I think one of the saddest moments in one's life is when you have your own biggest dream, and you want to build it, but those who are closest to you tell you why it can't be possible at the moment or it seems impractical. But when is the right moment?
I have self-taught myself to take things slow and be patient, but when you just want a certain thing, and you can't get rid of other things that don't spark joy anymore, but you still have to put up with makes me want to tear my hair out some days.
"No, you can't Yaki."
"You have to be sure of what you're planning."
"Don't be impulsive."
Truly, I understand all these words that only serve to guide me. It helps me pause and re-think my plans; yet, it also gives me a gnawing sense of doubt over my dream or goal. If I let the "no's" drown me, I would not be able to go for what I want to accomplish.
So, no, I can't? Yes, I can. Maybe not now. It might not be tomorrow, but I sure can.
I only hope for more patience and self-control while I am still facing this hurdle to my goal. And it's okay if I don't get much support. What is not okay is if I let others take away my dream.
I should also remind myself of this.
Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
- Earl Nightingale