Making it is not a destination. It’s a journey. This is something that many people forget when they are working towards their goals. They become so focused on the end result that they lose sight of what is important – the process. When you’re trying to achieve something, never give up and remember that determination and perseverance will get you there in the end!

I’ve always been a dreamer. As a child, I would lie in bed at night and imagine all the places I would go and the things I would see. I would make up stories about being a famous scientist/inventor, explorer, or famous writer, and I would drift off to sleep feeling inspired by the possibilities ahead of me. As I’ve gotten older, those childhood dreams have become more concrete. I’ve set my sights on specific goals and have taken steps to turn them into reality. But even as I’ve made progress, there have been times when I’ve felt like I’m not moving fast enough or that I’m not doing enough. When those feelings creep in, I remind myself that I haven’t “made it” yet because “making it” is not a destination. It’s a journey. And as long as I keep taking steps forward, no matter how small, eventually, I will reach my goal…or discover an even better one.

Row row row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily merrily merrily Life is but a dream…

This old nursery rhyme is one of my favorites. It’s simple, yet it has a message that is so relevant to our lives. So often, we get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget that life is actually quite short. We worry about things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. And we compare ourselves to others, thinking that they have “made it” and we haven’t. But the truth is, we’re all on our own journey. Some of us are just at the beginning and some of us are further along. But we’re all rowing our boats down the stream. So, keep row, keep believing, and don’t give up. You haven’t not “made it,” you’re just on your journey. And who knows, maybe you’ll end up somewhere even better than you could have ever imagined.

Here are some pointers to assist you on your path.

1. You’re not a failure because you haven’t “made it” yet:

This is a common misconception. People see someone who is successful and think that they have never faced any adversity or made any mistakes. But the truth is, everyone has had their share of struggles and setbacks. The difference between those who “make it” and those who don’t is that they don’t give up. They learn from their mistakes and they keep going.

The journey is never easy, but it’s worth it.

So, don’t be discouraged if you haven’t reached your goal yet. You’re not a failure. You’re just on the journey. And as long as you never give up, eventually, you will reach your destination.

2. Every journey starts with the first step – just take that first step:

Many people never start because they think they have to have everything figured out before they can begin. But that’s not true. You don’t need to know the entire route before you start your journey. Just take that first step and the rest will fall into place.

So, if you’ve been putting off starting your journey because you don’t know where to begin, just take that first step. And once you do, the rest will fall into place.

Taking that first step is never easy. But it’s always worth it.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey today!

3. Don’t compare your journey to others, because everyone’s is different:

This is a mistake that a lot of people make. They see someone who is further along on their journey and they compare themselves to them. But the truth is, that everyone’s journey is different. Just because someone else has reached their destination doesn’t mean that you’re behind. Everyone moves at their own pace. And as long as you keep moving forward, eventually, you will reach your destination.

So, don’t compare your journey to others. Just focus on your own path and trust that you will get there in due time.

4. Persevere through the tough times, because they will make you stronger:

There will be times on your journey when things get tough. But it’s important to remember that these tough times make us stronger. They teach us lessons and they help us grow. So, don’t give up when things get tough. Persevere through the tough times and they will make you a better person in the end.

5. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem:

It’s important to celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Because each success is a step closer to your destination. So, take the time to celebrate your successes and enjoy the journey.

6. Remember, you are in control of your own destiny:

The most important thing to remember is that you are in control of your own destiny. You are the captain of your ship. So, chart your own course and never give up on your dreams.

No matter what anyone tells you, never give up on your journey. Because it’s never too late to “make it”. So, keep going and never give up. And eventually, you will reach your destination.

Thanks for reading! I hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. I would love to hear from you!

the day you stop dreaming is the day you start living