Encourage kids to keep dreaming

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

— Howard Thurman

 

 

Do we give up on our dreams too easily?

A colleague mentioned that his 20-year-old stepson had just achieved his dream of playing professional football. He caught on with a minor league team – not the NFL – but a thrilling achievement for the young man.

My friend proudly recalled a walk on the beach some 13 years earlier, when he told his (then) 7-year-old stepson that when he grew up he could be anything he wanted to be. The young man apparently took it to heart and realized his dream.

I don’t think most people are like my friend’s son. I think most people give up on their dream, too quickly, too easily. For most of us, life gets in the way: a job, a mortgage, kids. Some people have health issues. Others are a little lazy. There’s always an excuse.

Whatever my daughter hopes to accomplish, I hope she pursues it. I want her to chase her dream.

Published by robertpeek

I live in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoy my work as a marketing and public relations professional.

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