Why Do People Not Chase Their Dreams

If you’re reading this, there’s a high chance that you are encountering some sort of internal struggles in regards to chasing your dreams.

Like everyone, we have big dreams. But when it comes to actually “going for it”, we get cold feet.

Why is this so?


For too long, we are brainwashed to think that we must be realistic and dreams are just fantasies that only the foolish pursue.

So, what do we do? Study hard, listen to our parents, get a job so that we don’t starve, and live a safe but relatively mundane life.

The key here is what belief system we are choosing to adopt. If our belief system is that we will be stuck in mediocrity for the rest of our lives, then we will behave in that manner.

However, if we can somehow adopt a more positive belief system, then the probability of achieving our dreams will increase exponentially.

The People Around Us

“You’re the sum average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” – Jim Rohn.

Observe the people you are always spending time with. Are they driven and always motivated to push themselves to achieve their dreams?

Or are they always indulging in gossips and discussing last night’s Game of Thrones?

You have a choice of who, and what, you want to surround yourself with. Just remember, positive begets positive. And negative begets negative.

Weak Justifications

Most people who are not chasing their dreams and fulfilling their potential is because they do not have strong enough reasons to do so.

In order to find the immense fuel power required to launch ourselves towards our dreams, our reasons must be insanely strong.

How strong, exactly? Strong enough to overcome our innate tendency to succumb to our existing comfort, status quo, and stability.

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