June 20, 2018

How To Go After Your Dreams And Never Apologize For Doing So

Let's face it -- we all have dreams in our lives, no matter how big or small they are. We sit, look out of the window, and think about all the things we want, and yet most of the time we'll never do anything about it because it all seems too far out of reach. But with that attitude, we'll never get anywhere in life. Just because something seems too challenging doesn't mean that it's impossible, we just need to have the right mindset and mental attitude. Another issue people have is fear - fear of failure, and that idea holds people back way before they even try. Of course, no one wants to fail -- no one wants to put themselves out there only to go home without the prize. But we'll never know if we don't try.

It's all about believing in yourself, and also putting yourself first. Going after your dreams can be considered a selfish thing, and you need to be ready for the possible backlash of it all. People will be jealous - even before you succeed they'll be jealous, because you're trying, and you're willing to do what it takes to get what you want in life, and people will envy that drive and passion. And if they do - leave them to it. You know who your true friends and family are when they stick around and support you all the way. Anyone else who doesn't do the same isn't worth your time.

Here's what you need to do.

Focus and Prioritize

First of all, you need to have something to focus your attention on. There may be a lot of things that you want to do, but know that you can't necessarily do them all at once. So think about the most important things first. For example, if you really want to be an actress and model, then you will need to know the best route to take. Going to a performing arts school is always a good idea because they will train you and teach you all of the little things that you may not have even thought about. They don't just give you the acting or modeling skills, they also teach you how to present yourself and have a successful audition or casting call.

Try and Try Again

You will receive rejection - it's normal. No matter what you're going after, you just can't always have what you want, and that sucks, but you need to learn how to pick yourself back up off the ground and keep pushing forward. If you aren't able to handle constructive criticism, then you'll end up quitting rather early on and never find the courage to try again, but that's the key. You need to learn how to brush things off, take in the criticism (when it matters), and push on, bringing the things you've learned with you so you're constantly improving as you go.

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