8 Steps to Following Your Dream By: Tatiana Santana

Step 1: What is Your Dream?

"To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one.” (24)

THIS QUOTE SAYS THAT THE WORLD'S SOLE PURPOSE IS TO HELP PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT IS IT THAT THEY DESIRE TO DO OR BE. SOME PEOPLE GO THEIR WHOLE LIVES WITHOUT SEEKING TO FIND WHAT THEY ARE DESTINED TO DO. I FEEL THAT THAT IS A GREAT LOSS, BECAUSE YOU WILL END UP UNHAPPY IN LIFE IF YOU NEVER ATTEMPT TO PURSUE YOUR DREAMS. FOR ME IT has ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE TO BECOME A PRO VOLLEYBALL PLAYER. I love volleyball and even though i was FAIRLY new at it, i felt that it was my DESTINY to get a SCHOLARSHIP to a good university and further my volleyball career. I had realized my dream and now it was time to accomplish it.

Step2: Put Thoughts into Actions

"It's called the principle of favorability,beginner's luck. Because life wants you to achieve your personal legend."(54)

Once you figure out what your dream is, you must put effort into trying to accomplish it. having your dream in mind is not good enough, you must have to want it with every pore in your body. the more you want something, the easier it is for you to strive for it. the world will help you along the way by giving you beginner's luck, because the world wants you to achieve it. in my life, i could tell that beginner's luck was on my side. In most volleyball games, i blocked almost every ball that attempted to dodge my hands. I FELT THAT LUCK, AND IT MADE ME WANT TO ACCOMPLISH MY DREAM EVEN MORE.

Step 3: Doubt/Failure

“He said that to himself with certainty, but he was no longer happy with his decision. He had worked for an entire year to make a dream come true, and that dream, minute by minute, was becoming less important. Maybe because that wasn't really his dream.” (66)

The third step is a bit hard for some people to swallow, especially me. Although some people think they have everything all figured out, it may not be exactly what was intended for them. They start to doubt if what they dreamed about was really what was destined to happen. you see, for me i loved volleyball and still do but recently i got diagnosed with a BULGING disc and a hair-line fracture in my spine. The doctor told me that it was the end of my volleyball career, and that was devastating news for me. it caused me to doubt if pursuing volleyball was really for me and so it was time for me to re-think.

Step 4: Try Something New

“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” (70)

Step 5: Focus

“If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man… Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is in the moment we’re living right now.” (87)

Step 6: Listen to Your Heart

“When his heart spoke to him, it was to provide a stimulus to the boy, and to give him strength, because the days of silence there in the desert wearisome.” (139)

Step 7: Overcome Fear

Step 8: Success!

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