3 Ways Chasing A Dream Changes Your Life

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You will live on adrenaline, hope and faith. You will get lost, go the wrong way, and make many U-turns. You will meet amazing people, and if you are fortunate, a few will become friends. You will be scared and empowered at the same time. You will find you can’t trust many people, but that you have to trust someone. You will experience incredible moments with God. You will be lonely. You will get tough and find unfathomable strength. You will go farther than you’ve ever imagined.

There is no way to count the countless ways in which chasing a dream changes your life. But below are three that might surprise you. 

1. You learn to Tame Your Tongue

Have you ever sat in the back of a club during amateur hour and laughed, ridiculed, or torn apart the person on stage? I’ve known people who go specifically for this reason, and it makes me sick.

Maybe the singer doesn’t have what it takes. Maybe they are kidding themselves. Or maybe their spouse told them they wanted a divorce before they walked out the door, and they got a ticket on the way, and… it’s been a bad day. Maybe they were told it was their last chance before they walked on stage. Maybe they’re not planning on being a star like everyone else — they just need to try something different. Maybe they are all together 100% bad.

The point is they’re trying. They are letting themselves be vulnerable. And anyone who takes risks (and dreamers take lots of them), knows that this in itself, is something to respect.

None of us want to watch or listen to bad entertainment — especially if we are paying for it. But we can extend some grace, and hope that when our moment comes, someone will do the same for us.

2. You Develop Divine Discipline

We associate discipline with getting up early, working late, following a strict workout, or study regimen, but it also involves learning to master our emotions.

How you feel doesn’t get a deciding vote in anything. You acknowledge your feelings, you seek to understand them, but they don’t get to make your decisions.

You work when you want to play. You get up when you are tired. If you are on a budget, you skip the dinners out, realize that you don’t have to have the latest gadgets, and you get used to wearing the same thing to every interview.

Big dreams require work. “Follow your heart” may work in the beginning but it won’t keep you on track.

3. It Produces Patience

The microwave is a little slow for me. I hold my breath going down the escalator at Macy’s. (What happened to escalator etiquette? Stand on the right. Walk on the left!) And even though I don’t get there any faster, I take the stairs because I don’t want to wait for the elevator.

I honestly don’t think I had an ounce of patience until I started writing. Which was never my dream — I’d never choose anything that involves so much sitting and working on the same things over and over. But God was adamant about it being part of His plan for me, so that is what I do. In addition to writing for the Daily Positive, I have a couple books for middle graders, a pilot for a teen drama, countless songs, motivational messages and the list goes on.

Previous to developing discipline, once I “was done” — or got bored, I was on to the next thing. Not the case anymore. I have one project that I’ve been working on for years and until God says, “move on,” I’ll keep working on it. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Matthew 9:37

Knowing your dream is not for you, or about you, is what enables you to work and wait at the same time. It’s what keeps you believing and moving forward in Faith. And that will always change your life!

Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

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Kirstin-Leigh_avatar_1457626779-68x68Kirstin Leigh is a writer, as well as a motivational speaker who resides in Los Angeles, CA. Her goal is for her messages, songs, stories, and scripts to inspire people of all ages and walks of life to Dream big, Believe in themselves — and never give up. For more, please check out http://www.kirstinleigh.biz  Follow her on Twitter


 

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William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
4 years ago

This little article is a real nice outline for those just out of College. Some lesson’s don’t require a lengthy outline.