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Quotes about Following Your Dreams (V)

I’m tired as I post these, but sometimes following your dreams does get you tired. The quote images I’m showing are relevant to how I feel tonight.

I will start with “More ideas than time.” That has become a theme in my life. It can get you to spread yourself too thin sometimes, but on the other hand it’s also a sign, I think, that you’re going in the right direction!

More ideas than time image quote

More ideas than time

Then there is the question of high expectations, yours and someone else’s. On the one hand, people who have made it big say that if you think big you get big; on the other hand, if you think too big but you simply can’t push yourself and your resources to achieve that level of success, you’re in for a lot of frustration and exhaustion. I’d be curious what you think about this, how you negociate these waters.

You think big. You get big. image quote about following your dreams

You think big. You get big.

 

High expectations really fuck us up. -- image quotes about pursuing your dreams

High expectations really fuck us up.

 

Then there’s the picture of how it’s supposed to be. As in how your life, overall, is supposed to be. That can be an obstacle to happiness, too. A big one, in fact. And yet some people set goals and are able to journey through life according to plan. Which doesn’t guarantee happiness for everybody, but perhaps it does for that kind of people. So I guess there’s no recipe for all of us. As a good friend once told me (and I think I may have quoted her here before), wouldn’t it be extremely boring if everything went according to plan?

 

The picture of how it's supposed to be -- image quotes about pursuing our dreams

The picture of how it’s supposed to be

 

Still, I find that you need to take some decisions about where you’d like your life to go. They do give you something to hold on to and hope for. I guess we all need that, more or less. The question may be one of degree.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. -- image quotes about following your dreams

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.


 

If you’re more the decision kind of person, then you may also need a lot of patience. Having those plans and having made those decisions will in fact buy you much more patience than if you struggled with some adverse fate hoping for what?

Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything -- image quotes, inspirational and motivational quotes about life

Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything

 

With the need for patience comes the need to watch that tone of voice. It’s beginning to sound like following your dreams is quite a tiresome affair. And sometimes yes, it feels like it. But it’s good to remember that the time will pass anyway, and that you will get tired and frustrated anyway, if not because you’re diligently working towards some goals, then because you’re not, and you know you’re not and feel you should be! So never give up on a dream just because it takes time and energy. the time will pass anyway. And making steps in the right direction will give you energy right at those times when you think you’ve been investing too much energy you didn’t have.

10% of conflicts are due to difference of opinion; 90% to the wrong tone of voice -- image quotes, inspirational quotes about life

10% of conflicts are due to difference of opinion; 90% to the wrong tone of voice

The time will pass anyway -- image quotes about pursuing your dreams

The time will pass anyway

 

Well, and I don’t have a quote for this next bit of received wisdom, but I’d say if you need coffee in your life, make sure you appreciate it. There’s lots of pleasure it can give you.

A Julius Meinl cappuccino I paid for with an Emily Dickinson poem (Julius Meinl celebrated World Poetry Day on March 21, 2014

A Julius Meinl cappuccino I paid for with an Emily Dickinson poem (Julius Meinl celebrated World Poetry Day yesterday)

 

And if you like tea, well, enjoy your tea! In the company of a friend or two, preferably 🙂

 
Right now, however, I can identify more with the exhaustion and coffee addiction illustrated by this mug:

Good luck with your projects, and take time to notice, if not how the grass grows, then at least the seasons 😉

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