Are you living your childhood dreams? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

It’s always great to experience the innocence of childhood; when we spoke forth without the knowledge of obstacles that can stop our dreams or fear of economic monsters restraining us from achieving those tall dreams. Our hearts were sincere and the passion was genuine. It was what we really wanted to become that we said we would become. Fast forward to your adult life now. Are you living those childhood dreams of yours?

Maybe I should even ask which of those childhood dreams you played with in your mind. What did you write on the list when your were asked what you wanted to do in future? How many times did you also change your mind about those dreams or did you stick to just one dream?

Many people wanted to become doctors? Others wanted to become engineers. There were those who wanted to be lawyers. At some point some of us dream about becoming the president of the nation. Those were the professions or the dreams in vogue as I grew up. If yours was different please let me know. These were some of the professions that parents were proud of and would gladly introduce any of their children in that field.

So what happened to that childhood dream if you are not fulfilling yours at the moment? Was it that you lost your parents and could not continue with your education? Did the loss of a loved one or guardian affect the pursuit of your dreams? I am indeed sorry about your loss if you lost anyone but I should also be honest with you. That loss could have caused a set back but it was not strong enough to stop you completely from achieving those dreams. If you still have those dreams in your heart you can still make moves towards achieving the dreams.

Was it a consciousness of your academic strength or weakness that made you change your mind? I think I will be glad to hear that you discovered something else that you were strong at and you went for it. I hope it was not a teacher in school who dashed your hope by saying you were dull and couldn’t amount to much in life. Did you end up listening to that teacher?

By now we all know, I presume you’ve heard, the story of Ben Carson who was referred to as a dull student in class. What do you think those teachers who said he was dull would be saying about him right now? If the conclusions of other people have already halted the pursuit of your childhood dreams, shake them off right now! Pick up those dreams wherever you left them and continue. The point you have to prove is not to those who said you could not amount to much but to yourself; that you can become whatever you chose to be.

Renewing the pursuit will also show that no kings and no lords can stop you from arriving at the destination of your imagination. I have always been a strong dreamer myself. Not all my childhood dreams are being accomplished and the others are still on course. By virtue of understanding, I also made some of those dreams bigger, more appealing and with better strategies to achieve them and impact people.

I dreamt about being a lawyer. I dreamt about acting. I dreamt about writing and speaking in great places. There are also dreams that I picked up along the line. The writing and speaking dreams are on course. What about yours? I believe you can still achieve them if only you revisit them. So tell me, what’s happening to your childhood dreams? Are you living them? Are they dead? Can they be resuscitated?


Fola Daniel Adelesi
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About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on Info.com - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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