Have you spent years knowing that you weren’t working toward your real calling in life? This is a frustrating feeling that can get in the way of your happiness. If you take some time for self-reflection, you may find that you are making excuses instead of working toward your goals.
Here are some ways to combat some common excuses that you may be giving yourself:
1. “I Don’t Have the Time”
One of the most common reasons people give for not pursuing their dreams is that they don’t have the time to devote to the projects that they want to complete. It’s definitely true that we all have busy lives and it can be hard to juggle working on your dream for the future with your current daily commitments. But if you sit down and plan out your day, you may find you have a spare hour or two a day that can be used to work on your passion project. It also may not be that you have time every day, but maybe you could spend two hours each week working on your project. A few hours each day may not feel like much, but they’ll definitely add up!
Setting aside this time every day or every week is a perfect way to put yourself, your goals, and your happiness first. While you may not be able to commit as much time as you like into your dream projects, that doesn’t mean that the time you do get to utilize isn’t well spent! When you do get to accomplish your milestones, you’ll be happy to see how that time added up!
2. “I’m Not Skilled Enough”
You may feel like you aren’t knowledgeable or talented enough to chase your dreams...but you won’t gain the skills you need without practicing and trying. Skills take time and commitment to learning and master. Even if you have struggled in the past, that doesn’t mean that you can’t go after your dreams. It just means that you may need to spend more time building up your skills before you jump in. This is still working toward your dreams and goals and worth celebrating!
If you are interested in learning how to create comic books, you may be best off taking a drawing class and studying the creative processes of your favorite writers and artists. This time may not be spent on your own dream project, but it’s still in service of that dream and is a fantastic first step that will teach you valuable skills to help you move forward.
3. “I Don’t Have The Support I Need”
You may feel like you don’t have the support you need to chase after your dream projects. Depending on what your goals are, you may be able to find communities on social media that can help you network for new opportunities and share tips and tricks of the trade you want to learn with you.
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