Overcoming the Struggle of Dreaming

Written by Aya Doma on .

We all have a dream… and we all want to think that we have what it takes to make it happen – a special gift and resolve – something that differentiates us from other people. It is that hidden treasure that guarantees our achievement when we face the real life and that moment of truth. Do you really have what it takes to achieve your dream? Are you a player or an audience? Are you a fighter or a quitter? What is your dream again?

Dreaming is a fulltime job

Many people do not realize how much time and effort dreaming can draw from them. It is a fulltime job which at times will make you feel that it dominates your whole life. The question now is: are you ready to make that dream a reality?

Although you cannot dream indefinitely, there is need to wake up from your dream – to take those small but critical steps to get yourself on the path to realization of your dreams. This could be learning a language, writing a journal, making a telephone call or even opening a social media account.


When your dream is still young and budding, you will often face the struggle of scheduling. It is never easy to do whatever it takes to achieve your dream. Often you will be faced with the temptation of just sitting to enjoy life eventually forgetting to make the most of it. This is what I like to call “the struggle of dreaming.” It is a kind of procrastination that has and continues to kill many dreams and destinies.

Be smarter than life

From my personal experience, a sure way to overcome procrastination is by being smarter than life. Sounds cheesy right? Just trust me.

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As much as situations will push you hard to make you hate your goals and dreams and think of them as loads and burdens you cannot afford to handle all of the time; you need to look at your dream as your only way to happiness. They are your secret weapon and a giant within the power that gets you out of bed each morning.

Never settle for less

Anthony Robbins once said “I decided I would never again settle for less than I could be. This decision brought be to such an incredible moment.” People who give up in the middle of the road have simply just accepted to settle for less. They have sold their dreams and caved to the idea of being normal people who are here to only cheer for others.

In conclusion, you have to know that no matter how prepared you think you are, life will surprise you and will always put one barrier after another to stop you. When people tell you that believing in yourself is your only way to survive they are telling you a fact. Yes, life is hard but you are special. Here is why: you have a dream and you will live it till the end.

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About the Author

Aya Doma is a UN volunteer from Egypt. She struggled to find her way to be a creative person until she found satisfaction in writing. She believes that words have the power of transforming the world into a better place.

She has a BSc in Architecture and Construction Engineering with extensive experience in digital marketing, online writing and volunteering. Her dream is to become a project manager and a well-known author.

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