The human world is not a friendly place for those who dare to dream. There are far too many people who perceive dreamers as a threat. Why? Mainly because imagination is hard to come by. And if you're one of the lucky few who's developed yours, envy, jealousy, pride, and greed will always rise in others.
Be that as it may, you're a dreamer! Congratulations!!! Now, it's time to realize those wonderful, magical dreams. Fair warning: You will encounter resistance. People will tell you it will never happen. That, even though the dream is within you, you're not good enough to achieve it. Ignore the pedestrians. Frankly, it's no one's business but yours. When others make it their business to "help" you understand your dreams are foolish, what's really happening is what I call the Trial of Social Scrutiny, also known as dealing with "haters." Haters are hamstrung by their own fears. Don't let their problem become yours.
There will always be naysayers in your life. They provide a constant string of obstacles. It will make you tired. But you're a dreamer. You can imagine ways around whatever obstacles are rolled in front of you.
I am tired, too. So very tired. I sit here now, feeling daunted...and scared. When you have a dream, you have to be working at not just 100% capacity, but at 200%. And it's exhausting. Especially if the people you depend on for emotional support aren't really there. If that's what's happening to you, find new people. Harsh? Hardly. You're trying to create something positive from nothing. Anyone who hinders that process is a negative influence, jealous of you, and, your dreams.
You can't allow others to hold you emotional hostage, stalling your dreams. Fight for those dreams. Fight for yourself. There are plenty of good people out there--positive people--friends who will say, "I believe in you," when you most need it. Even if we've never met, dear reader, I believe in you. I believe in you because I believe that if you have a dream within you, all the light and energy this Universe has to offer is now at your disposal. You can make it happen. Just stay the course. In other words, don't give up. On your dream. Or, yourself.
About four months ago, an unexpected friend emerged, inspiring me to push forward through many, many obstacles. And every day, I'm grateful. As daunted and scared as I am now, I remember there is at least one friend in my corner, dab at my tears with a tissue, sniff a little, then, keep walking. Putting one foot in front of the other is all you need to do to create forward momentum.
Progress is progress, even if it means covering less ground than you first imagined possible. Remember, you're a dreamer. You see things in BIG ways. So don't be too hard on yourself when reality isn't yet keeping pace. It will. Perhaps more importantly, you will, too:
"To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub. For in that sleep of death, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME when we have shuffled off this mortal coil MUST GIVE US PAUSE...." -William Shakespeare