“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C.S. Lewis …
As we grow older, it can be easy to dismiss many of our goals and dreams as unattainable dreams of the past. … and that is what C.S. Lewis is talking about.
My dreams will always be mine, for they are a part of me. Moreover, my dreams offer me hope for the future. Rather than focusing on my limitations, they allow me to see the possibilities and potential of this beautiful world that I live in. And this applies to everyone–our hopes and dreams are primarily an extension of our attitudes. If we have dreams… we also have positive attitudes towards life. However, if our attitudes are negative, perhaps it is because we have not offered ourselves any hope for the future.
Michael Jordan is a great example of setting goals and achieving them. His dreams were shaken when he was cut from the varsity basketball team his sophomore year–he had even considered quitting the team–yet he stuck with it, determined to prove to himself that he could succeed. Imagine what basketball would be like if he had given up on himself.
Respect your dreams and goals. Nurture them. Renew them. And allow them to grow and benefit you throughout your life. They will offer you a purpose and meaning in life that cannot be easily found without them.
Set a new goal or find a new dream today.
Questions to consider:
Do you ever use age as an excuse to forgo setting new goals or dreams?
Do you ever describe your dreams as “impossible?” Why? Does doing so help you at all?
What are some of your strongest dreams? Do you think that they are within your reach? Could they be?
What are some ways in which you can nurture your dreams?
For further thought:
“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~Marsha Norman