Many hours of a child’s day is spent daydreaming, wishing, and hoping. To a child, the world is a playground and all experiences are seen as an opportunity for adventure. They conquer, discover, and invent, even if only within their minds. No mountain is too tall, and no task is too big for the power of a child’s imagination.
However, then life steps in – in the form of an adult suggesting that a particular task is impossible and/or was completed incorrectly. Or life may intrude in the shape of a peer who jeers and teases that child into questioning them self. Perhaps, it’s just the child comparing their performance to that of a sibling. No matter, where, when, or how – at some point the child will face criticism and that criticism may call them to question all that they dreamed and imagined.
One hopes that the child is able to rebound and still continue to pursue the things that they visualized. But such is not always the case. Many children give up, discard, and abandon the very thoughts that brought them hope and joy.
How do I know that this has taken place with some children? Well, because there are so many of you, who walk around no longer living life to manifest your dreams. Instead, you live life on autopilot. Doing the same routines, not because it fulfills you and not because it infuses positive energy to those around you – but just because it’s the same way you’ve always done things.
For this New Year, of 2015, I hope you find a way to tap into that child within you. Within you there is still a child who is filled with passion, and believes in all of your dreams. There’s still a child who isn’t afraid to try; even if it means you fail and have to start all over. There’s still a child who finds joy in the discovery of something new and the unexpected. Harness the power of that child within so that this year you finally get to start the new project you’ve always wanted to do, try that new hobby you’ve been meaning to get to, or even go on that desired trip. Whatever it is, take some time this year to get in touch with the ‘you’ that is within you.
If you take the time to go within and rediscover your buried dreams, what you’ll awaken is a bounty of motivation and energy that will better your life and those around you!
Recently, I was walking past a local Barnes & Noble. I noticed in the window, a sign that read “go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Life the life you’ve imagined”.
What will you do in 2015 to make your dreams a reality? How will you begin living the live you’re imagined?