“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.