Many of us sigh with a sense of annoyance when someone says we should ‘be realistic’ about the things we most want in life. We often see people settle for situations that are less than they could have achieved if they put a little effort in, and most of us know that if we always listen to our sensible voice, we’ll never dare to dream at all. You’ll hear nothing against that viewpoint in this post.
However, whoever said staying realistic means that you have to give up on your dreams? It could be that if well-measured, staying realistic can help you achieve your dreams and more. For instance, many of us know that being well-informed instead of naive is a good idea in most situations, and that lesson often comes to us harshly after our first heartbreak or when things don’t quite pan out as intended.
So, keeping our dreams realistic can help. But how should we apply this mode of thinking, and what benefits can it have? Let’s discuss that together:
You Can Plan For Alternatives
When you plan for alternatives, you are more able to keep a backup plan. That doesn’t mean it should take your time and energy or that you should learn to code instead of becoming an actor, but it might be that you plan for other paths if your main one takes a little time to develop. It can truly help you live a more coherent and balanced life in this regard, and this way, you don’t have to feel thrown by the whims of other people’s regard for you.
You’ll Consider The Steps
When you plan for your dreams more realistically, you’ll look at them as if a step-by-step process. It’s easy to think that we’ll move to America one day, for instance, but knowing green card facts can help us understand the nuances of putting that into practice, and what is required of us.
Simple efforts can make the most difference. We can all play air guitar and dream of playing our favorite songs, but have you looked for guitar tutors in your area? The journey of a thousand miles really does start with a single step, and it really can’t hurt to try to follow it now.
You’ll Feel More Empowered
You’ll tend to feel more empowered when you realistically plan for your goals. For instance, many people find it easy to put off starting to write their book. It’s not hard to see why. Trying means that your work is open for critique, and that you may not be as naturally talented or trained as you had imagined. That’s perfectly fine. When you begin to know what you can do and why you can do it, you’re much more likely to actually try to progress and to develop. That empowers you. It helsp you take the formless potential you have inside and instead become the person you wish to be, even if only a little part of it right now.
So – what are you waiting for? Keeping your dreams ‘realistic’ can help them become a ‘reality.’ We wish you nothing but the best in your efforts.