Article in brief: The article believes everyone has a dream, and everyone strives to achieve. So the author presents ways that she believes are necessary to reach your dreams.
Waiting for something you desperately want seems to take forever at times, but once you get it, you most definitely reach a certain peak of joy. Sometimes, getting your dreams to become reality feels like a long shot, like when JK Rowling got her dream shattered when she got rejected by twelve publishers, but that didn’t break her, on the contrary, she stood up for the thirteenth time and got accepted by a publishing house. She showed us that life isn’t that effortless and you don’t always get what you want easily. The keys to success in my opinion are simple: hard work and focus.
If you don’t work hard enough to get something you yearn for, then how are you going to get it? Some people usually expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter, without making any move or taking action. They even have the audacity to get upset when things don’t work out the way they want it.
It’s quite vile to presume that others are going to get your work done for you, and after they successfully achieve the work that you desperately wanted you get all the credit for someone else’s’ efforts! People often forget that they must give all their efforts to gain a sense of accomplishment. It’s simple logic; you have to give in order to get. In my opinion, relying on people is an immediate cause of relentless failure.
Now, staying focused is a bit tricky. One of the easiest things is to lose focus and get consumed and distracted in some unnecessary activities that won’t benefit you in any matter. It might seem daunting to give one single thing your “all” but sometimes you’ve got to give things up to attain. The primary key in never losing focus is to remind yourself how amazing it’s going to feel to finally receive what you’ve been wanting, and waiting for, for as long as you can remember. Maintaining the focus that should never be lost helps you exude joy and happiness. Other than that, it plainly offers a better life for you.
Beside those two keys, there is one more thing that will help you go a long way: to have faith and believe in yourself. I personally have given all my focus and have worked hard on achieving something, and it’s on the verge of happening because even when I was about to give up, I reminded myself that everything can happen if I believe that I deserve it. And who knows? Maybe by the time this article gets published I might finally get it! My sincere advice to all of you with a dream is to never lose hope in what you do no matter what.
Even when no one out there is willing to support you, support your own self. Have faith in yourself and be the best version you could be of yourself. Hope and faith in one self is what makes the world move, it’s practically why we have great figures in the world; because they believed in themselves. Anything could happen if you believe, just let your strengths conquer your weaknesses.
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
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