There was this kid who dreamed big dreams. “When I grow up I want to become an astronaut”, he said. When he grew up a little, his teacher got his admiration so he wanted to become a teacher. When he grew up a little more, he wanted to become a doctor…”to save lives”, he said. And then he grew up a little more and he wanted to become a scientist. And then he grew and grew and grew. By that time he did not know what he wanted anymore, but he knew what society is imposing him to be and to have (money, fame, etc). Somehow somewhere he lost his dream and he lost himself in the man that he made himself to be. One day, he visited his school. There, he met a kid who dreamed big dreams. “When I grow up I want to become an astronaut”, the kid said. And he saw himself in that kid. Those wide eyes that speak for his belief that anything is possible, and that fiery desire to become something big touched him. And he remembered the lost part of himself that dreams big dreams. He realized his first misstep when he tried to conform to what society wants. He said to the kid, “Go, make your dream come true with the best of who you are. Your faith is enough to start making it happen.” He said a few things to the kid but he realized he is telling himself the same thing.
“Go, make your dream come true with the best of who you are. Your faith is enough to start making it happen.”
Like the man in the story, I wish that you start pursuing your dreams and doing the things you love. Perhaps we might not be certain what it is that we love. But most often than not, finding out what we love doing is just about recovering an old love. Think about that thing we love most when we were younger, when we haven’t succumbed ourselves yet to the prejudices about our dreams. Think about it until it sparks. Fan it with hard work until it grows like a blazing fire.
finding out what we love doing is just about recovering an old love.
Jon Acuff said it in his book called Quitter, “If I miss a goal, which sometimes happens when you set huge ones, I want the reassurance that I did everything I have in my power to make it happen. I want the peace in knowing that it wasn’t for lack of hustling that I missed a target for my dream. I want to know that the one thing under my control was under control.”
May all your dreams come true!
Photo by: Erron Sevilla