Dream Big

If you want to be inspired, ask a child about their dreams or recent imaginative adventures. Without a doubt, you will be rejuvenated and notice a smile form on your face. Children have dreams that far surpass most adults. They do not see boundaries or limitations. They do not box themselves into a mold that others have told them exists. Over and over they are told by parents and friends that they can be anything they want to be, but where is it along the path of life that we lose this ideology for our own life. When do we accept mediocrity and give up on the dreams we really want to achieve?

Somewhere on this journey of life, most people channel their ambitions and desires into a mold that consists of a 9-5 job where you often complain about your work, boss, coworkers, and life. You hate your job, hate your situation, and hate the direction you are going, but ironically you do not want to do anything to change it. You accept mediocrity because it is comfortable and you know what to expect. Why do we let this happen to ourselves? If you don't like your current situation, change it.

In school you’re asked, "What do want to be when grow up?" Then for some reason people stop asking the question. What passion do you have that has been inside for years but you are too afraid to act on? What do you want to be now?

I guess what I am trying to say is do not cut yourself short. Do not limit your own potential just because others say it cannot be done. Always continue to dream big and live out those dreams. Others will always try to make you fit into the mold of everyone else, do not force yourself to do the same.

Just like Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it."

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK