Encourage kids to keep dreaming


“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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