26 Inspirational Quotes For Following Your Dreams
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26 Inspirational Quotes For Following Your Dreams

Every dream you possess has been put in your heart for a reason, and you owe it to yourself to see how far your dreams can take you. In this article, discover 26 inspirational quotes for believing in, trusting, and following your dreams.

26 Inspirational Quotes For Following Your Dreams
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Following Your Dreams

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I knew when I was seven years old that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. But the road to get there wasn’t linear. After several fiction novel manuscript rejections, I spent years on the sidelines, watching other writers succeed, immersed in limiting beliefs that I wasn’t talented enough, not good enough, and that nobody would ever want to read anything I wrote.

I feared that if I put myself out there again, I’d keep getting rejected. I wanted so badly to be a real writer, but fear kept me from going after my dream.

And I have so much love in my heart for that girl sitting on the sidelines. I know her fear and her pain. She wanted so badly for just one person to reach out and give her permission to enter the game. To tell her that these dreams were put in her heart for a reason and that she was worthy of living the life of her dreams.

But one day, I realized that the person I was waiting for all along—was me.

My entire life changed when I stopped waiting for permission from someone else to step off the sidelines and instead received it from the only person whose permission mattered: myself.

I’m a published author now, and I get to spend my life doing what I love most. But the truth is, I was never “discovered.” Nobody offered me a helping hand and showed me the way. And there were many, many times when I wasn’t sure this would ever work after me.

But ultimately, I knew that even if I failed, that would be better than never trying at all.

And that’s what I want you to know, especially if you have a dream in your heart but are hesitant to step forward and follow it.

You don’t need permission to step out into the world.

You just need to know that you are worthy of every single dream that’s been planted in your heart.

All it takes is one tiny moment of courage to take that first step. Then, when you step back and allow life to flow through you, you’ll see how the universe is giving you everything you need to succeed. It will lead you down the right path, one courageous step at a time.

You have an incredible gift to offer this world. And the only permission you need to step off the sidelines and into the world is your own. And you are worthy. Unconditionally. Infinitely. Always.

Below, you’ll find 26 inspirational quotes for believing in, trusting, and following your dreams. These are some of my favorite quotes that have given me a little extra loving push on my own journey, and I hope they can do the same for you.

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Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Follow Your Dreams Quote

1. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”

Paulo Coelho

2. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”

Deepak Chopra

3. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Paulo Coelho

4. “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Follow Your Dreams Quote

5. “The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.”

Tony Robbins

6. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

Roy T. Bennett

7. “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

John Updike

8. “If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself.”

Glennon Doyle

Follow Your Dreams Quote

9. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

Joseph Campbell

10. “You must disobey the voice in your head that says, I’m not ready yet.”

Marie Forleo

11. “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”

Fabienne Fredrickson

12. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”

Alan Cohen

Follow Your Dreams Quote

13. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”

Jack Canfield

14. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”

Paulo Coelho

15. “If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

Conan O’Brien

16. “You have extraordinary treasures hidden within you. Bringing forth those treasures takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion. We simply do not have time anymore to think so small.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Follow Your Dreams Quote

17. “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

18. “The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

Albert Einstein

19. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”

Oprah Winfrey

20. “You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul.”

Marie Forleo

Follow Your Dreams Quote

21. “Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession.”

Gabby Bernstein

22. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

Paulo Coelho

23. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Nelson Mandela

24. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Oprah Winfrey

Follow Your Dreams Quote

25. “When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”

Brene Brown

26. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”

Michele Ruiz

For more inspirational quotes, plus a daily dose of positive affirmations and self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest.

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