A Marathon Towards Dreams
Dreams… Sometimes they seem to be so close, so achievable, and the next moment you feel like running a non-stop marathon, as if someone is constantly moving the final line further away.
I started writing this blog post on a plane while coming back from my recent trip to Europe. Spare time and beautiful window view of clouds always encourage me to think about my dreams, and plan next steps towards my goals. Both inspiration and self-doubt are my usual companions during this time.
I believe that life is a game, and one day all puzzles will come together in a complete image. The bigger the dream, the more pieces you need to collect and organize. Usually ambitious goals require lots of patience. It’s too easy to get distracted on your way with shallow momentarily things, that don’t lead anywhere but may seem super important in that specific moment. That’s why I like to take my time to review goals and actions, and to see if I am still working on a puzzle of my own.
I often find that some elements don’t fit into the entire picture anymore, and I should let them go. Maybe there are elements I have underestimated and they should become the center of attention right now. Seeing the entire picture also gives some relief. It helps to divide a marathon into smaller distances, so that pursuing your big dream doesn’t feel like you are running on the same spot. I guess it’s especially important for result-oriented people, rather than those who can dive forever in the process itself, and I’m definitely one of the former ☺ If I don’t see results for a long time, it’s difficult for me to keep my inner motivation. Luckily those moments don’t come too often, and when they come… I go on a trip, knowing that on the way back I will have a different perspective on my marathon.
How do you chase your dreams? Share in comments below :)
Author and model: Iana Komarnytska
Photographer: Pedro Bonatto
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