Not to be meladramatic but if we want great things for the world, we must stop telling our kids to “Be Realistic.” What does that even mean? The only thing REAL is the PAST. Why would we want humanity to re-live the past?? Time moves forward and the world changes and grows at the speed of light. We need people who can get ahead of the curve and lead the way, people who conquer illusions and escape chains, the Harry Houdinis of their industry.
Who will be the ones to captivate our hearts and minds and inspire imagination?
In the words of Whitney Houston, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” You never know who may be the next Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, Howard Hughes, Marie Curie or Elon Musks.
The bottom line is: It may be too late for us but we can inspire our children. Encourage their curiosity and interests so they can become Innovators. Explorers. Mavericks. Pioneers. Outaws. Trailblazers. Guide them as they learn who they are destined to become, not what others THINK they should become. Allow them to make mistakes and learn from them. Share with them your wisdom and watch them drive full steam towards their passion!
I believe in that youthful magic and with a little love and compassion, any child can make the impossible REAL.
~ Breathe This Life ~
Today I was surfing YouTube and found a story/video….or “stideo” (yea, I just made that up)…about a 24-year-old girl, Veronika, who turned her family tribulations into a solution for other families in need. It started like the scene from the film Pay It Forward when Veronika’s school teacher assigned her a new project: “design something that would fill a real need.” Veronika’s creation: A puffy coat that doubled as a sleeping bag. Her goal: to help the homeless by keeping them warm. However, that solution didn’t fix the deeper issue and instead of saying, “that’s good enough,” she challenged herself to do better. Discover Veronika’s new idea at the bottom of the page.
Everyone has at least one idea or gift that can change the world. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your background is or how much money you have. Once you find your talent, that one thing that makes a positive impact, that’s when the fun begins! Even the smallest of impacts can affect huge change: it’s the Butterfly Effect.
Put in the effort and watch the world change right before your eyes…..all it takes is confidence and inspiration. As Sir Ben Kingsley’s character challenges in the film Sexy Beast, “Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY. And there’s ALWAYS a will.” You just have to find it.
When inspiration and passion merge…..lives are changed.
There is a brilliant idea within you too…..just put in the work.
~ Breathe This Life ~