Why do people live a life of mediocrity?
The little girl who wanted to be an astronaut is now a bank teller
The boy who knew he would be in the NFL one day is the store manager of a retail store
But then the little girl and boy grew up and the world started filling their minds with no
“Do something more practical”
“This job is secure”
“If you fail you will have to start over when you’re older and you’ll never make it”
Why does the world tell us when we are young that we can achieve our dreams and accomplish anything but then when we grow old enough to make our dreams a reality, our dreams are suddenly impractical?
“What do you want to do in the future?”
“I want to be a performer”
“That’s great! But you’re majoring in something else right in case it doesn’t work out?”
Replace performer with your own dream and I’m sure it’s probably a conversation that’s not too unfamiliar
I believe those that try to shoot down your dreams are those who didn’t have the courage to pursue theirs
Because deep down we all know, we know we are capable of anything, we know we can be the astronauts, and the presidents, and the performers, but we don’t know how to
Or we are scared to
I know I could be famous one day
Sounds a little arrogant right?
We perceive people sometimes who are confident in themselves and their abilities to accomplish their dreams as arrogant
And it’s because deep down we know that we could be just as confident…
When we are young our dreams have no barrier in our mind, there’s nothing stopping us from living them
But the more and more people tell you don’t do this, this is a better plan the more we build up that wall and when those people who told you you couldn’t are long gone our mental wall stopping us from achieving our dreams is higher than ever
Some people never build that wall
Some people build it and knock it down
Some people live with it their whole lives
I refuse to be the person telling other people not to follow their dreams because I was scared to follow mine
All humans have potential for greatness, some just never seek to find it
So I challenge you:
What was that dream you had as a child? The thing where if all odds were in your favor you’d be happy doing for the rest of your life?
Find that thing and do it because it’s never too late.
Know that you can be great and you can be happy, really happy not a happiness tinged with regret
And it will happen.