But then somewhere along the way there’s a shift. The adults start herding us toward “realistic” goals. They see our talents or the areas we struggle with or our physical limitations and tell us which dreams aren’t achievable. Then we accept it. We choose a path towards a particular job or profession. We accept that dreams end as we grow into adults.
Really? Is growing up about accepting reality and giving up on the dreams we held so passionately as children? Or should we strive to ignore those who expect us to accept “realistic” dreams and instead grow into bigger dreams and make a difference in this world?
Making a difference doesn’t have to be as big as saving the planet. It can be changing one person’s life (or 1,000 people’s lives) for the better. The products you create or the services you provide make a difference. Maybe your goal is to improve or change something in your own hometown. But even if your dream is saving the planet, who am I, or anyone else to tell you not to try?
Whatever your dream is, go after it. Only people who dare to try will make a difference.