Think about when you were a small child and how you responded to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” For me, I wanted to be a singer like my idol Britney Spears and after that, I wanted to be a geologist. As a grew older, I forged a passion with reading and after doing so well in English classes, pursued an English degree solely because of my love of books, and later taught children in Spain English. However, say I or you wanted to be a famous singer, be a rock (or rocket) scientist, be the next President, could you do it?
The answer is yes, you could. It doesn’t mean that all things will happen like you want them to but anything is in the realm of possibility. Too often we look at other people and say, “Well, they got lucky” or “I don’t have that kind of upbringing or those connections” but forget that even if those things are true, getting to their level or beyond their level is not out of the question. However, we may be doubtful within ourselves and not even know it. We might do it ALL the time without even knowing it! Fear holds us back from making life-changing decisions that can place us on a new, more happy path.
What most people do not know is this: if you are able to tell yourself a thought daily, it will become your reality. Try it for yourself and also, draw it. Make a vision picture or create a vision board and tell yourself every day what you want to accomplish. For me, one vision was to create a blog and another was to learn the ukelele. If you are like me, you might tell yourself “I don’t have time” or “What’s the point, it won’t make a different” but realize that those feelings, though normal, are not right!! Sure, you may be strapped for time but there is always enough time in our short human existence to start something new–and it will help your brain function better! So do this:
1. Tell yourself a positive affirmation every day or draw it.
2. Every time your thoughts turn negative, turn them positive–even if it seems silly!
3. When people tell you it is too late to do something, take it with a grain of salt. You own your dreams.
4. Don’t forget to laugh.
What’s your dream?