What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Ask a group of 7 year olds what they want to be when they’re older? Astronaut, rockstar, cowboy, Prime-minister, footballer, a princess….

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Ok, seeing as one of those things doesn’t even exist anymore (except in Wild West movies), some might be tempted to scoff at these BIG DREAMS occupying such LITTLE MINDS, however I think differently. There is something about these ambitions that is so pure and untainted with the realism and pessimism of the world that I find incredibly inspiring.

It’s really competitive so I probably should go for something easier

That won’t pay well unless I’m successful

I want to do it but I’d have to do so much training, it’ll be such a waste of time if I don’t make it in that profession

These excuses are all stemmed from a lack of belief in yourself. Whatever happened to those kids inside us that had all that faith in their dreams? ‘They grew up’ I hear you say? WELL GROW BACK DOWN AGAIN.

I get that you might not want to be an astronaut or a princess anymore, but whatever your dreams are now, whatever your wishes are for the future, get back that conviction you once had! People need to stop doubting and listening to the negativity around them. I truly believe that (borrowing a phrase from the King of Believing himself, Mr Walt Disney) “If you can dream it, you can do it” !

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Who says it’s not realistic? Who says you’re not good enough?

I used to say things like that to myself. Doubts bounced around in my mind like echoes of the negativity and pessimism others had fed me.

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I still haven’t achieved my dreams obviously, I’m only 20! But the moment I stop pursuing them, is the moment they stop being realistic. The moment I give up is when I stop being good enough.

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Keep dreaming xxx

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