Whenever I feel like my whole life is crumbling, and that nothing is worth fighting for - my dreams and what I believe in - I stop, pull out my laptop and look for quotes about following your dreams. Though it might seem silly, it has helped me in situations where I was ready to throw in the towel. Knowing that other people have felt the same, yet continued to go for it, is definitely inspiring and oh-so helpful. So, if you ever feel the way I sometimes do, hopefully these beautiful quotes about following your dreams will help you see why you should keep on truckin’!
1. Hold Fast to Dreams, for if Dreams Die, Life is a Broken Winged Bird That Cannot Fly. - Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was an African American poet during the Renaissance period, whose poetry was nothing short of astounding. This is one of the most poetic quotes about following your dreams from a poem called - you guessed it - Dreams! It reminds me (and hopefully you too) that dreams are worth fighting for. It is where your passion and your true self lie. Don’t let anyone tell you that your dream isn’t attainable or too far fetched. It’s yours, and that’s all that matters. If you believe in it and in yourself, go for it. You don’t want to let life pass without at least trying to accomplish it.
2. It is Better to Risk Starving Yourself than Surrender. if You Give up on Your Dreams, What’s Left? - Jim Carrey
Though I wouldn’t go as far as to say "starve yourself," in essence, funny guy Jim Carrey has a great point. If you have dreams in your life and toss them aside instead of going for them, you run the risk of eternal unhappiness. You don’t want to look back in life wishing you had done things differently, because, as we all know, time only goes forward (sigh). If you give up the core of who you are (which often includes your dreams) you might always feel like there’s something in your life that’s missing.
3. The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor was a woman who possessed strength. And she also knew how important it was to have dreams. People with dreams have a future because they know that with every passing day, they are looking forward to accomplishing something that they wholeheartedly love and enjoy. Don’t you want that kind of passion? Then do what you know is right!
4. Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer. Always Remember, You Have within You the Strength, the Patience, and the Passion to Reach for the Stars to Change the World. - Harriet Tubman
This strong African American woman had a very big impact in history, leading many escaped slaves to free land on the Underground Railroad. This quote serves as a reminder to those of you who doubt what you can do in this world. But like Tubman says, if you are strong, patient and passionate, you can change and accomplish anything you strive for in your life. You just have to have the will to do so.
5. We May Place Blame, Give Reasons, and Even Have Excuses; but in the End, It is an Act of Cowardice to Not Follow Your Dreams. - Steve Maraboli
Author Maraboli speaks very strongly about following your dreams, even going as far as to say that it's an act of cowardice not to follow your dreams. While this statement is strong, I have to agree. You can give yourself every reason in the book not to follow your dreams, when really, all you need is one good one to go for it. Find that good one, and never ever abandon it!
6. A Dream Doesn't Become Reality through Magic; It Takes Sweat, Determination and Hard Work. - Colin Powell
Colin Powell definitely hit the nail on the head with this quote. This is for those people already trying to follow their dreams who are facing all kinds of difficulty. The one thing you have to remember is that things will always change. Yes, there might be lows for a while, but things are always better in the end. It’s then you realize that all that work, determination and tenacity meant something. Your dream will be real to you. And no one can ever take that rare feeling away.
7. All Our Dreams Can Come True, if We Have the Courage to Pursue Them. - Walt Disney
And last, but certainly not least, we have a quote from Walt Disney. Dreams are a theme that is thoroughly laced in all of Disney’s films. Most of the characters have dreams, and have ways to make them come true. All it really takes is the guts to go through with it. So, if you ever feel lost, try watching a Disney classic for some dream-achieving inspiration!
I hope these have been a little inspiration for your day! Are there any advice or quotes about following your dreams that you want to share?