Read This When You’re Wondering If Your Dreams Are A Waste Of Time

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You are passionate enough to take what you love doing and make an honest living out of it. You are passionate enough to find a way to turn your hobby into a career, so that you wake up every Monday eager to get to work and spend every Friday feeling fulfilled with how you’ve spent your week.

You are strong enough to wipe away the tears caused by boys who rejected you, family members who doubted you, and friends who insulted you. You are strong enough to get revenge in the most impressive way possible — by living your best life and showing all of the naysayers that you don’t need them to survive. You have everything you need already within you.

You are smart enough to figure out what path you belong on and to walk down it with your head held high, despite how long it may take you to reach the finish line. You are smart enough to ignore everyone who tells you that you don’t have what it takes to reach your dreams, to persevere through it all and prove your toughest critics wrong.

You are brave enough to step outside of your comfort zone, even when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to handle. You are brave enough to quench your dry throat, calm your shaking hands, and do what you know you were meant to do.

You are talented enough to stand out from a crowd of people equally as experienced as you. You are talented enough to make others take notice, because you aren’t going anywhere and will keep trying again and again until you finally reach your destination.

You are independent enough to make it on your own, even if no one else is there to hold your hand and tell you you’re doing great. You are independent enough to survive every hardship all on your own, to pull yourself out of the emotional waves you’ve been drowning in.

You are patient enough to wait for all of your effort to pay off. You are patient enough to know that hard work doesn’t equal overnight results, and that you may have to wait years — even decades — to create the life you’ve always dreamed of living.

You are ambitious enough to continue growing, even when you feel like you’ve hit your highest point. You are ambitious enough to realize that you’re never done learning, and that even when you’re proud of your present, you can still aim to do better in the future.

You are enthusiastic enough to make people want to root for you, to make them want to see you succeed. You are enthusiastic enough to inspire other people to go after their dreams instead of settling for a life they can’t stand.

You are dedicated. You are motivated. You are a force to be reckoned with.

You are good enough to make it. So don’t you dare doubt yourself. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly Riordan is the author of Lifeless Souls, available here.

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