During this doubting phase, “what if” statements are usually swirling continually in my head. What if I am wasting my time? What if I’m wrong and that life isn’t for me? Or if I am simply going to fail, why should I bother? What if people think less of me for working my business? Even on the good days where I feel motivated and make progress, it’s there. Lurking. And then once again, doubt creeps in. And immediately I begin doubting dreams – instead of chasing dreams that I love.
Sometimes dreams do crash. We have all been there. But when doubt creeps in, it discourages us to even try. And it’s in that moment, when you begin doubting dreams, that it is imperative that you begin chasing dreams even harder. Because the fastest way for your dreams to fail is to simply stop trying. Mountains can be surmounted even with detours, falls, and slow going. But if I sit at the foot of the mountain and simply stare longingly at the summit, I will never get there. Longing for the results with zero action is not actually chasing dreams.
It’s Not Just About Me
I do have dreams. I have big goals. I have a lifestyle that I dream about. “My why” that I want to chase. Dreams for my family. Dreams of making difference. But it’s not only about me. It’s about Him – Jesus. It’s about doing things in a way that please Him. He doesn’t want us to do things half-hearted. And giving up is definitely half-hearted.
So when doubt creeps in, it’s simply a reminder to keep going. When I begin doubting dreams, it’s a reminder to refocus on why I’m chasing dreams and work harder. If I still desire the end result, then there is no reason to stop. Everyone has a story that they will be remembered by. So keep chasing dreams. Don’t stop believing. Don’t stop running. Definitely don’t stop trying. In the moments when doubts creep in, remember your why. If you are doubting dreams, remember to do things whole-heartedly. The summit of the mountain awaits for those who climb. You simply have to keep going.