Don’t Let the Wait Erode Your Dreams

· December 27, 2016

A great virtue that every human being should work on and exploit is patience. The best way to finally see one of your most intimate dreams achieved is knowing how to manage time, intelligently choosing when to act and when to take a moment and pause.

Dreams do not come to us by themselves, but they also do not arrive any sooner through constant pushing. Taking advantage of the power of inertia can not only get us as close as we want, but it also allows us to rest and take strength for when we really need it.

How dreams are realized

Let us briefly explain the process that leads to the realization of a dream. It is the best way to simply and concisely observe all the extensive work that lies behind the attainment of a long-desired and much sought-after goal.

  • The first thing you have to do is undergo a profound process of self-discovery, starting by pointing out those habits that are the most deeply rooted in your own character. Have a conversation with yourself and look in the depths of your soul to find out what your true dreams and desires are.
  • Once you have discovered what it is that you really want, it is time to think about how to make your dreams a reality. As such, you have to draw out a sensible plan that leads you to success in your profoundest desires. In this plan, designate what times can be the most complicated and the possible resources you will be able to count on.
  • Once you have come up with a plan, it is time to put it into practice. This is a key point, since setting a process of development and personal realization into motion is no easy task, as you can find many obstacles and feel misunderstood at many moments along the way.
  • Finally, once you have started your plan, never stop. Despite the low moments, the sadness and the problems, you must have enough will force so that nothing and nobody can stop you. Believe in yourself and believe that your dreams are feasible.

“Patience is a tree with bitter roots, but it bears sweet fruits.”

-Persian proverb-


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Keys for making your dreams a reality

Below, I am going to give you some ideas that will allow you to make the wait more bearable in case this is one of those moments when it is better to wait. Do not forget that patience, popularly called “the mother of science,” is a virtue with great power to save you from frustration and powerlessness.

  • A good piece of advice is validation. Love yourself deeply and believe in yourself. During this complex path, you will find all kinds of obstacles, be these logistical problems, people, or animosity. But you must always know that you have chosen the correct path.
  • Try to surround yourself with people who appreciate you and believe in you. In the bad times, when everything seems to go overboard, being surrounded by affectionate people who love you will be greatly helpful so as not to lose perspective.
Man and Woman Breathing Deeply

  • Keep moving forward. No matter how bitter the wait may be, no matter how complex and lonely the paths you have chosen may seem, never stop moving; move forward at all times, even if you have to take short steps. Never lose your perspective.
  • If your plan and your dreams are too complicated, try to set yourself more humble goals that you can achieve in the short term. With each little goal achieved, you take another step towards the final achievement of your project.

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

-Benjamin Franklin-

Examples of success and overcoming struggles

In the world of dream realization, we can find many examples of success and overcoming struggles. However, I want to focus on two writers that I consider to have blazed their trail with patience and perseverance.

They are Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Javier Cercas. Two names that you may know and who have captured their dreams in black ink on white paper.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte spent more than 20 years traveling the most inhospitable locations on Earth in conflict zones at the planet’s limits. His success would not come until he was 40, when works like “The Fencing Master” or “The Flanders Panel” started to be talked about.

Javier Cercas is a professor and philologist whose vocation as a writer was not reflected by success until he was 40. Javier Cercas, after various literary failures, received the support of Chilean Robert Bolaño, who urged him to keep using his talent. Finally, recognition came to him with his excellent “Soldiers of Salamis.”

It is clear that success and dreams are not achieved at the bat of an eyelash. You must be strong, perseverant, a fighter who is ready to work and believe in himself. So never lose hope and follow your path until you see your life goals become a reality that will make you happy, fulfilled, and rewarded.