As time passes by, we begin to start thinking, what would be a good job to secure our future? What would be the best choice for our future family? What is safe? With such questions and expectations from our family, we usually tend to lose focus of our passion and enroll in college to pursue a future in lucrative sector. At times I wonder to myself, why did I not pursue my passion for sports? Why did I give up on my childhood dreams?
Our parents, and teachers are constantly advising us about the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ things to do. Most of the times are dreams get customized as per the society demands. Also, the fear of failing or not living up to the expectations of our friends & family might be a hindrance in fulfilling our dreams.
As kids, we put zero thoughts in doing what we loved. Be it dancing, cricket or watching cartoons. We allowed our imaginations to run free, take us to places we wanted to visit and create our own imaginary world. We devoted our free time, playtime and daydreams to these thoughts, that made our imagination feels real.
So what were your childhood dreams/ favorite interest? Do you love to build Lego models? Or do you love to choreograph dances to your favorite songs? Or do you love admiring the animals/birds in your surrounding? Or do you love experimenting in the chemistry labs? Or do you love sketching sceneries?
Take a moment and spend some valuable time to dream, to reflect on what makes you happy, and to rediscover your passion. Do not let any roadblock stop you from following or pursuing your passions. It takes some time to realize that we are missing out on something that keeps us happy. One step at a time, we should start following our passion again. Starting with simple steps like by being updated on your favorite sport, cheering for your favorite team, participating in sports organized by various institutions or sports club, etc. This is the least we can do to keep ourselves happy.
While in search of a new direction, you may discover a forgotten passion that may break open ideas for a new Plan B. And as Howard Thurman quotes “Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”