If we were willing we could be so much more; and that is the travesty of life. To fall into the trap of mediocrity when our dreams are within reach. To fail due to lack of effort when a little bit of work is all that’s needed. To get scared and turn back to the familiar just before reaching our destination. To be beat because we never tried rather than we took the risk and fell short. To put our dreams off as if our time will go on forever, just before our time runs out…
…and the worst part is the children watch this travesty. No matter how much we encourage them to pursue their dreams, what they see are us, their role models, the people they look up to wasting their gifts away. Our actions become their expectations and their norm. Our failures become their failures because we’re teaching them that this is what life is.
Why should you pursue your dreams? Because tomorrow depends on it.
Posted on May 23, 2012, in My Thoughts and tagged Children, Dreams, Life, More, Travesty. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Brother, you are speaking to my life right now and I thank you for it.
Aww, thank you for the kind words and you are welcome.
Whew. I know I needed a break. The last two years were a struggle, but I succeeded, and since I have done little but work and sleep. I knew I was in the process of waking up again, and this is just the sort of message I needed to hear. Thank you.