There is so much to learn from this picture. When we are kids we Dream these HUGE Dreams. We water them, we act them out during recess, we tell anyone that will listen what we are gonna do when we grow up. We have so much excitement! Our eyes are all happy, we talk fast, we show everyone our super hero costume, believing with every inch of our little soul, that 1 Day we are going to save the world and everyone is gonna live happily every after. Do you remember those days? What did you want to be? Astronauts, fireman, Doctor, nurse or a Movie Star lol!
Then we hit middle school and is like our teachers that once fed our imagination and dreams were now Zombies and they were trying to make us just like them! Ewe!! We had to be realistic and have a “J-O-B” that could pay the bills because our silly dreams would never happen. Sheesh! Do you remember the first time you were told or realized your childhood dreams were made out to be pipe dreams by the adults who thought “They Knew All the Answers?”
Now, we are all Grown Up, and 98% of people on the planet literally HATE their job. They dread going to work. They are depressed and generally just go thru life as a Zombie because they feel they have No Way Out! They quit dreaming and probably wouldn’t know where to start off looking for a dream these days.
I am here to tell you that you can do whatever you want to do! No matter how old you are or what stage of life your in at the moment. How do I know this you ask? Because I am Living Proof that it can happen! See I am 49 yrs old. I have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren! I have worked in restaurants on & off my whole life. Then 1 day I lost the job, the house, the car and my whole life was flipped upside down. I gained a bunch of weight, got depressed, people who I thought were my friends, disappeared into thin air. Waking up and breathing generally pissed me off! (I know, to know me now, you would never believe that person could ever have been me lol)
But, I got in the gym and started working out with my best friend and my roommate at the time and between the 3 of us we lost almost 150lbs! That is when my Dream to be a Personal Trainer came to life! I was 42ish when all that was going on. Well as of today, Exactly 5 yrs Ago, I made that Dream a Reality!!!! I passed my certification exam on March 8th, 2012! That was the one of the Happiest days of my life! (I sat in the car & Cried like a 2yr old outside the test center for what seemed like 10min lol) 3 years ago, I even passed my National Certification with NCSF, followed by my Sports Nutrition Specialist, Spartan SGX Coach & Obstacle Specialist and Now a Certified Life Coach!
If you had asked me 10 yrs ago this was never on the radar for me. But when that seed got planted that’s all I focused on and I never gave up! There were days I thought I was crazy, but that seed was being watered every time I spoke the words “I am studying to pass my personal trainer exam”! It got stronger and bigger everyday. There was no turning back. At the Age of 44 I Changed My Life for The Better! Forever!
This is just a small snippet of my story and when the rest of it gets told you will see that Your Past has Nothing to do with your Destiny! It only gave you lessons to help you get there. Stop watering Dead Plants! Dream Again! Find Your Passion! Then work backwards from there until you find a way to make it a reality like I Did!
I would love to hear your childhood dreams, or even better, Your Big Kid (aka Grown Up lol) Dreams! Leave a comment below, tag a friend, share with someone you think would benefit from this story!
Until next time, I hope yoy Have as Awesome Week as you can make it!