The other day I was sitting at the table while my kids ate lunch, my mind started to wander. I do that a lot by the way, and most people can attest to that. Anyway, my thoughts drifted to my children. Though, they are still quite young, I thought about their strengths, talents, and likes. My boy loves to act out his favorite stories, and my girl loves to sing and dance. If they decided to chase after dreams, would I as their mother tell them they need a plan B?
At the conclusion of my wandering thoughts, I said no. Plan B will not allow us to soar after our dreams. It invokes doubt. We’ll never be good enough. The way is too hard, so many other people are chasing the same dreams. What makes us any different?
Our focus is all wrong. Does it matter that others pursue the same dream? We are relational people. We need others who understand the insanity related to our dreams.
Granted, we need to be realistic. Do we really want this dream? Then do what it takes to achieve it. If that means getting a day job to pay the bills while we purse our dream, do it. What benefit do we give our children (and ourselves!) by telling them they need a plan B just in case it doesn’t work out? Make it apart of the package. We still need to eat, have a place to sleep, clothes to wear, etc. So that should be considered in our pursuit of our dreams.
I want to create stories that sweep people off their feet to fantastical places and adventures with characters they love. That is my dream. What is yours?