If you follow the crowd, you can only go as far as the crowd goes. If you follow your own path, you may find yourself without limits, without borders. And as the old cliche goes; just because your friends jump off a cliff doesn’t mean that you have to.

As Maya Angelou once said, “The bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Sing your song because you have that song in you.

The first secret of self-made millionaires or successful people is simple: Dream Big Dreams! Allow yourself to dream. Allow yourself to imagine and fantasize about all your career goals and the kind of life you would like to live. Think about the amount of money you would like to earn and have in your bank account. All self-made millionaires begin with a dream of something wonderful and different from what they have today.

Young lives are filled with dreams and expectations to be realized when they are grown up. A fulfilled life is one that is self-fulfilling and full of meaning. Remove the monetary value and measure what it is that provides you with joy. It is only you who silences the callings of your heart. Make way and allow yourself to shine.

Life is yours for the making and pursuing what you want in life is a noble quest. So do not allow yourself to bound by other’s expectations and NEVER stop dreaming.

Linda has published fifteen books. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on the challenges a writer faces, including marketing and promoting your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews and how to self-publish.”