Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Just An Opinion

I want you to close your eyes and go back to the days of your childhood. Remember what it was like to head out to the playground and play with your friends on the swings, or going down the slide. It was a much simpler time when life couldn't get you down at all. The hardest thing that you really had to deal with was the hardships of eating broccoli or green beans. Life was easy. Now, I want you to think back to the day when your teachers asked you what you wanted to do when you grow up. Do you remember what you said the teacher. Now that was over 20 years ago for myself, but I remember what I said to this very day. I wanted to be a game show host. The closest I have been able to get is a contestant which isn't bad considering. Today, I want to talk to you about Dreams and Goals. I think that all of us had dreams but they matured as we got older. Again, though, I want you to go back to the day that you told the teacher what you wanted to be. I had a friend in my class that was fascinated with school buses. I remember he told the teacher that he wanted to be a school bus driver. Did he actually become a school bus driver? No. Did the teacher tell him he couldn't do that? No.

Why is it that when we become adults our dreams and goals mature over time, and the people in our lives want us to fall flat on our faces. I think it becomes a sad state when the people who should be supporting us, decide to be the ones that tell us what we are doing is wrong and that we should be doing everything in our lives their way. It seems wrong to me that we can't be our own individuals. I get all for being realistic but if we were going to go in that route, man would have not landed on the moon, we would have no idea what music truly was or there would be no way to communicate with other people via this thing called the internet.

If one of these roadblocks stands in your way, I guess that it is someone that is very important to you. The biggest roadblock is family. You want to be able to say that your parents are proud of you even up into your later ages for everything that you do. How can you do that if your parents do not support anything that you actually do? Family is important but if they can not be happy with you at all maybe it is time to say goodbye for a while and do your own thing. Take this into consideration, would you rather you be chasing your own dream or their dream?

There is one way to get past all of the negativity that is being produced around you. You need to bottle it up and use it as fuel to light the rocket that will send you straight to stratosphere. Everyone will have that one person that doesn't think what you are doing is good enough for their standards. I know most of you actually chasing a dream that is difficult to achieve without hard work knows exactly what I am talking about. I want you to think about those standards in your own mind. Do they even live up to their own standards? 99% of the time you will be able to answer no. When someone tells you that what you are doing is a waste of time or not going to matter, tell them to shove it. I do not know about you but I would rather have a life of "Oh Well" than a life of "What if's."

What if that teacher would have actually told my friend that he couldn't be a bus driver? How devastated would he have been? Maybe that is the mindset we should have when we are adults. Instead of  trying squashing or taking a crap on someone's dreams or goals, give a little encouragement and support, maybe just maybe, you are setting someone up for a success that they could never dream of. Just knowing that someone is behind you, giving you support, is all that is needed.

If you are one of those people who actually is a realist or a pessimist when it comes to this sort of thing. I want to you to think back to what you said to that teacher when they asked you what you wanted to be. Take a look from then to now. Did you actually accomplish something on your list? If you did, was someone there pushing you? If you say no, my guess is that you would make a great poker player. If you didn't, it might be time to let go of the bitterness you have inside of you and realize just because you mess up doesn't mean that they are going to mess up.

If you are chasing a dream or a goal remember that this guy and this website will stand behind you for your entire journey.

If you do not like what I said, remember this was "Just An Opinion"