At what point do we abandon our dreams?
So I am going to expose myself by saying I am in my 40’s. Which I am happy to do cause I make 40 look like the new 30. I notice being around people who are in that age bracket that there is something going on.
People have stopped dreaming. There seem to be many people who have hit there 40’s and have let go of the idea of doing something special, unique, making a mark in their lifetime. They have accepted their life working 9–5 and just decided they may as well just keep it going cause they have money and benefits and a decent retirement package and there is no point in doing anything to mess it up.
Maybe they will do something when they retire. Probably not!
When I ask a person in their 40’s what they are passionate about I seem to get one of two responses.
1. I don’t know.
2. There are so many thing I am passionate about. Let me list them all.
When I ask the same age group what their dreams are the responses follow the same theme.
1. I stopped doing that. What’s the point!
2. I have so many dreams and so little time.
If you are a dreamer and you have all the dreams and you are working towards them. Congratulations!
Keep it up and make all those dreams come true.
If you have given up and stopped dreaming, I have a message for you.
It’s not too late to dream. It’s not to late to do something special. It’s not too late to invest in the thing you dreamed about doing when you were younger.
In fact, you are still young. If someone told you you are old when you turn 40 and gave you the idea it’s too late to do something. That you should have started in your 20’s, they are dead wrong.
Get off you toosh and allow yourself to lay in the field, stare at the clouds and start dreaming again.
Dreaming is such an important part of life. When you stop dreaming, you might just start to lose your will to live.
A lot of men who retire in their 60’s tend to not live much past retiring because they have lost their purpose, in turn their will to live.
Having dreams and a purpose is so incredibly important.
I know there are things that you wanted to do to change the world when you were fresh out of high school and feeling optimistic.
One thing has changed. Well that is a lie. Many things have changed.
There is one thing that really matters however.
You are mature, wise, and you have life experience.
You can go one of two ways with that life experience.
1. What’s the point, nothing ever works out.
2. I am going to start now and create something that is going to make a mark and leave a legacy. I have no idea how to start. I know there is something I have to do though and I am going to do it.
Do you remember when you were young and you had no limitations?
I was watching a toddler the other day when I was out driving with my son running errands. He was prob about 2. He was walking along the sidewalk on a cement barrier that was about a foot off the ground. Out of no where he full on, maximum effort bailed on the ground. Without hesitation he bounced back up and immediately got back up on the cement barrier and continued walking along it like nothing had happened.
There was a time when we didn’t let the fear of pain and failure hold us back from doing the things we wanted to do, were curious about. We were just like that adorable little toddler, FEARLESS!
Now the thought of pain and failure paralyses us to the point where we don’t even start.
What if you lived life like that toddler?
What if you had an idea and just said “YES”
If you fall get back up and walk on that wall again.
The key is to stay positive and adjust when you fall so you create a different result.
I believe in you!
I know that you are a Powerful Divine Being and you have a purpose whether you have discovered it or not.
I want to see you share your light with the world.
Can you believe in yourself enough to play?
I hope you will.
If so, get yourself a journal or if you have one already every night before you go to bed list 3 or more things you are doing every day to create your dreams.
Writing this in a journal will help you make your dreams a reality as well as hold you accountable to keep working towards them.
Your dreams matter so much and we want to see what you have to bring to us, the world.
Please play with us!
All the Love,
Harmony Woodington C.Ht.