Finding your why. That’s our intention in this continuing CHI FOR YOURSELF series. In today’s installment, we look at your childhood dreams and what they may be telling you all these years later. Keep dreaming!
Your Childhood Dreams
Do you remember the dreams that you had in your childhood? The ones that centered around what you would like to do when you grew up. Did you ever follow those dreams or have they been pushed into the depths of your mind?
If you are feeling as though your life is missing something then you may want to take a look at the dreams you had as a child. If you still carry them with you, chances are they are things that you are passionate about.
Think back and let your childhood memories surface. Back then did you want to fly a plane, be a fireman or doctor or travel to the other side of the world? Did you want to play in a band or write poetry all day?
Of course, some of your childhood dreams may not have been practical. Especially those based around space travel or adventures on the high seas!
Once you have uncovered your dreams, are there any that now seem more reachable? If so, then why not attempt to make one of them come true?
If you wanted to be a singer, act in a play or write a novel, why not start now and do those things? You really are never too old to try something new, and it’s never too late to take up a new hobby.
What are your current talents and gifts? Can you combine one of your talents with a dream? Maybe as a child/ you wanted to travel the world on a ship. Why not write a novel based on this?
Maybe you have a talent for art and graphics. Can you combine this with an old dream? You could look into ways of helping young children become a graphic artist. Or use your talents to support a local charity or cause.
Just because you have matured, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have dreams and desires anymore. Take your life experiences and mix them with your desires and create a new passion or interest in your life.
It actually takes risks and courage to follow a dream at any age. Are you prepared to finally make one of your childhood dreams come true? If you don’t take a chance on yourself, you are missing out on fulfilling your life. Remember that no-one else is going to do it for you!
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All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney