Traveler of the world, expert musician, professional something or other, leader of many people, successful in x, y or z, etc. So many youthful dreams. What the hell happened? School happened, people happened, life happened, obstacles happened.
We are given this great capacity to dream. It’s coded into each one of us. It’s hard-wired into our DNA. Yet, somewhere along the way, we cast our dreams aside. School prepares us for the workplace. Our parents, family, family friends, our neighbors and our guidance counselors steer us along a path of practicality. Inch by inch we lose our capacity to pursue our dreams.
Fast forward 20 years later and we are all wondering where it went wrong. Why aren’t we happy? We wake, shower, dress and commute 45 minutes to a job we do not like and have no passion for. It’s not the life we imagined and we feel lost.
It’s never too late to dream. Grandma Moses began painting at age 80. Colonel Sanders was in his early 60’s when KFC was born. Ray Kroc was 55 when he founded McDonalds. The ability to pursue your dreams never dies. You are never too old to reinvent yourself. Take an hour out of your frustrating existence and script out your ideal life. In 1,000 words or less, paint a picture, with words, of the ideal, perfect life you desire. This exercise will rejuvenate you, inspire you and help you to dream again. Don’t let life pass you by without pursuing your dreams. We are infinitely greater than we ever imagined.