Because a brand new year is right around the corner, I thought it was worth revisiting this article I posted last November. The New Year is the perfect time to reflect upon what drives us and what we are going to do with it!
Yesterday I was reminded of several things in the most strangest of ways. I was reminded of the reasons why we do what we do, or why we decided to do what it is that we are doing.
You know what I mean.
You know. That dream you started to dream a few years ago before you grew up. That little spark of hope that flickered in your mind and felt so right. Where did it go? What happens to that passion? Who gets to decide what is achievable for you? Did you let someone else decide?
In front of me there is a picture of a little girl. A happy little girl with a flowery dress, a hat, smiling, eating a snack, with crutches to her side. I can remember that day and I can remember those shoes (they were my favorite). My knee was only fractured. Not broken. My dreams were HUGE! I can remember.
I was going to save the world one hurt and broken person at a time as well as take up a career singing my heart out on Broadway. Little by little those lofty dreams began to break down as “reality” set in. Little by little pieces of dreams were fractured by different life experiences, people, and situations. Nothing major. Just small stuff.
What I know now is that no matter who or what comes your way and no matter how childish those dreams may seem you should dream them. It’s funny how things generally seem to come right back around to you. I believe that each one of us has a gift that we need to use. I also believe that those gifts can clearly be seen in your childhood when you aren’t worried so much about whose looking or how silly it might sound.
It’s just right and you know it in your gut.
So, whoever or whatever has fractured any part of your passion or dream I urge you to revisit it. Will you be singing on Broadway or saving the world? Who knows? Who gets to decide? Go with it with all you’ve got and remember the very wise words I’ve heard and still hear from my wonderful mother, “You never know until… YOU try.”