Favorite Quote: Dreams


Dreams. We all have them. Those things we can only dream about, such as retiring on an island in paradise or getting that book published, et cetera and so forth.

Dreams are defined differently by each individual.

Regardless of your dreams, they will never come true if you do not take that first step and establish actionable steps to achieve them.

Fear is what holds most of us back, unfortunately. Fear of failure. Fear of criticism.


Our individual lives are on a limited timeline. We only have a little time in this big, beautiful world when you look at things from the wide scope of the centuries that have come and gone on either side of 2020.

Why let fear rob you of your dreams?

As Farrah Gray said in the above quote, if you do not build your own dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

In other words, we have to focus on our own dreams and consider how we can implement those dreams. We have to be in control of our own lives rather than giving our power over to others who have their own agenda.

I actually prefer the word “goals” rather than dreams.

To me a dream is something you eventually wake up from and it fades away.

Goals are something concrete that you can identify and work towards achieving.

“Dreams” sounds more poetical. I get that.

But, it doesn’t matter whether you call them dreams or goals.

What matters most is that you identify what it is that you yearn to achieve in the depths of your soul. Then, identify actionable steps to achieve that dream/goal.

2021 is just a matter of weeks away.

What is it that you want to have accomplished by this time next year?

How are you going to achieve it?

Don’t waste one second of this precious, fleeting life worrying about other people’s opinions or giving into any other fears you might have.

Reach for your dreams/goals.

One hundred years from now, what will be remembered of this day, of this hour?

All we have is this very second.

Set your goals/dreams and work towards achieving each one of them.

Don’t let fear stop you.

Step out on faith and change your life.

Build your own dreams/goals.

Happy 2021!

Get started on a better tomorrow!

Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2020

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. https://penmenreview.com/author/jenny-andrews is the link where you can find my poetry and a short story. Previously, I self-published my novel "Bully Another Day," "Short Stories and Vignettes", and a poetry book "Spaces between the Pause" on Amazon/Kindle. Due to abysmal interest in my self-publishing venture, I have unpublished those three projects, as well as my poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow." However, I plan to be more aggressive in trying to find a traditional publisher for these projects.

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