The key to the future
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Posted 11/30/14
So, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately.
I was wondering, do you think it's smart to chase after your dream, or do what you know you'll be successful at?

If you chase your dream and fail, you're stuck. No where to go.

If you do something you're good at, you're always going to wonder what could've been.

The battle in my mind needs to calm down.
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47 / M / Пенсильвания, США
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Posted 11/30/14
Calm down and think carefully about this.

You use the username "Windows97" and you're asking about dream chasing.

;)

Seriously, if you chase your dream and fail, at least you chased it. If you don't, odds are high you'll regret it later on. Trust me.
Posted 11/30/14

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Just pick one and go. Whatever happens later will happen, and you can deal with it then. There is no point in getting yourself stuck thinking of the ending before you even get started.
Posted 11/30/14 , edited 11/30/14
A person is not defined or limited by one choice.

Personally, I would chase my dream even if it resulted in failure. I'd rather know I gave it a chance then not try at all and constantly wonder what would have happened.
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Posted 11/30/14
"Saying that it's better to have tried and failed than not to and regret it later is what losers tell themselves for solace in self satisfaction.
On the other hand, not trying at all accomplishes nothing, and is pretty much a waste of time and life as well.

Therefore, regardless of what one chooses to do in regards to dreams and such, the key to the future is live each day as it comes and create a past and present for the future to build off of."


-I remember hearing this somewhere, but I forget whose quote it is...
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Posted 11/30/14
Chase your dream. I have done things "I was good at" for my whole life and am now going back to school so that I can do what I WANT to do. Trust me, you do not want to be stuck doing something you don't like even if you are good at it.
Posted 11/30/14
Someone recently told me "Do something you know you want to do, but make sure you can make money doing it".


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Posted 11/30/14

AiYumega wrote:

Someone recently told me "Do something you know you want to do, but make sure you can make money doing it".




^ This, 100% this.
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Posted 11/30/14
Chase your dreams, do your best to make something out of it.
Posted 11/30/14
Yeah trust us, we're all experts here lol. A lot of generic bs here. Don't chase your dreams, work hard for what you consider to be the most satisfying version of reality.

But semantics aside, the route from x to y isn't always linear. Keeping your goals fixed and your methods flexible rather than the other way around should mean a greater chance of succeeding. In theory anyway.
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Posted 11/30/14
I think it's important to have a back up plan.
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I have chased my dream before and ended up tearing my achilles tendon. I sprinted for the first time since then Wednesday and I am now about four steps too slow which for sprinting those four steps makes for a large gap. I fell just short of my dream but I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't give my all.

The beauty of it though is that wasn't my only dream. Financially I have settled for the safe plan "B" but this 2nd dream is one that I can work on while I am building for the future.

Bust your butt and keep grinding and you will find your odds might be better than you expected.
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Well, no one ever said chasing your dream was smart. But it sure as hell is right.

You only get one life. At most, maybe about a hundred years. You could play it safe for a century, and you'll always be secure in your future. But you'll be bored--and boredom gets really, really redundant.

Just because you're good at it doesn't mean it's your calling.
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Posted 11/30/14
I like a lot of the advice here.

I'm 33.

I've lived my life by doing what I can, and doing my best at it. For me, if it holds no interest to me, I cannot be bothered. I just can't even begin to get started with whatever it is.

For the most part, I never made insane amounts of money, but I've always worked hard, and as a result,, have been able to get by. I also don't need a lot of creature comforts. I crave instead experiences, goals, things to learn and things to accomplish.... As a result, I've accomplished far more than was ever expected of me, and have had more experiences unique to myself than a lot of people. I've always struggled to maintain some for of independence and stability. Stability is godly to me. I need to have my work stable, structured, and rarely changing. BUT, I also need it to be self contained. I cannot bring work home with me. My time off is when I get to experience and do all those wonderful things. So I say go for a steady decent employment, as long as the job you aim for will give you the time and resources to do everything else in your off time,.

meanwhile, live life to the fullest. Experience whatever you can. My only regret is tat for as much as I have done, there's 5 times as many things that I dream up doing (and can plan out and make happen, if not for lack of time and money), than I actually have a chance of doing. (but still... try to do as many of them as you can)

As the person above me (as of posting this) has stated, life isn't linear... not in the slightest. stay alert, and stay flexible, because the surprises happen.
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