Do you remember when you were a kid and you had a dream? Remember that dream; which sat on your thoughts every day? The dream you held very close and dare not share with anyone. What happened to that dream?
What happened to that kid who didn’t have to conjure passion as the dream and the passion were twins? What happened to that dream? Where did it go? Did you find another dream? Did you tell someone and they crushed that dream for you? What happened to that dream?
Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? How many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our hearts. On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams which are not realistic. You want to play Carnegie Hall, and yet, you haven’t played an instrument or sang in years. The gift may be there, however, what have you done to nurture it? You wish to have a healthy relationship; yet, you won’t find the time to seek counseling as you have unresolved issues from the past.
This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day as the dream sits idle.
Over the years, you limited yourself with self-doubt, lack of self-confidence and self-limiting assumptions. When you realized the dream you had wasn’t going to happen, what did you do? Did you try to align yourself within the industry that housed your dream? Did you settle within your spirit that the dream wasn’t going to happen and you needed to find another passion?
But you know what? It just may be, that within the dream you harbored, there is another passion that is quite close to your original dream. It may have been resting there for years and you haven’t noticed.
Sometimes, the dream we have isn’t what is right for us. It has been with us for so long and it feels so right. It appears to be so natural, it just fits.
Give yourself a chance to re-examine your original dream and determine if there are sub-sets to your dream. You won’t know until you have tried. Now, what if, you still are in the mindset to achieve your dream?
The question to ask is: “why haven’t I gone after my dream?” What is holding me back from taking the step to achieve my dream? Are you afraid that people will laugh at you? Most likely, those who laugh just may have a dream deferred. What if you feel you’re too old? Take a realistic look and determine if it’s true.
The point that is trying to be made; is that it’s not too late; if you are realistic as to what your dream is. Even then, depending on your audience, you may be right on time. It really is up to you. Only you can decide when and if it’s time to find another dream or passion.