Don’t Ever Grow Up!

If it means never dreaming, hoping, and reaching for more!

One of my all time favorite movies is, “The Astronaut Farmer.”

Of course I’m a huge Billy Bob Thornton fan but he has one line in the movie where he’s talking to a kid that is about to go into the principals office. He looks at him and says, “You better know what you want to be before someone knows for you!”

I remember back when I was a kid we would dream of being a super-hero, a policeman, fireman, or in my case of all things, an attorney. Yeah I know, aim a little higher Terry, but I was a huge Perry Mason fan, what can I say? The point is when I was a child it seemed like anything was possible. The idea that I couldn’t do something was just not in my thought process.

If growing up means losing your dreams, then don’t do it. Don’t ever do it. You can do, be, go, see, and experience whatever it is that you want. You are wonderfully and fearfully made by, for, and with the purposes of greatness. Negative Nancy, Debbie Downer, and Doubting Thomas will always try to give you 101 reasons why you can’t, but don’t fall for it. It’s a trap! You see they’ve tried and failed. They’ve loved and lost. They’ve decided it’s easier to cope with life if the expectations they’ve put on it is mediocre at best. Therefore they don’t their status quo challenged. You succeeding challenges their excuses they entertain, that’s why misery loves company. When you buy into their perspective you’ve validated their low expectations. CLICK HERE to see my training on the power of expectations.

No you are a meaningful specific that was designed to shine. Don’t let anyone talk you out of your greatness. Dreams really do come true and you truly can have anything you are willing to fight for. The cost is simple, persistence. Greatness is not for the passive or the timid. It’s reserved only for those who can fall 7 times and get back up. So heed the admonition of brother James Brown and, “Get Up, get on up, Get Up, get on up!”

The struggle is real but so is the reward. I’ve never met anyone with sustained success that doesn’t have the war wounds to show for it. However the fight gets easier, the rewards become sweeter, and the joy is overwhelming to those who don’t back down, don’t give up, and have the Les Brown mindset, “It’s not over till I win!”

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