You know how I spoke about our children a few weeks ago, and how they’re not afraid of life, but adults are? (You can read the post here, in case you missed out.)
Well, now it’s time to talk about us as adults. Like I said in the other post, it would be a perfect, beautiful world if all of us grew up knowing that we can have and do anything we want to. But the hard reality is that most adults don’t know this – causing them to have this fear of truly living.
What we do instead is that we become comfortable, we settle, and we don’t try new things. One might have a lifelong dream of becoming, say, a doctor, but is too afraid to change their path from working as a waitress (nothing against waitresses here, though!). Because working as a waitress, you don’t have that pressure of succeeding; you know that job inside out and you don’t have to take any risks and end up failing or losing.
But what if you took the leap, and went for your dream? What would be the worst that could happen and what would be the best? Does the better outweigh the worse?
I’m pretty sure you’ll find that it does, if you think long and hard about it (which sometimes isn’t even necessary).
As adults, we need to set an example for our children, and become their role models. My future children need to know that they have no limits, and so do yours.
So what are you waiting for? What do you wish for? And what could possibly happen that could make your life worse?
If you think about it, there’s probably not a lot. If you went for it, and it ended up not working – well, at least you tried. And I’m pretty sure you can go back to that old (if not the same, but similar) job, anyway.
Try something new. Try doing something you really want to. If anything, it’ll be refreshing for your soul.
Take the leap.