“We’ve been waiting for these dreams to feel real for so long. Now we have em’ in our hands all we have to do is stay strong” – Youngblood Hawke
Life is largely about being fulfilled. The definition of fulfillment is the achievement of something desired, promised or predicted. I believe in the importance of working for that fulfillment, rather than having it land in one’s lap.
Within the last year, I’ve been fortunate enough to see results and achievements because of my own professional output. I’ve collaborated with people who are now my mentors. I’ve been trusted to manage projects. I’ve been hired to work a national music festival with one of my favorite nonprofits. On top of that, there has been chatter about a rad job opportunity for when I return.
A lot of components for transitioning into my post-grad life are still up in the air, but I’m finally feeling pretty satisfied with the way my life is progressing. People are recognizing my abilities and I’m proud of that. I think it’s important for people that have dreams and passions to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their abilities. Once a person understands that, they’ll have a better chance of improving their skills and being self-aware of how they can be an indispensable tool for a company.
I’m far away from having my life together, but I do have faith in the direction I’m headed in. I see my childhood dreams becoming more real and I’m preparing myself to hold on for dear life.
Five quick tips for developing a dream:
- Decide what you want and be honest about it. Don’t get stuck doing something you hate.
- “Be a sponge.” My most recent supervisor always said that to me. Being a sponge means to absorb all the knowledge around you, especially from your employers and peers. Listening to them is free education!
- Waiting for things is a part of the process, but putting in hard work and effort is what will really ignite dreams.
- If your passion changes, it’s ok for your goals and job to change. Think about how it’s bad to stay in a relationship with someone just because you’ve been together for a long time. Same goes for a job.
- Have fun, because there’s no point in being miserable. If it’s fun, it won’t feel like work.