Some people may never begin as they can’t bear the thought of living without a salary. However, those who are courageous enough to start sometimes quit right before they gain any significant progress because they didn’t know the world is so unfriendly towards dreamers. So here is what you need to know as you begin the journey towards accomplishing your dreams. 
It doesn’t matter if your start-up is the next big thing. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be the next Bill Gate, Larry Page, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Aliko Dangote, Patrice Motsepe or anything in-between. The reality is that you’ll be mocked, pitied, call names, misunderstood, and judged the moment you give up the idea of a JOB for your dreams/calling. Initially, the world will always celebrate those who got the job than those who started a business or those who followed their calling.
From the government to communities, school systems and churches, they all pushing us to go get a job. The mantra is “GO TO SCHOOL, STUDY AND GET A JOB” We are all raised to be employees and breaking this rule/mindset doesn’t go without consequences. You’ll face unpleasant circumstances almost like the whole universe is angry at you for breaking this rule. It is a well-known fact that becoming a success story is no easy task. However the strength to press on and overcome the obstacles you will face, greatly depends on just how much of your heart and mind is invested into that dream. Chances of quitting are much higher if your heart and mind aren’t into the dream. You’ll most probably face rejection from family. What family wants and what you want are usually different things. You will feel loneliness and fear as you embark on following your dreams. If you’re not losing friends then you’re not telling it as it is. If you are not afraid then you are probably not reaching for a big enough goal. The greater the goal, the scarier it feels to stretch for it. Compelling goals, stretch you and are usually outside your comfort zone. Where there is fear, a success story is not too far along. 

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”  Mandy Hale
In conclusion, do not conform to society’s standards just so you can fit in. If your dream job is not having one, then so be it. There is nothing shameful about not having a job. The reality is that as soon as you begin to pursue your dreams, your life wakes up, your mind wakes up and everything else begins to have meaning. The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. Live life on your own terms. Keep your dreams alive and understand you can be whatever you want to be. Those who live life from the platform of their passion/dreams tend to rise much higher in life and usually leave a legacy than those who live life from the platform of their school certificates and jobs.
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2 Replies to “Here’s What You Need To Know Before Embarking On Pursuing Your Dreams”

  1. Too insightful. As I am still grinding for my success, I have lost so much and a painful part its that I had to seperate myself from my family because they don't understand what I am doing

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