As children, we were daring in our imagination; nothing was impossible to us as young dreamers. We dreamt of experiencing wild and outlandish experiences in far-off lands. We dreamt of becoming victorious heroes, genius inventors, and admired artists. We dreamt of sharing a whimsical love story that left us breathless. We dreamt of having a big home filled with family and friends tucked away in the forest or on top of a city sky rise.
There was nothing that our little minds didn’t imagine. Our imagination was fearless.
However, for many, as life played out, when something didn’t work out the way we planned or envisioned, we took those unmet expectations as the sign to stop believing and give up on imagining the wild. We took it as a token that everyone else was right; our imaginations were lofty. Little by little, many of us trained ourselves not to trust that “anything can happen”. We allowed time, experiences, circumstances, and people’s opinions to jade us.
Growth won’t always look the way you envisioned it.
Sometimes we can romanticize growth as only being abundance or making space for more. But i also believe growth involves shedding, loss, and really tough shifts. Growth is saying how you really feel. Growth is sometimes disappointing others by choosing you. Growth is being willing to let go even though it’s hard. When we ask for growth, we may have to be willing to allow people, places, and opportunities to leave for our benefit. That’s growth too.
(Not my words.)
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Very few know about my Cullinan review video in snapchat spotlight. I am an automobile enthusiast. Rolls Royce recently made two electric engine marvels. One is this prototype phase spectre, their first electric vehicle. Other one is an world’s fastest electric engine plane. Waiting to see other luxury brands to follow. Future looks good.)