No Matter What

I believe that every person has a dream that they want to reach, some goal that they strive to achieve at all costs. Most likely, people think that they won’t be able to attain they’re dreams for various reasons at one point or another. It could be because they think they’re incapable of actually attaining the goal or because there are outside factors that hinder them from attaining it. Either way, if a person wants to achieve something with all his heart, then he’ll find ways to make it happen.

See, a goal isn’t just something you write down, one day, and set yourself to achieve. No. Of course there’s a reason for setting that certain goal. There may be the involvement of other people, like wanting your parents to be happy and proud of you, or it may also be for your own self-satisfaction. Either way, it’s never just a goal written on some piece of paper.

Then, there’s also those constant standards that you establish for yourself. Remember that the only person you should be competing is yourself. Stop comparing yourself to other people cause’ there’s always, always, going to be someone better than you. Be your own competition and don’t settle for anything less than your standards.

Have you ever been so hungry for something so mouthwatering, that you’d do anything to be able to eat such delicious and exquisite food? Well, that goes the same for goals. It’s not something you just want anymore, rather it’s something you need. You need to attain that goal, or else you’d remain unsatisfied and unhappy.

You need to hold on to those things– to the reason why you decided to go for it in the first place, to the standards you’ve fixed, which will determine whether or not your performance is acceptable, and that hunger and desire for that gratifying indulgence because here’s the painful and ugly truth: It’s not easy to fight for your dreams, at all. For sure, there will be troubles, rejections, and doubts in your way. There will be days when you feel like you can’t keep going anymore, that you just want to sulk at a corner and give up. And those are the times where your strength, determination, and perseverance will be tested. Those are the times when you need to get your shit together, hold on to your dreams, and fight with all your might.

How do you strengthen and increase your courage to struggle for your dreams? You will need constant learning and guidance towards the direction of what you want to achieve. “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” is a quote from Socrates, one of the quotes I live by. See, when there’s this continuous and unending desire to learn when you know that you know nothing, that you have yet to know more things. But, when you think that you know everything, then that’s it. Isn’t it better to be able to go on a longer, yet, more fruitful journey? If you continue to enhance your skills related to the dream you want to achieve, then you’d be able gain enough self-confidence to face the challenges that come with that dream head on. While doing that, maybe you’d find new reasons to pursue that dream or even find new and higher dreams.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is that you should be able to dream as high as you want. If you really want to achieve those dreams, then you’d fight with all you’ve got for it. You need to remember the reason why you want to reach that dream, the standards you’ve made to live by, and that yearning to achieve that dream. And constant strive for learning is also essential to be able to keep battling for your dreams.

Yoroshiku onegai shimasu~ Ganbatte~

(NOTE: I was inspire to write something about chasing after your dreams and constantly striving for your passion after watching the 12th episode of “Shokugeki no Souma”. It’s definitely more than just an anime. Sure it will starve you and make you crave for delicious food, but it’s absolutely something greater than that. I am loving it and I definitely recommend you to watch/read it.)



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