Today, I want to talk with you about chasing your dreams and not giving up. I saw this quote a few days ago and I cannot stop thinking about it.
How many times do we look back at our middle school, high school, college experience, or a previous job and thought “I could’ve done better?”. I know it’s not good to dwell on the past, but I am a firm believer that reflection can do us good as long as you can move forward from it.
I am here to tell you that if you woke up today, and are reading this, then you can do better and start or continue a new goal today. I can tell you that if today you start today working on yourself and future goals, tomorrow you will be one step closer. This all seems great, but what’s stopping us? Ourselves.
We doubt ourselves so much. We doubt in our abilities so we either 1. don’t try. or 2. give up. I am here to tell you that neither of those things are fair to you. Why? Because you owe it to yourself to pursue what you love and deserve to find out what it is that makes you tick.
I can tell you that Providence has opened my eyes to so many possibilities. We are surrounded by amazing Ivy league Universities, Fortune 500 companies, and creative people that work night and day at their craft, trade and passions. The best way I can describe people I’ve met here in Providence is passionate.
People in this area appreciate what is made here, but more importantly behind the scenes there are people working really hard to make what it is you enjoy. I’ve been so inspired by everyone in this area and how hard they work. It only motivates me more to do the same. I wake up early and go to bed late working on creative ideas, writing, brainstorming, doing photo shoots, alongside my career.
I have accomplished more goals off my bucket list just this year than I have in 5 years combined! This is not because it was given to me, but because I don’t stop or give up. I’m not saying I don’t get discouraged, I am just saying that when I feel like I am needing motivation, I look around me and see so much inspiration, that I can’t give up. It’s not even an option.
More than anything, I want you to walk away after reading this feeling like you should continue what you’re doing because your passions are important and your ideas are valuable.