Conquering Emotions One Playlist at a Time - "The River"

Written by: TIffany Noll, LPC, RPT
 
Having dreams of the future is what we use to motivate us to push forward, even when times get difficult. Dreams give us hope, give us something to work for, and give us something to look forward to. They create a drive in us that keeps us going each day. 
 
Dreams are only impossible if we don’t pursue the steps to reach them or give up somewhere along the way. We won’t always reach the dream we have in mind, but if we continue to push forward and work hard we can achieve exactly what we need. 
 
Our path in pursuit of our dreams is not going to be an easy one. There will be struggles and challenges along the way that will test our strength. Allow these challenges to grow you stronger, not break you down to giving up. We don’t know success without failure. Failure teaches us to be strong, teaches us to pick ourselves up when we fall, and teaches us that we are capable of overcoming it because we grow stronger through each experience. Allow it to strengthen you and continue to push you forward, because if you give up your dream is lost. And a person with no dreams of the future is often the person who has lost hope and motivation. 
 
 
The River by Garth Brooks 

 

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin' as it flows
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores...and
 
I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
 
Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide...yes
 
I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
 
There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all...yes
 
I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
 
Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
'Til the river runs dry