You have a dream right? Most people do. Mine is pretty obvious I think. So I ask you, what are you doing to make your dream come true?
You know that friend who dreams of winning the lotto, but never buys a ticket? If you aren’t doing something to get yourself closer to your dream, then same thing (though you’re more likely to be hit by lightning than win lotto, fact!) Do something about your dream. Make steps toward it, even if it’s only baby steps (like writing 100 words a day).
Today I’ve been sick (won’t go into details, don’t want to gross you out), but I still managed to edit some work and send off a submission. That’s what determination does.
I’m not saying you always gotta work through the pain and illness, just that one excuse becomes another and another and before you know it you haven’t taken any steps toward your dream in a week, a month, a year… You’ve got to have determination to work through the excuses that aren’t really valid.
I have friends who put even my efforts today to shame.
I wasted enough of my younger years just dreaming, never really working. Don’t let yourself fall in the same trap.
Don’t just “follow your dream”, overtake it.