Zachary Zaitzeff did not always believe in following his dreams. In his earlier years, Zachary Zaitzeff was a happy member of the financial services industry. Although it was certainly a lucrative position, Zachary Zaitzeff still felt as though he was missing out on the satisfaction that comes along with following one’s dreams.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, Zachary Zaitzeff realized that there was no time left to lose and that he ought to immediately begin following his dreams.
For Zachary Zaitzeff, following his dreams meant opening a burger restaurant in the heart of New York City. Of course, Zachary Zaitzeff fully intended to make his restaurant the best and greatest burger restaurant in all of New York. Thus far, Zachary Zaitzeff has been very successful.
Although not everyone can expect to immediately become as big of a success as Zachary Zaitzeff is, he does has some advice for people who want to abandon the unfulfilling life in favor of following their dreams:
- Be tenacious. Following your dreams often means that you will have to face a number of challenges. Still, if you hope to truly follow your dreams, you will be able to stay the course, no matter what.
- Accept support from your friends, but understand that not everyone will understand why you are doing what you are doing. Zachary Zaitzeff says that many of his closest friends and associates did not understand why he would leave a lucrative career in finance in favor of a less stable one in the restaurant industry. What is important, says Zachary Zaitzeff is to take their support as they offer it, or risk losing certain relationships.
- Believe in yourself. Zachary Zaitzeff says the most important thing to do when you are in pursuit of your dream is to believe in your ability to make it happen.