I had the privilege of taking my parents to see Peter Pan at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden.
This was extra special because when I was a kid, my Mom took me to see Peter Pan when Sandy Duncan starred. So being able to return the favor years later was a tremendous blessing adding more precious memories.
Not only was the show super fun and entertaining but it sparked an idea for this week’s topic. I think most everyone knows that Peter Pan refuses to grow up, and that he only cares about having fun, without a care in the world. Peter wants absolutely no responsibility. Sorry if that sounds like your husband, he he.
I think we can agree that after a certain age that’s not so good. On the other hand there’s no reason why anyone should lose their childlike enthusiasm and optimism.
Remember the excitement you felt as a child? Not only around the holidays, but practically every day seemed to present an exciting opportunity to explore, discover and create. It was as if there were no limits and the world was ours to conquer. Well, what happened?
The following quote is a bit on the harsh side but it makes a striking illustration.
“When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.”
~Brian W. Aldiss
THE 1,000,000.00 QUESTION
Does this sound familiar?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Wasn’t that an exciting question back when you were young? You could be anything you wanted because everything seemed possible. There were no limits.
As an adult the question becomes, what are you doing now that you’re all grown up? Are you doing what you wanted to do? Why aren’t you an astronaut, a cowboy or the president? The only acceptable answers are the following.
- I’m still working on it every day and will get there.
- I’m doing something else that I discovered I enjoy much more.
Let’s face it, your dreams can change over time, but whatever they are you have to pursue them, that’s why they’re given to you. They’re yours so that you can nurture them and watch them grow into the life you’ve always wanted. Don’t let fear or failure hold you back. The last thing anyone wants is to look back with regret.
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate.”
You may be seeking a great opportunity that can change your entire life so start right now! What is it that you really want to do or love to do? Just do it! Figure out how and get started. And I’m not saying to quit your job but instead create a long term exit strategy. If you’re one of the many who are currently unemployed then there’s no better time to decide what you want to do, and go for it.
“It is never too late to have a happy childhood”
Play hungry my friends!
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer