I think this is a question that most people, from all ages and walks of life, will think about at least once in their life. You will always be tested with challenges and temporary roadblocks; this is just a part of life. The most important thing is how you react to these challenges and rise above them.
When you feel like giving up on your dreams, take some time to reflect on why you are feeling this way, where is the source of this feeling? Is it a setback that you feel you can overcome? Are you afraid of your own greatness?
My suggestion is to not be afraid of your dreams or your passions! Go out there and pursue your passions and express them. Anything good is worth fighting for! You need grit to keep at your craft and constantly learn and improve. And sometimes, grit makes all the difference. Good luck, Terri!
yoonji recommends the following next steps:
- Find someone in your community who is currently living your dream. Ask them how they got there and how they overcame their challenges. (If you can't find anyone in-person, check out podcasts, interview or TED talks for inspiration!)
- Talk to your support system (friends, family, teachers, mentors, pastors, etc.) and let them know that you need their encouragement and support in fighting for your dreams!