Do you have a dream? Is your partner backing you on the dream? The person you choose to be with should chase your dream with you, motivate you when you don’t see the finish line. and pick you up to keep going.
The late, great Tupac Shakur stated, “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” He couldn’t have been more accurate. It’s hard to actually fathom this thought when you’re in a relationship. It may be that the person you’re with isn’t dreaming enough. Let’s go a little deeper, it may be the person you’re with is jealous of your dreams. There are a few things that can be done to help this situation.
Continue to chase your dream as that will show your partner that this is serious to you. With time, your partner will notice that you’re serious. If not, maybe it’s your job to lift your partner up to dream. Hold an open dialogue, and find out what your partner’s dreams are. This is a great tool as it will open up the key component to any relationship, COMMUNICATION. Once you learn more about your partner’s dreams (while continuing your pursuit of your dream), help your partner accomplish their goals as well.
This next option is a 50/50 split. Take a break from your partner to force them to see how serious your dreams are. Let them know that they are holding you back from your dreams. Walt Disney stated, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” It’s going to take a lot of courage to step away but the reward could be gigantic. God willing, your partner sees the big picture. The truth is a lot of people don’t understand that chasing a dream usually is for more than just the dream chaser. If I dream of being a CEO, the benefits of my dream will not only change my life but my partner’s as well. They have to see the big picture. Don’t let anybody tell you your dream is too big.
“The main point in the game of life if to have fun. We are afraid to have fun because somehow that makes life too easy”
-Sammy Davis Jr.