Topic #175: Why do some people’s dreams get realized, and others don’t? Make a list of the factors you think are involved, including the ones people do and don’t have control over.
I think it comes down to how people deal with adversity. Living ones dreams is not unlike making a cake. Instead of using flour, milk and sugar you have to mix up the right amount of determination, perseverance and opposition. No one dreams of things that they can go out and NOT achieve. We all want to be the next superstar or supermodel but without any sort of opposition. I think people who do eventually realize their dreams are able to do so only after defeating the obstacles before them.
It’s a matter of determination, perseverance, and accepting there are things you can’t change, but still trying your hardest to correct what you can.Some people think that there’s a miracle pill or some angel dust you can sprinkle that will create instant happiness. Dreams rarely or magically come true. You have to work to make them happen.
I just through watching the Adjustment Bureau and I truly think that God has a plan for each of us that is laid out like a roadmap. The choices we make when we come to the crossroads is what determines where life will lead us. We can stay on the straight and narrow, but how many truly do? Being human is about being fallible. I know I’ve taken some wrong turns, but each time I do, I try to get back on track and head in the right direction. Is it an easy road? No way. There is no spiritual or guru GPS to guide us in life except blind faith and belief. I have learned to trust my gut instinct more in making decisions. As hard as it is, if we want our dreams to be realized, it’s only through learning from the deep ruts we’ve dug ourselves out of and repeatedly doing what needs to be done that we can actually find out where we need to go and how to get there. I’m still learning each and every day of my life!