Don't Give Up On Your Dreams

Don't Give Up On Your Dreams

Dreams and aspirations are achievable if you believe in them.

I'm going to tell you a little story — one in which a girl has two choices. She can either continue to fight for her wildest dreams and aspirations, or she can fall into the never-ending pit of hands that hold her back. She only has a few seconds to decide. If she takes too long, she will default to the standard failure.

What will she do, you ask? Well, that's a good question. You see, this person has been each and every one of you at some point or another in your life. You have faced a crossroads where you must choose to follow your dreams or to listen to everyone that's telling you that you aren't good enough or that you can't be this or that.

I hope that you listened to what your heart wanted. I hope that you took on the challenges of fulfilling your dreams completely. Through each step, you fought, strived, and clawed your way to the next, taking down anyone in your path to success. I hope you received everything you've ever wanted after working so hard for it.

If you are at this split right now, listen to me. You are your own person and you deserve to be happy. Don't let anyone hold you back from following your dreams.

If you have no one to fall back on and are scared of failure, use that to push you forward. Face your fears head-on with nothing to lose. You will become a fierce warrior that didn't give up.

If you think you have an obligation to someone, whether that be a family member or a higher authority, it will be hard, but you make your own choices, not them.

People will tell you every single day to hold back or wait for the right opportunity. They will tell you that you will never be able to handle a big city or you won't make it as the CEO of a company. They will try to convince you to give up your dreams of owning a farm or traveling the world. You can do whatever you put your mind to and you can start today. This may be the only chance you get.

You will start small and you will face challenges that you didn't see coming. You will fall onto your back and have to get back up and try again. Never give up. Always keep striving for that end goal. Keep pushing yourself harder and harder until dreams become reality. Keep pushing until you're looking at the skyline from the apartment you just bought. Keep pushing until the entire arena is sold out and screaming for you to come onstage.

Make giving up not an option. You control your future, not the other way around. Tell your haters to kiss your ass. You can become anything you want and I hope you know that.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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