Live the Dream is a guest article written by my good friend Ivan aka DJ Mex: music producer, DJ, and all around cool guy. He has a post-secondary degree in IT, and after five years of living his passion for music on a part time basis, has quit his comfortable corporate job to pursue his passion full time. Check out his blog by clicking here
One of the most important factors when it comes to improving yourself and advancing in life is realizing your dreams CAN come true. After you really consider your dreams, figure out what it will take to make them happen, and recognize it IS possible to achieve them, you’ll soon realize something scary and even more important: Most people who live their dreams are able to because they made a conscious effort to make their dreams a reality, and rarely because of luck or fortune.
One idea lots of people avoid or fail to understand is anyone can be exactly who they want to be. Instead of accepting this possibility, most people choose to live in comfort, security, and the same old daily routine. While those three things offer much satisfaction to some, they also offer an average life, one in which you will never live out what your mind and body are capable of, but rather only dream about it!
Ever wonder why the mind will rest at ease during the day while we live out our normal, boring day-to-day life, and at night or many times during the day we space out into dream land and imagine a completely different reality? It’s because we crave that alternative reality.
This is why I’m choosing to stop this nonsense and actually realize what I want: for me it’s not to be famous and rich but to make people happy through music. I’ve chosen to make my dreams reality – this month I quit my corporate job and am relocating to the west coast to pursue a career in music. Being a DJ can be one of the most rewarding things, and some of the best times of my life are when I can provide the exact beat at the exact time people want it, to slow the tempo down and watch people magnetically attract to each other, or to speed the tempo up and watch people jump around and get excited.
I have been DJing for about 4 years now; it has been a hobby and is constantly in my dreams. In the past, I didn’t take it as seriously as I wanted to, mainly because I was a corporate sheep. Not sure if I got into my corporate career because it was my choice, or because it’s the “norm”, what everyone does, and how most people choose to live.
So now is the start of a long and tough journey, one which I’m sure will beat me right down to the ground. I will feel happy, sad, mad, angry, violent; sometimes all at once. But the journey will offer the satisfaction that is needed for self-fulfillment.
I definitely do not have the knowledge or experience right now to be exactly who I want to be, but I made the first step – because if you don’t try, you can’t succeed.
Follow my progress on twitter: @djmexiv