A few months back I came across this adorable picture. I was instantly transported to my childhood days when I used to play make-believe with my older brothers. Always tagging along behind them as they pretended to be super heroes, I would offer myself up to be the victim in need of rescuing. The beauty and innocence of those days is something I always treasure. It was a time when it was OK to dream, to create, and just explore possibilities. Whether we were digging for buried treasure in our backyard, or contemplating if there were people living beyond the stars, we lived in a time of wonder and intense curiosity. Our minds were wild with thoughts of our future and how the world was going to be when we were grown up. Our parents had encouraged every dream, every desire, and ever ambition we could come up with during this time. No matter how many times I changed my career ambition, I knew the possibility for success was there, because I believed it!
When did we stop believing?
At what point in our lives did we lose sight of our childlike spirit? When did that little person that once looked at life with excitement and curiosity begin to fade from view? I’d like to think that child slowly lost its power when fear, competition, doubt, and various other outside influences began to get too loud for us to ignore. Where we once approached life with a sense of fearlessness, we now approach life taking into consideration how others might view our decisions and actions. We fear failure and we doubt our own abilities and potential for greatness. What happened to those days where we felt invincible? It was during these days that nothing stood in our way because we believed in our ability to reach for the stars and change the world. We replaced those once wild thoughts that used to bring us alive with those that keep us small and comfortable. We’ve silenced that exuberant child that is our authentic self and traded our authenticity for fear and conformity.
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Never stop believing in your ability to reach new heights. You are entitled to attain each and every dream you create for yourself. You believed this once before and can no doubt believe it again. Dream, believe and unlock all the doors to a better future. It was said by one of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho, that when you want something, the universe conspires to help you achieve it. Call forth your inner childlike spirit and get reacquainted with that fearlessness and unstoppable ambition you once had. Anything is within your grasp if you just believe.
Ambition In The City
- Never Quit on your dreams……… Dreams are priceless (nehadxt.wordpress.com)
- Never Stop Dreaming, Never Give Up Hope, Never Stop Believing (anonymoustruthblog.com)