3 AM. I’m out of my bed, with this intense urge to tell the world, while at the same time, I’m shouting inside -
Follow your dreams! Be Better. Do Better!
I keep repeating these words everyday, multiple times, consciously and subconsciously. It started as an affirmation, changed to an order, became a prayer, a background noise and finally a silent scream.
Most of us have a similar version of this running in our heads, a silent scream only to be stifled by our so-called “rationale” mind.
“It is impractical”
“Stop day dreaming”
“What would your family think”
“You know you will fail”
So STOP! and just hear me out.
For the last few weeks (or months) a new rationale has crept into my regular dream, which by the way, is following my passions in life.
For all the fathers and mothers or the soon-to-be ones out there, think about this reason. Our children are the most important things in our lives. We transform ourselves to selflessly give to them.
Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say - Dr. Wayne Dyer
One of the most important things we try to pass on is our wisdom, a hope for a brilliant future for them.
We teach our children to live an ideal life so they can become great artists or anything. We tell them that the world has no boundaries and that our mind is limitless.
Our children are smart, they can see right through. Their love shows them who we are and if your words say one thing and your life says something else, they would learn that.
For example, this post would be more valuable if I did/doing all these things . Words without action soon lose their sheen, the world needs proof.
Set an example
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means - Albert Einstein
We work hard to provide for our children. A good education, property, money and more. All to make their life easier and better.
Modeling yourself as an example is even more important.
Children whose parents have worked towards their dreams, have an easier time adapting to a similar life goal.
But most of us go after the money and we are willing to do any work (lose our integrity also) to get that. All in the name of our children.
My friends, that is the easier route. It is visible, you can tag it with numbers, 1 crore and your did it. But understanding our purpose to create or our right to realize our dream(s) is a much more confusing human aspect.
Harder, But Still…Just do it for them.
So the next time you find yourself arguing for sticking to the world’s most boring job, for your children’s sake, change tracks, convince yourself that you are good enough to pursue your dreams.
We are their first heroes. Lets follow the path that we believe in – for their sake!
I had to put this thought down, came up while I was reading the parenthood chapter from Simple Truths.