Once upon a time many of us were told that we could be whoever we wanted to be and do whatever it is we wanted to do with our lives. While this in most cases is ultimately true, as we get older, we forget this. Our imaginations grow duller as we replace it with worldly knowledge. As we gain more responsibilities as adults, our priorities change to accommodate the choices that are the most likely to put roofs over our heads and food on our tables, convincing ourselves that our most imaginative ideas are too outlandish or risky to try out.
These ideas could be traveling across the world. Or starting a new business. Maybe adopting a child from an impoverished country. Or dropping your job to pursue something you really love. The best ideas come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But eventually, that nagging doubt creeps in, filling your mind with things you rather not think about it.
“What if I fail?”
“Why do I have to do it?”
“What will people think of me?”
“It’ll never work!”
“I’m just not good enough.”