A New Perspective: A Better Today

Posted on 15 April 2014 by admin

Writer Dalila examines the difference between dreaming and achieving goals.


Staff Writer

Having a roof over our heads, cell phones in our hands, food on the table and just simple things like that in life make getting by from day to day a lot easier than we may think. But as always, many of us want what we don’t have. We want takeout rather than making our own, a better cell phone, a better looking house, a better job… but how many of us actually work towards that? You want a better and cooler car, but are you working hard and long hours to save enough for it? You want to become a famous artist, a famous singer, a famous actor/actress, but are you in fact doing what it takes? Personally, always hearing stories about what people could’ve aspired to be and wanted to be but didn’t achieve it because they didn’t “have the right resources” is a cop out. They just didn’t want it bad enough.

If you honestly and truthfully want something badly, if you want something with every burning inch of your body, you will do whatever it takes to achieve it. You will take classes that you think are “too long” or “too boring” and you will succeed in them. You will drive hours and you will make countless phone calls and pull all nighters to make your own dreams come true. You will stay up all night learning that dance routine that you “just can’t do” and when it’s time for dance class, you will nail it. If it isn’t hard and if it doesn’t challenge you, it will not change you. Laziness and having no motivation has taken over and a majority of people immediately expect superior things to be handed to them, instead of working for them. What about the guy that stands on the street every single day, rain or shine, asking for some spare change so he can feed his children? No roof over his head and no cell phone, just a piece of cardboard with some writing on it and torn clothes that haven’t been washed for days, but is still trying his hardest. What would he give to have everything you take for granted?

We don’t appreciate all the resources we have that can help us achieve our dreams.  We take for granted the fact that we can drive somewhere to shadow our dream job, or that we actually have a car to drive to school with. If you find an excuse, you don’t want it bad enough. So do something every day that your future self will thank you for, whether it’s something as simple as slowly completing a bucket list you set for yourself or something that helps your future self. Less complaining and more doing. The only thing that stands between you and achieving your goal, is some made up story you tell yourself as to why you can’t reach it.


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