For the most part, dreams are good. I am not talking about the kind of dreams that we all experience when we are asleep.
No, I am talking about the kind of dreams that we have as in where we want to go and what we want to do in life.
These kinds of dreams inspire us and drive us further towards bigger and better things, so how could they be bad?
It is good to take a bit of time now and again to sit back and envision yourself having already achieved the dream that you have for yourself.
This can reinvigorate you to move forward and keep doing what you need to do in order to achieve those dreams. So again, what could be bad about this?
The problem is, that after you are done dreaming and envisioning how wonderful your life will be once you do this or that or once you reach this goal you are left facing your life as it is now.
It is this let down, this smacking in the face from reality that is what you need to manage, in order to keep moving forward.
It is this let down this long stare in the mirror of what and how your life really is that can cause many of us to give up on our dreams.
We look at our life as it is now, longing for and mourning the failure (so far) to achieve that goal or dream that you had set out for yourself and cave. . . we give up, without giving it our best shot.
It is from that place of disappointment that our doubts and self-sacrificing mentalities and behaviours can get the best of us.
So to this, I say, out of experience in this area, that you need to stop this self-destruction, pull up your bootstraps, compliment yourself and keep on keeping on.
As long as you are aware of the letdown that will come after envisioning you already achieving your goals and dreams you can prepare for and deal with it.
This one last step will decide the difference between those who give up, and those who succeed.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!