After a talk with my friend, I’ve started wondering if there comes a time when people should settle for not achieving their dream. We put a lot of time and effort into achieving something, but does there come a time when we should stop? Do dreams have an expiration date?
My friend called yesterday to talk about her frustration with her singing career because she feels like it’s not progressing like it should. She works hard to promote her music and she has gigs sometimes, but she wants it to move faster. So she was told me that if she doesn’t have a record deal by the time she’s thirty-five she’s going to stop doing music.
She has been singing since for years, so it was hard imagine her stopping, but in her mind she can’t pursue music forever so eventually she will have to move on. Personally, I don’t want to still be pursuing a solid writing career at fifty, but I never thought about when I would stop. Now I’m wondering if people should have a backup plan in case their dream never manifest.
It’s sad to think about never achieving something that we work hard to accomplish. The thought of my hard work not turning into something has never crossed my mind. I guess I would rather think that what I’ve done will pay off instead of thinking about the alternative.