How many times have you planned to do something and not follow through?
How many excuses have you made to justify your procrastinating?
Now I’m not talking about your job here. Where you have to meet your targets, please the boss or be thrown out onto the street. A little harsh perhaps but you get the picture.
What I am talking about is that gut feeling. That one thing that has always been there; and no matter how hard you try to shake it off….
It keeps coming back.
That one thing you have always wanted to do but never seem to find the right time to get around to it. It makes you come alive and the whole world seems a brighter place just thinking about it.
You know what I’m talking about right?
As I watch my kids grow and discover who they are I cannot help but fear for their future. I notice their strengths, the things they like to do and have a natural flair for.
I watch how they enjoy the little things and how their faces light up as they find pleasure in it. I love how they are so full of life! Not bothered nor worried at all by the fuss of making a living.
What exactly do I fear about their future then if everything looks so rosy now?
Well, I’m afraid they may become too busy one day to enjoy life. That they may become too realistic and stop dreaming. And like most of us, get caught up in a job and never discover or complete their life’s work.
I’m afraid that somewhere along the line they may settle and not press on.
That their dreams will be put on hold and dreaming will cease permanently.
Ever notice how once your dreams die, you stop living and start going through the motions like everyone else?
I hate to break it to you, but by continuously postponing you have planned…
To do it when you’re dead!
As a parent I want my kids to realise their dreams. I want them to fulfill their plans and complete their life’s work. I want them to live life to the fullest and press on towards their goals no matter what.
I want them to feel alive and be complete. And the only way that will happen is if they do that one thing they were born to do.
The onus is on us as parents to help them discover what it is and to always encourage them along the way.
What do you plan to do when you are dead?
Stop postponing! Take a leap of faith and start living.
There is no better time than the present.
Together, let us deny the grave the pleasure of swallowing our dreams!
As we encourage our children to chase theirs.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
– Ecclesiastes 9:10
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