weekend sleeping and wasting time in front of the TV.
Successful people spend their weekend on productive things and work on their dreams. Unsuccessful people waste their weekend doing nothing and feeling bored or partying.
5. Being Extraordinary And Unique
When you have a dream, it separates you from the ordinary people. Your dream makes you special and unique.
People will look up to you when you have a great vision. Think about it, would you work for an ordinary firm, or would you rather work for a company like Google or Microsoft if you had the chance?
Most people prefer to work for a great company because they want to be part of something big and meaningful.
And this is what makes you unique and extraordinary. When you have a dream, a bold vision or a purpose bigger than yourself, people will follow you and join you, because you are special.
6. Unleash Your Potential
Another reason why you should want to pursue your dream is so that you can unleash your potential.
Do you want to live your life without unleashing your full potential? Do you want to bring the great music within you to the grave?
There is only one way to unleash your greatness within, and it is through pursuing your dream life.
When you go for what you want, you will learn to handle setbacks, hardships, failures and mistakes.
These are the things that will make you grow. And these are the things that will build your character and unleash your potential.
We often think that successful people are great because they are talented. No, this is not always the case. Successful people are great because they dare to chase their dreams and are determined to always give it their all.
7. Serve And Help Others
When you are on your journey to pursuing what you want in life, you will enrich and help others along the way.
Think about it, when Steve Jobs pursued his dream to create a smartphone without any keypad, he created value for people and he made people’s lives more convenient.
The same goes for Elon Musk. His dream was to create an electric car so that the world can become a better place by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Sam Walton created thousands of jobs while he was on his journey to building Wal-Mart into the biggest chain store in America.
Do you know why you want to pursue your dream life right now?
8. Create Positive Changes in Life
Apart from helping people along the journey, you will also create positive change in both your life and other people’s lives.
How can you change your life? By chasing for what you want. When you work on your dreams, you change your life indirectly.
Marianne Williamson has a great quote;
“Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
We are all meant to shine as children do. Therefore, chase your dream and create a positive life.
9. Give the Best to People You Love
Do you want to give the best to your lover and people you cared about? Do you want to provide a first-class education to your children and give them a better life?
You can if you work on your dreams. People who dare to dream and chase for what they want in life have a greater responsibility than people who live life just as it is.
When you are successful, you can give a better life to those you care about. You are not the only person who will benefit from the rewards of chasing your dreams; those around you will benefit too.
10. Feel the Satisfaction and Happiness
You feel happy and the most satisfied when you achieve your worthy goals.
Albert Einstein said;
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Once you reach your goals and start living your dreams, you’ll feel extremely fulfilled and happy. This is because your hard work has finally come to fruition.
On the other hand, people who do not have a dream will often feel bored in life. They feel that life is meaningless and without any purpose.
Eventually, they will end up stressed and start living their life like a zombie. Don’t let that happen to you.
11. Unforgettable Experiences and Memories
A great reason to pursue your dream life is so that you can experience fun, exciting and unforgettable moments in life.
Imagine your dream is to travel the world and to visit countries you have never been to before.
When you embark on the journey to travel the world, you will see things ordinary people will never get to see. Not only that, you will experience great moments that most people can never have.
Your dreams make your life worthwhile. Your dreams will create opportunities and bring you the best moments you have in life.
YOLO simply means “You Only Live Once.” Life is short, and so you should pursue what you want.
Seriously, you don’t want to wait until you are old and regret the things that you didn’t do, right? So do your best and chase for the dream life you have always wanted.
We’ll never be able to live life over again. Thus, whatever the dreams you have or the things that you want to do, do them right now.
Appreciate the opportunity you have right now.
13. Why Not?
What is stopping you and what is limiting you from living the life you want to live? You are more powerful than you can ever imagine. You can serve and help others along the journey.
At the same time, you can give the best to the people you love and experience an extraordinary life.
So why not pursue your dream life?
I hope these 13 reasons I mentioned above will create a spark inside you and make you feel fresh, driven and purposeful to living your dream life once again.