For some of us, there’s a feeling burning inside that we were meant to do more. The feeling that
a mediocre life isn’t good enough. The knowledge that a meaningless job won’t be enough to
fulfill us. And no matter what the world says, we know we’re meant for more. It’s a struggle to
ignore that feeling, knowing all that your life could be. And it’s definitely not something that
should be ignored.
Not everyone has the dreamer’s disease. That feeling that presses you on toward something
more. The feeling in your heart that keeps you going even when the world is against you. Some
people are happy to live a life without passion and purpose. But not me. And I’m guessing not
you, either. We’re the dreamer’s. And that’s worth holding onto.
The New Radicals have a song called “You Get What You Give” that really hits home.
Check out some of the lyrics:
But when the night is falling
You cannot find the light (light)
You feel your dreams are dying, hold tight
You've got the music in you
Don't let go, you've got the music in you
One dance left, this world is gonna pull through
Don't give up, you've got a reason to live
Can't forget, we only get what we give
If ever you think your dream isn’t worth holding onto, think about those lyrics. The dreamer’s
disease isn’t a curse...it’s a gift. The thing that separates successful people from the people who
could have been. The thing that sets you apart from the rest of the world. It’s a fire in your belly,
an ache in your soul for something more. That’s what the dreamer’s disease is all about. Do you
have it in you?
If you do, it’s time to set aside your fear and chase after your dreams. If you’re at the end of
your rope thinking your dreams and ambition aren’t worth fighting for, that’s the moment you
have to fight even harder. If you’ve got a spark inside you pushing you toward greatness, you
have no choice but to follow it.
Being a dreamer isn’t easy. It wasn’t meant to be. But it sure as hell is worth it. You’ve got a
light inside that most people couldn’t even imagine. And that’s more important than you might
realize. It’s time to embrace the dream and run straight for it. Whether it’s your reason for living
or just a reason to laugh, whatever it is, your dream matters. And it’s something you should hold
onto tightly. Don’t you want to have the dreamer’s disease, too?