When do you give up chasing your dream?

When do you give up chasing your dream?
We all have dreams and keep hoping that one day they will become a reality. But sometimes no matter what we see on the horizon giving us hopes it seems like chasing a mirage. I had one such dream. We have shifted to a semi rural town more for my love of greenery. My dream was to have a small garden nursery and sell plants. And this was more to help the poor. I had visions of my gardener preparing those plants and selling them in the market every Sunday. But what I have noticed is they do not want to take the trouble. If they did they could have earned a lot. Sadly Government gives them sops. All what they have to do is to stretch their hand. These sops are drained out by middle people who get their share and so encourage the government to go in that direction.

I no longer create new plants and this applies to even fruits that grow in our garden. These workers are not willing to take them to the market and sell them. Very rarely do I get someone to buy them.

I never thought I would have problems and in fact thought that there would be many grabbing the opportunity to earn their living. I was wrong. After a few attempts I have now given up. Little do we realise, when we have dreams there would be unexpected hurdles that come in the way.

One should therefore be prepared to give up their dreams and not get unduly frustrated as there is many a slip between the cup and the lip and that slip happens when we least expect it. How would I know that these poor people would not want to work for their living but grab those sops that come easily to them.

Would love to listen to your story of failed dreams.

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Comments

babyright
I can give up chasing my dream when i realise that the site i am working with do not have any intention of paying me but just to use me as a slave, but i still involve in online business.
Posted by babyright on 10-27-2017
vhinz
I have dreams that until now are not been realized. It's really frustrating seeing that my dreams have been realized already in the lives of other people. And the only reason that I know why other people have realized it already and I didn't is, I haven't done yet what they did. I'm still chasing my dreams by learning new skills and knowledge that could lead me to the realization of my dreams. And hopefully, one day I'll wake that I'm living my dreams already.
Posted by vhinz on 10-29-2017
Pixie
I have always wanted to be an archaeologist but I am not sure if I will ever be able to become one. Unfortunately there are not much prospects concerning this job in my country. Furthermore, none of the universities provide a course in archaeology over here. It will be difficult for me to go abroad and study to become an archaeologist. This is mainly because of the cost and I also have some other personal limitations.
Posted by Pixie on 10-29-2017
Corzhens
We all have our dreams and aspirations. We need dreams to make life challenging. It inspires us to push more and achieve the goal. But there are times that our dream becomes impossible to attain which means it's time for a paradigm shift, make another dream and forget the foiled aspiration.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-29-2017
overcast
Never. If I give up chasing dream, what else I have to live for? So chasing dream is what life is all about. I want to die rich. And that's what my dream is. And I am going after it. If I stop living that dream there does not seem to be anything worth living for. And that's what I am not going to give up any time soon. So if you consider dreaming is all about it'd be reasonable to say that dreams change as time comes and goes.
Posted by overcast on 10-29-2017
JoeMilford
You should never give up chasing your dream--if you do, you may as well be dead, to yourself and to the culture that needs you to be exceptional. Life is so short, and anyone can be just a shell of a person. It is easy NOT to chase a dream. Would you be willing to accept the alternative and become a person who just gives up n transcendence or some other form of expression beyond just the menial and material? The dream, whether you ever achieve it or not, is important because it defines who you are and why you are on a quest and here in the first place.
Posted by JoeMilford on 10-29-2017
Marvadaum
We all have dreams and aspirations but some of them are just not meant to be. I dreamed of joining the army when I was younger but when I got a bit older I realized that it definitely wasn't for me and it would make me suffer. It's important to be honest and move on from past failures
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-29-2017
lovely
I totally agree with you instead of killing yourself, being depressed or frustrated because of a failed project especially if you have put in your very best and it didn't work out then it time to quit.I know we always want to succeed I love that zeal but when it beyond us then its time to bow out,the shouldn't be a shame in that because we tried it just that it didn't just work out.
Posted by lovely on 10-29-2017
peachpurple
I gave up my dream to become a baker when I had realized it after I was married with 2 kids. It is too late to study bakery now with kids in hand. If I am still single, I would pursue my dream. Now, I just want to bake cakes, cookies for my kids.
Posted by peachpurple on 10-29-2017
Sue
Never! I don't think that you should ever stop pursing your dreams. As long as you have life then you have time. Anything is possible if you want it bad enough. Your dreams may get put on the back burner for awhile but it doesn't mean that they will not be achieved. Our dreams may change as we age and our lives take different paths but is we have dreams then we can make them happen. I still have many dreams that I have never achieved yet in life but I know that they are still possible to achieve.
Posted by Sue on 10-30-2017
potentialwriter
I don't give up chasing my dreams at all. I am a man of vision and mission and believe I am going to achieve those beautiful dreams and mission with time. I do a lot of things to keep myself on track as far as achieving dreams is concerned. I try moving on and searching for ways to get there without relenting at all. I always realize that I must face challenges and this helps me a lot and gets me prepared for those challenges.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-31-2017
johnrajiv123
Well, I have a lot of dreams. I have dreamed about almost everything from being a rock star to travelling the world and owning a yacht. Some of my dreams are achievable and realistic while others are too far from being real in my current state and form. Despite that, I still don't give up on chasing after my dreams. I don't intend to let my dreams just be dreams. To answer your question, I would never give up on my dreams- in this lifetime or even in the next.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 11-01-2017
tiffiecute
I have lots of dreams and I think of them from time to time. Maybe it's a clue that my conscience tells me it's not too late to close your doors and just give up. I feel old and weary now. But I still think and feel like a child. This may be my reason why I don't lose hope like a child.
Posted by tiffiecute on 11-01-2017
wiseagent
I think if you really have a dream (I mean, a true dream and not just something transient in your life) you'll never give up trying to make it come true. Many obstacles can happen along the way, but you have to know how to deal with them and the most important, overcome them.
Posted by wiseagent on 11-01-2017
vinaya
I have been burnishing the same dream since 16 years. I decided to become a writer 16 years ago. I dreamed about publishing books through a big publishing house and selling millions of copies. My dream was to live from royalties from my books. In the last 16 years, I have self published books, sold some copies, however, I have never made real money. I still have that dream.
Posted by vinaya on 11-01-2017
hermessantos
I praise you, my friend! I hope you win your dreams and have great success with the sale of your books. This really is a hard road to be followed. But it certainly is not impossible. May the success be with you!
Posted by hermessantos on 11-01-2017
vinaya
Yes, my dream of earning livelihood from writing is not an impossible dream because some of the richest people on earth are writers. However, sometimes when you dream seems far a way, it seems like I am holding onto a wrong dream.
Posted by vinaya on 12-15-2017
hermessantos
Our dreams are the essence of our life. What is the use of living a life without dreaming, that is, without desiring something and striving for it. I know I may not realize half my dreams in this life. But if I think about it, I certainly will not get anything at all. I prefer to keep fighting, learning and moving forward. The rest, I let the universe reward me.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-01-2017
cmoneyspinner
I don't have failed dreams unless I count the fact that some of my children have not chosen a particular path in life that I had hoped they would choose for their own good and for their immortality. If that's considered a failed dream, then I have not given up on it. I'm not chasing it. But as long as they are alive? Where there is life, there is hope. As for my own life, I live each day as it comes and whatever I accomplish on a given day, I consider it a dream fulfilled.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-02-2017
NickJ
You should never give up chasing a dream. I think there is a natural window of time for certain dreams. Mostly in sports, if you're over 32 you probably can't start a sports career playing professionally. Your body just won't hold up long. In terms of life years, being in your 30's is not even close to 'old' but, the toll football or basketball takes on your body is more reserved for people in their late teens and 20's. You can play professional sports until 40 but to start in your 30's is odd and mostly a recipe for failure.

But if it's really your dream, do what you want. Overall, I think if your dream has no natural window of closure then you can and should chase it even well into your 60's.
Posted by NickJ on 11-03-2017
anna
I think it's important to find a healthy balance between being realistic and dreaming big. If you find the right balance you'll probably find a dream that is achievable and therefore you won't have to give up on chasing it.
Posted by anna on 11-06-2017
Corzhens
Yes, you should be discerning with the probability and possibility of your dream. That when the time comes that it is not possible anymore then that should be the turning point. It is an exercise in futility to chase your dream that is elusive and has been elusive all those years. Being realistic is the best approach to life so that you will not be spending time for nothing that later on would make you frustrated.
Posted by Corzhens on 06-07-2018
chatbox
I haven't given up on any of my dreams. I still have a full life ahead to realize them. Some of my dreams are in the waiting room only because there are far more exciting things that are happening and they're taking me to places that have bigger possibilities. The only time I'll give up is when it is absolutely physically and mentally impossible to achieve them.
Posted by chatbox on 12-14-2017
vivalavanda
I haven't given up on my dreams and I don't have a plan to do so. Having a dream is what we thrive on every day. You can't live every single day if you don't have the vision to pursue these dreams you have, may it be small or big. In regards to your story, you can make it happen, you just need to plan it carefully because you have a good vision for your dream -- to help the poor. I will pray for you.
Posted by vivalavanda on 03-13-2018