When we were younger we believed that we could be anything and do anything, but as we grew older we began to realize that our dreams of becoming a millionaire, astronaut or doctor were not going to be so easy to come by.
Unfortunately, as an adult we have to be more realistic about how we’re going to spend the rest of our lives. Mortgages, bank loans, and new additions to the family all seem to take precedence, and our dreams fall to the wayside.
I ask that you do yourself a favour and simply write down both what your old ideas and news ideas on what you think you’d like to be when you grow up. (somewhere that you can refer to, so Google Docs etc….) Cause we’re all still growing and we’re all still learning.
Make the list without over thinking or “solutionising”. Make sure it’s complete, leave it for a week, re-read it and an amazing thing will happen. Your brain will look for ways to make these happen. In the process you may not become the astronaut, maybe you will, but you will develop yourself. There is no shame in trying to hold on to safety, security, and stability. At the same time, it doesn’t have to come at the cost of chasing and achieving your ambitions. It is possible to keep your head and your heart your dreams and desires…. plus your job.
Commit yourself – Ask yourself seriously where do you want to be?, what do you want to do? would you be? What would your workplace look like? Who would you work with? What would you work at? How often would you be working? I don’t care what age you are, you can always ask the question; what do you want to be when you grow up? Make a plan, make the decision and be as detailed as you possibly can. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll learn just by asking yourself these questions.
Remember, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Thomas Edison failed over a thousand times before he successfully invented the light bulb. Colonel Sanders had his recipe rejected 1,009 times.
Setbacks will give you the encouragement that you need to push forward and to keep working toward your goals.
Keep climbing the ladder of success when no one else believes in you. Keep on pushing for your dream when others fall by the wayside. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
Keep on and live your dream.