Before we begin today’s post, let me take a moment and ask you a question: what are your dreams for your life? Can you picture how you want your life to play out? Or do you have a hard time?
Sometimes, when you have an anxiety disorder, it’s hard to view the future in a positive light. This is especially the case if you’ve dealt with traumatic situations in the past. When you have an anxiety disorder, it’s all too easy to see how things could go wrong, instead of how they can go right.
You may feel like you’re not worthy of having a happy future. You may feel like your dreams and desires aren’t important. You may even feel like your dreams and desires are out of your reach.
Let me tell you: your dreams and desires for your life are just as important as anyone else’s. You have the right to pursue your dreams. You have the right to have a say in your own future.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “it’s too overwhelming to try to pursue my dreams by myself!”
Well, guess what? You don’t have to!
You can share your dreams with your family and friends. They care about you, and they want to see you happy. And they won’t know what will make you happy unless you tell them.
I know it can be hard to make your desires known. I know it’s hard to be vulnerable. The thing is, any time you network, you can get connected with people and resources that can help you achieve your dreams.
Also, you may think that you’re being “annoying” or “pushy” if you share your dreams. You’re not. This is what close friends and family do: they share their fondest dreams with each other. Besides, I guarantee that everyone else is sharing their dreams too.
Imagine how you would feel if your best friend came to you with their dream, and you were able to help make that dream a reality. Wouldn’t you be excited and elated that you were able to make such a big difference in your friend’s life? This is how your friends would feel if they could help you.
For example, when I was in middle school, I begged my parents to get a dog. I had begged my parents for one for years prior, but it wasn’t until middle school that my parents agreed to get us one. We didn’t know where to get one, however.
One day, my mom talked to some of her friends. She told them about how we were looking for a dog, and they told her that someone they (and my mom) knew had a dog that had recently had puppies.
Well, long story short, one of those puppies became our dog, Mickey. We’ve had him for almost 10 years now.
You never know what will happen if you share your dreams and desires with other people. They can connect you with people and resources that can make your dream a reality. You’ll never know for sure if you don’t make you dreams desires known, though.
What’s stopping you from sharing your dreams with your loved ones? Leave your answers in the comments below!