By Candace Boggan

Think Big Again

Is it possible for one to think too big? As children we have the most elaborate and vivid imaginations possible. However, as life progresses, and disappointments come, we lose sight of what we once dreamed. We give ourselves a million reasons why we can’t do something, as opposed to coming up with a million reasons why we can’t afford not to! So life goes on and we often settle for less than what we could accomplish. We feel empty, unfulfilled, and as if something is missing.

So how can we fix this?

What would happen if we reverted back to the days of our youth when we allowed our imagination to roam free? What could we actually achieve this time if we tried? We’re adults now with years of experience (complete with both successes and failures,) we have more education and sharper skills. Think…what if you could actually climb that mountain that you once drew?  Though it’s been a number of years, you can actually retrain your mind to explore again. Let’s practice. Get a blank piece of paper,  a box of crayons or markers, and begin to dream like you did at 10. I know what you’re saying, “I’m a professional and a grownup…  this is ridiculous.” But, what do you have to lose? Draw, paint or sketch the wildest of thoughts that come to mind, then frame them. Next, identify your first step to make that dream a reality. If it’s flying across a remote area, no you can’t grow wings, but you can book flying lessons. Ask for help if you need it. Believe me when I say that your supporters want to see you reach your goal. What is the worse that can happen if you try? You could fail, true indeed, but we’ve already established that we’ve all been disappointed before, so you can handle it. What if….just what if this time, you actually landed, not only on your feet, but atop the highest mountain, face to face with your God-given dream. Imagine how that would feel???

Think Big Again. You may find that you actually like it!


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